JOHN PEEL PRODUCER DIES

John Walters passes away aged 63...

Former BBC radio producer and broadcaster JOHN WALTERS, best known as JOHN PEEL’s producer, has died suddenly aged 63.

Walters joined Radio 1 in 1967 and aside from producing – and often appearing in – Peel’s groundbreaking show, also presented a number of shows on BBC radio himself, including ‘Walters’ Weekly’ on BBC Radio 1 and ‘Idle Thoughts’ on Radio 4.

A former comprehensive schoolteacher, he was also a trumpeter with the Alan Price Set. He retired from the BBC in 1991.

Helen Boaden, the controller of BBC Radio 4, said: “John Walters was a wry and witty broadcaster of immense experience. We shall miss him.”

The cause of death has not yet been released.