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Subject: Broadcaster Ned Sherrin dies aged 76

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/07 at 2:01 am

Broadcaster and writer Ned Sherrin has died from throat cancer, aged 76.

Sherrin rose to fame in the early 1960s as the man who devised That Was The Week That Was, the ground-breaking satirical BBC television show.

He went on to write, produce and direct for stage and screen and presented BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends for 20 years.

BBC director general Mark Thompson said Sherrin, who died at home in Chelsea, south-west London, would be remembered with "affection and gratitude".

"I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of Ned Sherrin," Mr Thompson said.

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