Comedy Awards to honour Geoffrey Perkins

Great news from this morning’s Media Guardian:

Geoffrey Perkins tribute to feature in British Comedy Awards show

This year’s British Comedy Awards on ITV1 will feature a tribute to the late comedy producer, writer and performer Geoffrey Perkins.

Perkins, who died on August 29, worked on some of the most popular comedies from the past three decades, including I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, Spitting Image, The Fast Show and Have I Got News for You.

He was a familiar face at the annual British Comedy Awards ceremony and a number of the shows he executive produced won prizes down the years, including The Catherine Tate Show and Father Ted.

It is thought the celebration of his life will feature clips and tributes from former colleagues such as Rowan Atkinson and Harry Enfield. Read full story here…