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Posted By: Liz the Squeak
23-Oct-06 - 04:50 AM
Thread Name: Obit: (UKRadio 2 Producer) Paul Walters (Oct 06)
Subject: Obit: (UK) Paul Walters
Known as Dr Wallington P. de Wynters Magillicuddy Walters, Dr Poorly Waters and other derivatives - the Radio 2 Senior Producer Paul Walters has died after a long illness. Biog here... with comments from fans of the 'Wake up to (Terry) Wogan' show.
Paul is credited with introducing many names to mainstream UK listening via the Wogan show, particularly Eva Cassidy.
One of his most infamous moments is the morning he'd had one too many muffins, and 'made the passing of the wind' live on air, thus rendering the entire studio and much of the nation speechless for some time.
It's his fault that I'm sitting here in my TOG sweatshirt and listening to some damn fine music that he selected for the programmes over the years (available on the Terry Wogan CD - 'Top of the Morning' - it was a present!).