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Feature Glen Chapman James Stansfield 26 Feb 2014 - 07:00
“Urgh, I’m so hungover. I’m going to sit in my pants and watch movies all day”
So invariably goes at least one entry on my Twitter feed every Saturday or Sunday morning. Yes, lying about all day watching TV is great but nine times out of ten when someone writes something like this, I can guarantee that they don’t have kids. For those of us with small children, the television we regularly watch throughout the day comes from a vastly different landscape. To the childless, names such as Makka Pakka, Tree Fu Tom and Yo Jo Jo may mean very little. To some us though they’ve become household names, as our lives are filled »
Broadcaster Geoffrey Wheeler has died, aged 83.
The presenter was best known for hosting Songs of Praise and quiz show Top of the Form among others.
His son confirmed that he passed away at a care home in Prestbury, Cheshire, after a long illness on December 30.
He later presented the show himself for a year in 1987, having previously provided the voiceover.
"He was an absolute gentleman and that's the conclusion that everybody who dealt with him came to," his son Robin told BBC News.
Wheeler started his broadcasting career on BBC Radio in the 1950s, producing around 200 programmes while studying law at Manchester University.
Geoffrey Wheeler is survived by his son, »
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