Chris Stuart, best known as the creator of “one of the BBC’s most popular quiz shows”, has died aged 73, the BBC has confirmed.
He was a veteran broadcaster who was one of the first presenters on BBC Radio Wales and also worked on BBC Radio Two and Radio Four.
Born in Durham, Stuart founded the production company behind the much-loved BBC Two quiz show Only Connect, now hosted by Victoria Coren Mitchell and on its 17th series.
Kate Phillips, unnamed director at BBC, said: “We are heartbroken to hear that Chris Stuart, creator and executive producer of one of BBC Only Connect’s most popular quiz shows, and formerly presenter on BBC Radio Wales and the breakfast show on BBC Radio 2.
“He is an incredibly talented and intelligent man, and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
“So many people have benefited and learned from him, he has left an incredible legacy.”
Stuart presented the morning show on BBC Radio Wales for nearly a decade before it was replaced by the revival of Good Morning Wales.
The broadcaster left behind his wife Megan, a former BBC Wales radio editor and producer of Station Four’s Women’s Hour programme, their three children and another from the marriage. multiply first.
Stuart and his wife founded the independent production company Presentable in 1993, which broadcast major events from Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium and the Sydney Opera House.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/chris-stuart-creator-of-bbcs-only-connect-dies-aged-73-41838036.html Chris Stuart, author of BBC’s Only Connect, dies aged 73