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TV comedy producer John Howard Davies dies at 72

TV comedy producer John Howard Davies dies at 72

John Howard Davies, who grew from a cherubic child actor to an influential British television producer, has died at 72.
Son William Davies said his father died Monday at his home in Blewbury, southern England. He had been suffering from cancer.
He is remembered by film-lovers for playing the titular orphan boy in David Lean's 1948 film of "Oliver Twist."
He later became a producer and director on comedies including "Monty Python's Flying Circus," "Fawlty Towers" and "Mr. Bean."
As head of comedy at BBC television, he commissioned shows including "Only Fools and Horses" _ one of the most popular British sitcoms of all time _ and "Yes, Minister," a classic of political satire.
He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.
A private funeral will be held next week.


Updated : 2021-10-16 17:14 GMT+08:00