A former regional journalist who went on to produce television shows after a foray into Fleet Street has died aged 67.
Following his move to the Morning Telegraph he was runner-up in 1969’s Young Journalist of the Year for a piece written while on assignment in Belfast.
While in Sheffield he met future wife Margaret, and the couple married in 1971.
In 1970 he began working on Fleet Street, which preceded a move to London Weekend Television.
At LWT he produced popular shows including Game for a Laugh, Child’s Play, Tell the Truth, and Surprise Surprise.
In 1989, he became the editor of BBC chat show Kilroy, and later worked on television in India.
Brian had suffered with kidney problems since 1998 and in later life he continued working on a freelance basis as well as dedicating himself to his many passions including football, cricket and railways.