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Crawley, Aidan Merivale (1908–1993), politician and television executive  

Matthew Parris

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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Crawley, Aidan Merivale (1908–1993)  

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Aidan Merivale Crawley (1908–1993) by Elliott & Fry, 1950 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Francis, Sir Richard Trevor Langford (1934–1992), broadcasting executive and public servant  

Robert Rowland

Francis, Sir Richard Trevor Langford (1934–1992), broadcasting executive and public servant, was born at the Imperial Nursing Home, Harrogate, Yorkshire, on 10 March 1934, the son of Eric Roland Francis (1902–1987), production engineer, and his wife, Esther Joy Todd (1906–1999). He was educated at ...

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Freeman [née Dove; first married name Wheeler], Catherine Sheila (1931–2020), television producer, broadcasting executive, and diplomatic hostess  

Hugh Purcell

Freeman [née Dove; first married name Wheeler], Catherine Sheila (1931–2020), television producer, broadcasting executive, and diplomatic hostess, was born on 10 August 1931 in Penang, Malaya, the daughter of Harold Dove (1888–1966), manager of a rubber plantation and vice-chairman of ...

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Freeman, John Horace (1915–2014), politician, broadcaster, and diplomatist  

Gavin Hyman

Freeman, John Horace (1915–2014), politician, broadcaster, and diplomatist, was born on 19 February 1915 at 195 Walm Lane, Cricklewood, London, the elder son of Horace Freeman (1871–1954), barrister, and his wife, Beatrice Mary (1876–1946), daughter of Albert Craddock, butcher. His younger brother, ...

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Freud, Sir Clement Raphael (1924–2009)  

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Sir Clement Raphael Freud (1924–2009) by Duffy, 1960 © Getty Images

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Freud, Sir Clement Raphael [Clay] (1924–2009), restaurateur, journalist, and politician  

Stuart Mole

Freud, Sir Clement Raphael [Clay] (1924–2009), restaurateur, journalist, and politician, was born Clemens Raphael Freud in Berlin on 24 April 1924, the third and youngest son of Ernst Ludwig Freud (1892–1970), architect, and his wife, Lucie, née Brasch (1896–1989). He was the grandson of the founder of psychoanalysis, ...

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Hennessy, David James George, third Baron Windlesham and Baron Hennessy (1932–2010), politician, broadcasting executive, and college head  

Douglas Hurd

Hennessy, David James George, third Baron Windlesham and Baron Hennessy (1932–2010), politician, broadcasting executive, and college head, was born on 28 January 1932 at 32 Belgrave Square, Mayfair, London, the only son and second of the four children of James Bryan George Hennessy, ...

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Howard, Anthony Michell (1934–2010)  

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Anthony Michell Howard (1934–2010) by Colin McPherson, 2005 © Colin McPherson / Corbis

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Howard, Anthony Michell (1934–2010), journalist and broadcaster  

Peter Wilby

Howard, Anthony Michell (1934–2010), journalist and broadcaster, was born on 12 February 1934 at 38 Cheniston Gardens, Kensington, London, the son of Canon (William) Guy Howard (1902–1981), Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Janet Rymer, née Hogg (1904–1983). He attended Purton Stoke preparatory school...

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Magee, Bryan Edgar (1930–2019), politician, philosopher, and broadcaster  

Gavin Hyman

Magee, Bryan Edgar (1930–2019), politician, philosopher, and broadcaster, was born on 12 April 1930 at 276 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch, London, the son of Frederick Knut (otherwise Canute) Magee (1902–1947), clothier’s manager, and his wife Sheila Kathleen (otherwise Catherine), née...

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Magee, Bryan Edgar (1930–2019)  

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Bryan Magee (1930–2019), by Chris Ridley, 1977

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McKenzie, Robert Trelford (1917–1981), political scientist and radio and television broadcaster  

Ian Trethowan

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McKenzie, Robert Trelford (1917–1981), political scientist and radio and television broadcaster, was born on 11 September 1917 in Vancouver, Canada, the only child of William Meldrum McKenzie, grocer, and his wife, Frances, née Chapman. He was educated at King Edward High School, Vancouver...

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Porter, Nyree Dawn (1936–2001)  

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Nyree Dawn Porter (1936–2001) by Vivienne, 1960s © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Porter, Nyree Dawn (1936–2001), actress  

Verena Wright

Porter, Nyree Dawn (1936–2001), actress, was born on 22 January 1936 in Napier, New Zealand, the first daughter and first child of Kenneth Norman Porter, master butcher and property developer, originating from Scotland, and his wife, Edna May Porter. Her forename Ngaire, later phoneticized to ...

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Walden, (Alastair) Brian (1932–2019)  

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Brian Walden (1932–2019), by unknown photographer, c. 1977–1986

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Walden, (Alastair) Brian (1932–2019), politician and broadcaster  

Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Walden, (Alastair) Brian (1932–2019), politician and broadcaster, was born on 8 July 1932 at the Sandwell nursing home in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, the only surviving child of William Frank Walden (1893–1972), a glazier, and his wife Dora, née Cooper...

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Whitehead, Phillip (1937–2005), television producer and politician  

Jad Adams

Whitehead, Phillip (1937–2005), television producer and politician, was born David Stuart Locke on 30 May 1937 at Masson House, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, the son of (Marguerite) Elaine Clarke Locke, a dentist's daughter, and an unnamed British army officer. He was adopted by a childless couple, distantly related to his mother, on 22 October 1937, becoming thereafter ...

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Winstanley, Michael Platt, Baron Winstanley (1918–1993), physician, politician, and broadcaster  

Robert Ingham

Winstanley, Michael Platt, Baron Winstanley (1918–1993), physician, politician, and broadcaster, was born on 27 August 1918 at Green Bank, Willaston, near Nantwich, in Cheshire, the first son and second child of Sydney Adams Winstanley (1878–1953), a doctor in general practice, and his wife, ...

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Wood, Lynn Faulds (1948–2020)  

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Lynn Faulds Wood (1948–2020), by Peter Brooker, 1986

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