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Obit: (UKRadio 2 Producer) Paul Walters (Oct 06)

23 Oct 06 - 04:50 AM (#1866266)
Subject: Obit: (UK) Paul Walters
From: Liz the Squeak

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!).

LTS


23 Oct 06 - 05:16 AM (#1866278)
Subject: RE: Obit: (UK) Paul Walters
From: John MacKenzie

Dear old Paulie, no more Walters/Wogan banter to look forward to then.
Vaya con dios.
Giok


23 Oct 06 - 10:33 AM (#1866482)
Subject: RE: Obit: (UK) Paul Walters
From: Dave the Gnome

Very sad - and only 59 too:-(

Thoughts to his family and friends.

DtG


24 Oct 06 - 02:03 AM (#1866977)
Subject: RE: Obit: (UKRadio 2 Producer) Paul Walters (Oct 06)
From: Terry K

Paulie was a long-time golfing mate of mine. What is less known about hime is that he was a great guitarist - I was privileged to have him play guitar at my house.

A modest, private man, generous with his time, appreciator of fine things, very sadly missed.

And Liz, I missed the broadcast of "the passing of the wind" but I'll bet it was followed by Paulie's favourite comment at such times - "better an empty house than a bad tenant".

Terry


24 Oct 06 - 03:15 AM (#1866990)
Subject: RE: Obit: (UKRadio 2 Producer) Paul Walters (Oct 06)
From: GUEST,Partridge

Monday mornings are bad enough, but yesterday when I heard the news about Dr Wally I cried all the way to work.
Wogan and gang start my day usually with a laugh or a smile. He will be missed and I thank him for lots of great music and his very good sense of humour.

Pat


24 Oct 06 - 04:52 AM (#1867037)
Subject: RE: Obit: (UKRadio 2 Producer) Paul Walters (Oct 06)
From: Liz the Squeak

Ah.. his biog mentions the guitar playing. You too can hear it if you purchase the 'Janet and John' CD, via the TOGS website which will raise money for Children in Need, a cause that Dr Wally was a great supporter of.

Other TOGS will know what I'm talking about, the rest of you will have no clue. Buy it anyway. It's a fantastic way to liven up your car journey... actually no... don't play it whilst driving. Or on the bus or tube... you'll be put away for sitting there giggling to yourself....

Actually.... buy it online, it will come in plain brown wrapper to an address of your choice, so you can listen to it and guffaw in private.

LTS


24 Oct 06 - 07:31 AM (#1867081)
Subject: RE: Obit: (UKRadio 2 Producer) Paul Walters (Oct 06)
From: GUEST,Ralphie

Hi Liz.
I can certainly confirm that Paul was a good guitarist.
Having worked on the show for more years than I care to mention with Paul, many was the conversations we had discussing tunings, techniques, etc. (Much to Terrys chagrin!)
Although we had all known what the inevitable outcome would be for Paul, it makes it no easier, now that it has happened.
It was a pleasure to know the man. His memory will live on.
Kind Regards Ralphie x


25 Oct 06 - 03:10 AM (#1867914)
Subject: RE: Obit: (UKRadio 2 Producer) Paul Walters (Oct 0
From: Morticia

I too, sniffled all the way into work on Monday. Paulie and his notes from his mother, his mastication of all wild life everywhere and his snorker and 'am fixation....we will miss you.


30 Oct 06 - 03:52 PM (#1872442)
Subject: RE: Obit: (UKRadio 2 Producer) Paul Walters (Oct 06)
From: GUEST,Penny Sillin and Jacob Sladder

The mornings will never be the same.
We will miss you.
RIP xxx


30 Oct 06 - 05:17 PM (#1872486)
Subject: RE: Obit: (UKRadio 2 Producer) Paul Walters (Oct 06)
From: GUEST,Eye Lander

I cried when I heard the news last Saturday, it just seemed like losing a friend.

Last night I listened to 'The Accident' (of the windy type) on Terry's Web site but I am blowed if I can fine it now to do a blue clicky! Senior moment I guess.

Jillie


31 Oct 06 - 03:19 AM (#1872777)
Subject: RE: Obit: (UKRadio 2 Producer) Paul Walters (Oct 06)
From: Terry K

Funeral is on Thursday at the church in the next village to me. I don't do churches, but will be there. Then on to a wake to see the lad off properly!

Terry


31 Oct 06 - 03:38 AM (#1872788)
Subject: RE: Obit: (UKRadio 2 Producer) Paul Walters (Oct 06)
From: Splott Man

I'm sure I remember him playing in folk clubs in London late 60s early 70s, a fine musician indeed.


31 Oct 06 - 04:10 AM (#1872803)
Subject: RE: Obit: (UKRadio 2 Producer) Paul Walters (Oct 06)
From: GUEST,Slowan Laite

What a man he must have been to have touched so many lives. No more "I only print 'em" or "tastes just like chicken"! He knew how to make us laugh, and things will never be quite the same again.

RIP Pauly, you were truly loved.

Slowan


31 Oct 06 - 05:41 PM (#1873359)
Subject: RE: Obit: (UKRadio 2 Producer) Paul Walters (Oct 0
From: GUEST,Ann Tique

A few of you mentioned that you missed the 'passing of the wind' incident and other hillarious clips .... well here they are for you -
wogan soundbytes      you will find that a few of clips won't play ... this is simply because the URL is wrong.

Just replace the "guardian.curtin.edu" with "www.univie.ac.at" in the address bar, and voila, they work !

You may also like to know that Pauly requested any donations in his memory be made to the hospice in Berkhamstead where he spent his last days. Here is the donations page that has been set up: http://www.justgiving.com/DrWally

Enjoy the clips and please donate generously !

Ann


01 Nov 06 - 12:29 PM (#1873932)
Subject: RE: Obit: (UKRadio 2 Producer) Paul Walters (Oct 06)
From: GUEST,Glenys

Light a candle at 11.30 tomorrow in memory of a fantastic bloke. Play some of his music, Eva, Beth, the Eagles, whatever! Sorely missed, a modest man who never realised he was an institution, an inspiration to us all. God Bless, mate - my mum's saved you a space on her cloud! Keep it warm for me!

xx