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Arnold, Doris Grace (1904–1969), radio presenter and producer  

Kate Murphy

Arnold, Doris Grace (1904–1969), radio presenter and producer, was born at 74 Cecil Road, Wimbledon, Surrey, on 4 November 1904, the daughter of Edward Arnold (b. 1875), a carpenter and joiner, and his wife, Grace Harriet, née Stephens (1882–1943). She attended Tiffin Girls' School...

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Bonarjee, Stephen Wilson (1912–2003), radio editor  

Paul Donovan

Bonarjee, Stephen Wilson (1912–2003), radio editor, was born on 15 May 1912 at Pitcarmick, West Heath Road, Abbeywood, Erith, Kent, the son of Pitt Bonarjee, a minister in the Congregational church, and his wife, Florence Martha, née Wilson. His father, who had been a civil servant in ...

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Bower, Dallas Gordon (1907–1999), film, radio, and television producer and director  

Alan G. Hill

Bower, Dallas Gordon (1907–1999), film, radio, and television producer and director, was born on 25 July 1907 at 34 Kensington Hall Gardens, London, the only son of Edward Lawrence Oakes Bower, East India merchant, and his first wife, (Gladys) Ethel, daughter of Eugene Dallas Marriott...

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Bruce, George Robert (1909–2002), poet, critic, and radio and television producer  

Paul Henderson Scott

Bruce, George Robert (1909–2002), poet, critic, and radio and television producer, was born on 10 March 1909 at 2 Victoria Street, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, the first son and eldest of three children of Henry George Bruce (1872–1941), the owner of a firm of herring curers, and his wife, ...

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Budden, Julian Medforth (1924–2007), musicologist and radio producer  

Roger Parker

Budden, Julian Medforth (1924–2007), musicologist and radio producer, was born on 9 April 1924 at Brynmor, The Promenade, Hoylake, Cheshire, the only son of Lionel Bailey Budden (1887–1956), lecturer in, and later professor of, architecture at Liverpool University, and his wife, Dora Magdalene, ...

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Bumpus [née Collison], Judith Harriet (1939–2010), radio producer and art historian  

Piers Plowright

Bumpus [née Collison], Judith Harriet (1939–2010), radio producer and art historian, was born on 3 November 1939 at Savernake Hospital, Savernake, Wiltshire, the daughter of Robert Lewis Wright Collison (1914–1989), librarian and scholar, and his wife, Mary Patricia Daws, née Marshall (1911–2000)...

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Cleverdon, (Thomas) Douglas James (1903–1987), bookseller and radio producer  

John Wells

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Cleverdon, (Thomas) Douglas James (1903–1987), bookseller and radio producer, was born on 17 January 1903 in Bristol (he retained all his life a faint trace of a Bristol accent), the elder son (there were no daughters) of Thomas Silcox Cleverdon, master wheelwright, and his wife, ...

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Davies, Doreen Mary (1928–2020), radio producer and broadcasting executive  

Johnny Beerling

Davies, Doreen Mary (1928–2020), radio producer and broadcasting executive, was born Doris Mary Davies on 13 January 1928 in Holborn, London, the daughter of Lewis Llewellyn (George) Davies (1895–1953), a professional trumpet player, and his wife, Ada Lena, née Dickson (...

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Dillon, Francis Edward Juan [Jack] (1899–1982), radio producer  

Kate Whitehead

Dillon, Francis Edward Juan [Jack] (1899–1982), radio producer, was born on 9 December 1899 at 16 Lewis Street, Walsall, son of Francis Herbert Dillon, a gymnastics instructor, and his wife, Monica Gannon. He spent his early years abroad with his parents in Halifax, Nova Scotia...

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Eames, (Gwladys) Marion (1921–2007), novelist and radio producer  

Meic Stephens

Eames, (Gwladys) Marion (1921–2007), novelist and radio producer, was born on 5 February 1921 at 86 Raffles Road, Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, the second of the three daughters of William Griffith Eames (1885–1959), greengrocer and later proprietor of a general store, and his wife, ...

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Gilliam, Laurence Duval (1907–1964), radio producer  

Jeanette Thomas

Gilliam, Laurence Duval (1907–1964), radio producer, was born on 4 March 1907 in Fulham, London, the younger son of Ernest William Gilliam (d. 1943), a businessman, and his wife, Beatrice Bishop (d. 1946). Educated at the City of London School (1918–25) and ...

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Harding, Edward Archibald Fraser (1903–1953), radio producer  

Jeanette Thomas

Harding, Edward Archibald Fraser (1903–1953), radio producer, was born on 1 October 1903 at Palmyra, Lermot Road, Southsea, Hampshire, the elder son of Colonel Edward West Harding, of the Royal Marine Artillery, and his wife, Maria Maud Ryves. Educated at Cheltenham College (1915–22) and ...

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Imrie, Marilyn Elsie (1947–2020), radio drama producer and theatre director  

Ian Brown

Imrie, Marilyn Elsie (1947–2020), radio drama producer and theatre director, was born on 20 November 1947 at 48 Croft Crescent, Markinch, Fife, the second of three children of John Campbell Imrie (1908–1989), an engineer and distillery works director, and his wife, ...

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Madden, Cecil Charles (1902–1987), radio and television producer  

June Averill

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Madden, Cecil Charles (1902–1987), radio and television producer, was born on 29 November 1902 at the British consulate in Mogador, Morocco, the eldest of three sons (there were no daughters) of Archibald Maclean Madden CMG, diplomatist, and his wife, Cecilia Catherine, daughter of ...

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Matheson, Hilda (1888–1940), intelligence officer and director of radio talks  

Fred Hunter

Matheson, Hilda (1888–1940), intelligence officer and director of radio talks, was born on 7 June 1888 at 13 Dealtry Road, Putney, the elder of two children of Donald Matheson, Presbyterian minister, and his wife, Margaret Orr. Since both parents were Scottish the family spent most of their summer holidays in the Scottish highlands where ...

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Mitchell, Denis Holden (1911–1990), television and radio producer  

Norman Swallow

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Mitchell, Denis Holden (1911–1990), television and radio producer, was born on 1 August 1911 in Cheadle, Cheshire, the younger child and only son of Ernest George Mitchell, Congregational minister, and his wife, Ethel, née Alderson. The family went to South Africa when he was six but returned to ...

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Parker, (Hubert) Charles (1919–1980), radio producer and documentary maker  

Philip A. Donnellan

Parker, (Hubert) Charles (1919–1980), radio producer and documentary maker, was born on 5 April 1919 at 47 Richmond Park Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire, the second child of Percy Bond Parker, a general dealer, and his wife, Sarah Stretton. He later recalled that his father, although disabled, sold paraffin from a barrow. Educated at ...

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