Short appreciation from Graham Linehan.
“Why do you want to make fun of your show?” said Geoffrey, looking wounded and worried. “People will love these characters.”
I later realised that it was a fork in the road, that discussion, and if we had not travelled the way Geoffrey suggested, we’d have ended up lost... we may never have made it to series three. Without Geoffrey, ‘Father Ted’ would have been a cacophonous riot, and not nearly as loved as it is today
I have always had a soft spot for him. I feel the loss.