Geoffrey Perkins Is Dead At 55

posted 2008-08-31 12:31:10 by grendel

Legendary comedy writer and producer Geoffrey Perkins has died in a road accident in London

Perkins, 55, became BBC TV's head of comedy in May 1995, and oversaw shows including the Royle Family, Men Behaving Badly and League Of Gentlemen.

He was killed when he was hit by a van in Marylebone High Street, London, police said.