Felix Dexter was the real McCoy, but our comedians have been blacked out of TV | Eddie Nestor

The BBC pays tribute to this great talent – but black comedy shows, in which he made his name, have been wiped off the schedules

I last saw Felix Dexter in the hospice. Even though he was in huge pain and could not walk, he still had a mischievous smile. He said there was room for me and it was rent-free with great views. He told me he was still writing stuff and couldn't wait to try it out. Sadly we will never hear it, as on 18 October Felix lost his three-year battle with multiple myeloma. It came as a huge shock to many – and that he was on TV at the time, in the BBC1 comedy Citizen Khan, made it all the more poignant.

I had worked with Flick (as I called him) on the BBC2 comedy sketch show The Real McCoy for three years during the mid-90s. He

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