John Pidgeon (1947-2016)

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John Pidgeon (1947-2016)

Postby John Saunders » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:14 am

Sad news. One of our most distinguished old boys, John Pidgeon, has died, aged 69. His full name was William John Gilmour Pidgeon, and he was at the RGS from 1958 to 1965. John's Wikipedia entry lists him as "journalist, author, music historian, radio producer, comedy executive and crossword compiler". He eventually became head of radio entertainment at the BBC and was responsible for such programmes as Dead Ringers, Flight of The Conchords, Little Britain and The Mighty Boosh, which subsequently became hit shows on TV. Here is a link to his Guardian obituary.

I didn't personally know John as he was a few years older than me, but was grateful for his help in contributing names for the website.
John Saunders
RGS 1963-70 (personal website http://www.saund.co.uk)