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

Liz the Squeak 23 Oct 06 - 04:50 AM
John MacKenzie 23 Oct 06 - 05:16 AM
Dave the Gnome 23 Oct 06 - 10:33 AM
Terry K 24 Oct 06 - 02:03 AM
GUEST,Partridge 24 Oct 06 - 03:15 AM
Liz the Squeak 24 Oct 06 - 04:52 AM
GUEST,Ralphie 24 Oct 06 - 07:31 AM
Morticia 25 Oct 06 - 03:10 AM
GUEST,Penny Sillin and Jacob Sladder 30 Oct 06 - 03:52 PM
GUEST,Eye Lander 30 Oct 06 - 05:17 PM
Terry K 31 Oct 06 - 03:19 AM
Splott Man 31 Oct 06 - 03:38 AM
GUEST,Slowan Laite 31 Oct 06 - 04:10 AM
GUEST,Ann Tique 31 Oct 06 - 05:41 PM
GUEST,Glenys 01 Nov 06 - 12:29 PM
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Subject: Obit: (UK) Paul Walters
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 23 Oct 06 - 04:50 AM

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


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

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


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

Very sad - and only 59 too:-(

Thoughts to his family and friends.

DtG


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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