Oh no no no no no no no no no no, yes… custard pie fight arranger Trevor Peacock has died aged 89 after a long illness. A talented songwriter, Peacock wrote a number of hits for the likes of Adam Faith and national treasure Bernard Cribbins before turning his hand at acting. He was a regular on screen and stage in Shakespeare adaptations (including the lead role in misery fest Titus Andronicus), as well as Waiting for Godot, and wrote for the stage too. However, he became best known to a wider audience for his role as farmer Jim Trott in The Vicar of Dibley. The man’s stutter, frequently portrayed in his repeat yes to a question he disagreed with, brought some of the funnier moments in the show. Although personally my favourite bit was when he introduced his wife, who had the exact opposite stutter! In recent years, Peacock also appeared in Quartet, before coming down with dementia. A popular Deadpool pick in recent years, he was picked by 14 teams this year, including Dead Wait, NoSoup4U, and Madonna’s Hand of Bod. He was also the very first DDP success for new team LFN PLC.
19 May 1931 – 8 March 2021