Death of Terry Wogan prompts memories of Harpenden producer Paul Walters

Paul Walters produced the hit BBC Radio 2 show 'Wake up to Wogan' - pic courtesy of BBC

Paul Walters produced the hit BBC Radio 2 show 'Wake up to Wogan' - pic courtesy of BBC

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The death of Terry Wogan on Sunday (31) has prompted people to remember his friend and top producer who lived in the area.

Paul Walters, who lived in Willoughby Road, Harpenden, was best known for his work and appearances on Terry Wogan’s Radio 2 radio show Wake Up to Wogan and was known to many as Dr Wally Poultry.

He became very ill and died in 2006 aged 59, and following the death of Terry Wogan to cancer at the weekend, many have recalled their memories of the pair.

One Facebook user commented on a post in Harpenden Facebook group ‘Old Harpenden, Years Gone By’: “Terry and Paul were one of the great double acts on radio.”

Another said: “Terry also used to refer to Paul as the mid-herts maestro, referring to his membership at the golf club. They had a great chemistry and banter together.”

Paul was born in Wheathampstead and worked on a range of programmes for the BBC, including the Eurovision Song Contest.

In 1993 he became the producer of Wake Up to Wogan and with Terry, made it one of the most popular radio programmes in the UK, later pioneering the use of webcams and emails in the show.

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