Comedy Connections - Geoffrey Perkins
Geoffrey Perkins, comedy writer, performer and producer had a glorious 30-year career. This Comedy Connections tribute traces his career and sees friends and colleagues pay tribute to his extraordinary sustained success.
Starting as a producer at BBC Radio in the late 70s he took The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy on to the airwaves and marked himself out as a name to watch. When he died at the end of August 2008 he had stacked up credits on more than fifty radio and television shows and collaborated with the biggest stars in comedy.
Interviewees Angus Deayton, Catherine Tate, Charlie Higson, Paul Whitehouse, Harry Enfield, John Lloyd, Jimmy Mulville, Sophie Clarke-Jervoise, Graham Linehan and Ben Elton paint a picture of a man who loved his work; of a producer whose insight and wisdom marked him apart; of a friend who enjoyed play as much as work; and of a programme-maker who was never afraid of the simple, the popular, or the conventional - as long as it was funny.