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Barnes, Sir George Reginald (1904–1960), radio and television director and college head, was born in Byfleet, Surrey, on 13 September 1904, the son of Sir Hugh Shakespear Barnes (1853–1940), lieutenant-governor of Burma, and his second wife, Edith Helen, sister of Sir Kenneth Barnes...

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Bromley, John Edward (1934–2002), journalist and broadcasting executive, was born on 12 January 1934 at 31 Oakwood Gardens, Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex, the son of Edward Dennis Bromley, company secretary, later rice broker, and his wife, Gwendoline Mabel Squire, née Williams. He suffered from osteomyelitis as a child, requiring a lengthy stay in hospital; he was one of the first civilians to be treated with penicillin. Unable to play much sport, he nevertheless followed it avidly. Educated at ...

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Brownrigg, Thomas Marcus (1902–1967), naval officer and television company executive, was born on 8 July 1902 at Homeleigh, Shooters Hill, Plumstead, London, the son of Major, later Colonel, Henry John Watt Brownrigg (1859–1908) and his wife, Evelyn Mary, daughter of the Revd Hugh Huleatt...

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Collins, Norman Richard (1907–1982), television company executive and author, was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, on 3 October 1907, the only son and youngest of the three children of Oliver Norman Collins (d. 1917/18), a publisher's clerk and illustrator, and his wife, Lizzie Ethel Nicholls...

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Cotton, Sir William Frederick [Bill] (1928–2008), television executive, was born on 23 April 1928 at 175 Saltram Crescent, Paddington, London, the younger son of William Edward (Billy) Cotton (1899–1969), bandleader, and his wife, Mabel Hope, née Gregory (1895–1989). He grew up as his father's career as a popular bandleader was in full swing. With his radio catch phrase 'Wakey! Wakey!', ...

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Crawley, Aidan Merivale (1908–1993), politician and television executive, was born on 10 April 1908 at the vicarage, Benenden, near Cranbrook, Kent, the third of the five children of Arthur Stafford Crawley, vicar of Benenden (later canon of Windsor), and his wife, Anstice Katharine, ...

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Grade, Lew, Baron Grade (1906–1998), theatrical agent, television executive, and film producer, was born Louis Winogradsky on 25 December 1906 at Tokmak, near Odessa, Ukraine, the eldest of four children, three boys and a girl, of Isaac Winogradsky (c.1879–1935), and his wife, ...

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Hussey, Marmaduke James [Duke], Baron Hussey of North Bradley (1923–2006), newspaper and broadcasting executive, was born at Lychwood, Worplesdon Hill, Woking, Surrey, on 29 August 1923, the only son and elder child of Eric Robert James Hussey (1885–1958), then a Sudan colonial servant, later director of education in ...

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Jacob, Sir (Edward) Ian Claud (1899–1993), army officer and broadcasting executive, was born in Quetta, Baluchistan, India, on 27 September 1899, the second of two children of Field Marshal Sir Claud William Jacob (1863–1948), and his wife, Clara Pauline Wyatt (1872–1959), daughter of the ...

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Reith, John Charles Walsham, first Baron Reith (1889–1971), first director-general of the BBC, was born on 20 July 1889 at Stonehaven, Kincardineshire. He was the youngest of the seven children of the Revd Dr George Reith (1842–1919), a minister of the Free Church of Scotland...

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Richman, Stella (1922–2002), actress and television producer and executive, was born at 7 Tredegar Square, Mile End, London, on 9 November 1922, the daughter of Jacob Richman, leather merchant, and his wife, Leoni, née Jgelnik, both of eastern European Jewish descent. After attending ...

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Shaw, Sir Run Run [formerly Shao Renleng; Shao Yifu] (1907–2014), film and television producer and philanthropist, was born on 14 October 1907 in Ningbo, China, the youngest of six children of Shaw Yuh Hseun (1867–1920), a wealthy textile merchant, and his wife ...

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Spicer [née Gibbon], Joanna Ravenscroft (1906–1992), television executive, was born on 29 April 1906 at Ranmoor, St Albans, Hertfordshire, the second of the three daughters of Andrew Owen Gibbon, a Post Office engineer, and his wife, Alice Mary, née Smith. She was educated at ...