The Fox and the Child (and the little girl)
North west and North East passages navigable

Geoffrey Perkins has died

"Comedy Producer dies in accident"


That is absolutely terrible.

Geoff was a really, really lovely person. He was heavily involved with, and produced "Hitchhikers" (ie: the original), which would be legacy enough, but he also really handheld "Father Ted" in to being, and gently supported G&A through the process to making it really brilliant. Plus he was a kind, funny self effacing and quite quiet chap who was very loyal to his friends.

I haven't seen him for a very long time. Last time was probably ten years ago. Ayeesh. Man. That really bloody sucks.

He was head of comedy at the BBC for a while. I remember when he got the job and he couldn't talk about it. He was dying to. He was so nice. I was seeing Gray whilst the first Ted was being recorded, so saw him an awful lot, and hadn't clocked his involvement wih Hitchhikers. When I realised it was him, I was speechless with awe for about 2 minutes, and burbled over with loads of dumb questions. He told me a whole lot of stories, and seemed delighted to talk about it.

What a uselessly bad thing. Damnit.