British comedian and writer who was on the television series Bootsie and Snudge and the radio comedy Round the Horne. He is also know for his work on the BBC shows Points of View and The News Quiz.
He attended Stationers School after being evacuated from his home in Wisbech during WWII.
He made Monty Python's Flying Circus possible by bringing all of the performers together.
He divorced his wife Dorothy, with whom he had three children and he later had a daughter with his second wife Lynden.
He was Marty Feldman's writing partner, and together they created several television shows.