Ex BBC presenter Mike Craig dies
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Ex BBC presenter Mike Craig dies

Former BBC GMR presenter and Radio 2 producer Mike Craig has died aged 75.

He also worked as a comedy writer, producing material for radio programmes by people like Ken Dodd and The Grumbleweeds.

Mike wrote over 1,000 comedy programmes for television and radio for the likes of Harry Worth, Ken Dodd, Roy Castle, Jimmy Tarbuck, Bernie Clifton and Des O'Connor in the 1970s before becoming a BBC comedy producer.

He died following a four-and-a-half year battle with a rare form of dementia and friends from the light entertainment world attended his funeral this week, including Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee.

Mike was an acknowledged expert on the 'golden age' of radio comedy, having written several books and given many talks on the subject, mainly on cruise ships.

His widow Susan wrote on her husband’s website: "His last few days were spent with his family at his side, reading to him from his books, sharing old stories and singing his favourite songs.
‘Mike dedicated his life to making people happy and loved nothing more than to talk with people and share a laugh. Mike leaves a fantastic legacy and the number of people who continue to write to me on a daily basis, expressing their joy and thanks, are testament to that."

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