Veteran comedy producer dies
A founder member of The Independent David Lister joined the paper in 1986 as Assistant Home Editor. He became the paper's arts correspondent in 1988 and is now Arts Editor and writes a column each Saturday. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Wednesday 22 January 1997
A passionate believer in building newcomers' careers, he also developed the Cambridge University Footlights for BBC2. That gave TV experience to people like Clive Anderson, Tony Slattery, Emma Thompson and Hugh Laurie. Main Wilson also discovered many talented writers. Two of whom, Johnny Speight - who wrote Till Death Us Do Part - and John Sullivan - writer of hits like Only Fools And Horses - are regarded as the best of their generation.
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