I am so sad to hear this. We were total devotees to that show on PBS in the STates, and are currently watching about one year's series per week.
My child grew up with watching them at six thirty, when we'd call out, 'Les anglais' or the English guys. When she was really small, she used to prefer Mr Humphreys and accepted his cross dressing things implicitly. For some odd reason, she could always tell gender in people but she would see a man dressed like a woman and say, 'Mistah Humphreys mama?' with a knowing look. I'd say, 'yes...' She couldn't have been more than two then.
I think if you watch the tape with the tributes to Molly Sugden and he narrates them, he's just a delightful person.
He was too young to go so soon. As Wendy said though, his suffering is over.
The reason we enjoyed the show so much was the interactions between employees and how lifelike it was in any work situation.
I was born under a wandering star.