Anthony Minghella, television and film director and screenwriter, died on 18 March 2008 aged 54.
Danny La Rue
Danny La Rue, cabaret drag artist and stage star, died on 31 May 2009 aged 81.
Davy Jones, actor and member of 1960s pop band The Monkees, died on 29 February 2012 aged 66
Eric Sykes, comedy writer, actor and director, died on 4 July 2012 aged 89
Frank Carson, Belfast-born stand-up comedian, died on 22 February 2012 aged 85
Jack Scott, weatherman for BBC TV (1969-83) and for Thames Television (1983-88), died on 11 November 2008 aged 85.
Jeremy Beadle, TV prankster and presenter of light entertainment shows, died on 30 January 2008 aged 59.
John Esmonde, radio and television sitcom writer in partnership with Bob Larbey, died on 10 August 2008 aged 71.
Keith Floyd, cook, restaurateur and TV presenter, died on 14 September 2009 aged 65
Mark Speight, presenter of children’s television including art programme SMArt, was found dead on 13 April 2008 aged 42.
Oliver Postgate, writer and creator of much-loved children’s TV programmes including Bagpuss, died on 8 December 2008 aged 83.
Pete Postlethwaite, stage, film and television actor, died on 2 January 2011 aged 64
Sid Waddell, television darts commentator, writer and scriptwriter, died on 11 August 2012 aged 72.
Sir Alastair Burnet
Sir Alastair Burnet, journalist, editor and broadcaster, died on 20 July 2012 aged 84
Sir Clement Freud
Sir Clement Freud, wit, journalist, broadcaster, author and politician, died on 15 April 2009 aged 84