English film writer, Victor Lewis-Smith, dies at 65, Meet his Wife and Daughter

Victor Lewis-Smith was a film, television, and radio producer from the United Kingdom, as well as a television and restaurant critic, humorist, and newspaper writer.

He was the ITV1 Annual National Food & Drink Awards executive producer. He graduated from the University of York. ] From June 1993 until his death, he was a fortnightly writer to Private Eye magazine.

Victor Lewis-Smith, a writer and broadcaster, died at the age of 65.

Lewis-public-relations Smith’s firm revealed on 12 December 2022 that the author died after a short illness on 10 December 2022 in Bruges, Belgium, at the age of 65.

Mark Borkowski, the publicist and Lewis-Smith’s agent who announced the news of his death in Bruges at the weekend, tweeted:

“I am in deep shock … Struggling to come to terms with the loss of a unique and irreplaceable talent.”

Many of Lewis-Smith’s fans posted favorite clips and quotes on social media. Monty Don, the gardener, and broadcaster, said he was ”biting, very rude, and above all, very funny”.

Victor Lewis-Smith owned Associated-Rediffusion Productions Limited, a film, television, and radio production company that had acquired the rights to the original company’s name and logo in 1990.

Documentaries

The David Letterman-hosted documentary “Steve McQueen: The Lost Movie” premiered on the Sky Documentaries Channel on January 1, 2021. ITV broadcast “The ITV Food & Drink Awards,” which were hosted by Stephen Fry, on February 9, 2020. The first in a series of Lewis-Smith documentaries, The Undiscovered Peter Cook, aired on BBC Four in November 2016.

Lewis-Smith produced three further The Undiscovered Peter Cook-inspired films for Sky Arts in December 2018, this time focusing on Peter Sellers, Kenneth Williams, and Tony Hancock.

Lewis-Smith served as executive producer of many contentious films that Keith Allen broadcast on Channel 4. This contained biographies of Nick Griffin, the BNP’s previous leader, Michael Carroll, TV chef Keith Floyd (who passed just two hours before the show aired), and Lauren Harries, a “child genius.”

He produced 18 episodes of Buy-gones for Channel 4’s Club X in 1989. And supplied sketch ideas to Central’s Spitting Image Up Your Arts (compiled from his contributions to Channel 4 show Club X; 1992).

His debut show for BBC Radio 1 under the alias Steve Nage. Produced by John Walters, and aired on May 30, 1988. It mocked the mid-Atlantic delivery of Radio 1 disc jockeys at the time in the manner of Simon Bates.

BBC Radio Shows and Books

His books include Buy-Gones and TV Reviews, a compilation of his Evening Standard TV evaluations since 2000, and Inside the Magic Rectangle, a compendium of his early Evening Standard TV reviews (published in 2011).

He produced 18 episodes of Buy-gones for Channel 4’s Club X in 1989 and supplied sketch ideas to Central’s Spitting Image Up Your Arts (compiled from his contributions to Channel 4 show Club X; 1992).

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His debut show for BBC Radio 1 under the alias Steve Nage, produced by John Walters, aired on May 30, 1988. It mocked the mid-Atlantic delivery of Radio 1 disc jockeys at the time in the manner of Simon Bates.

His books include Buy-Gones and TV Reviews, a compilation of his Evening Standard TV evaluations since 2000 and Inside the Magic Rectangle, a compendium of his early Evening Standard TV reviews (published in 2011).

Victor Lewis-Smith Wife and Family Background

Victor Lewis-Smith is 65 years old at the time of his death. He holds British nationality and he belongs to the white ethnicity.

Victor Lewis Smith Friends

Victor Lewis-Smith studied music at the University of York in the late 1970s.

Victor Lewis-Smith is married to Virginia and has a daughter called Lucia.

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