Barry Took died of cancer, aged 73, at 5:50BST on Easter morning; March 31st, 2002. He died in his sleep in a London nursing home.

Took was a writer for classic comedy Round The Horne, and presented Points of View, as well as Radio 4's The News Quiz. He was also the man responsible for the BBC taking on board the Monty Python team.

Barry Took

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