John ‘Canoe Man’ Darwin, that’s who.
Ah yes, the real life Reggie Perrin
Was fascinated by that back in 2008. Might watch the dramatisation as Yosser Hughes plays him!
I’ve had many (morbidly) fascinating conversations over this with my Australian brother-in-law to be.
Sometime that year, a tenant of the block of bedsit flats that the Darwins owned, Lee Wadrop, recognised Darwin and asked him, “Aren’t you supposed to be dead?” to which Darwin replied, “Don’t tell anyone about this”