Fawlty Towers' John Howard Davies dies

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John Howard Davies, producer of hit comedy programmes such as Fawlty Towers and Monty Python, has died aged 72.

During his time as the BBC's head of comedy from 1977-1982 he launched many classic shows including Only Fools and Horses, Yes Minister and The Good Life.

As a child, Davies played the lead role in David Lean's Oliver Twist.