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Barker, Ronald William George [Ronnie] (1929–2005), actor and comedian

Edward Leeson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Television; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 2215 words.

Barker, Ronald William George [Ronnie] (1929–2005), actor and comedian, was born on 25 September 1929 at 70 Garfield Street, Bedford, the only son and second of the three children of...

Barnes, Sir George Reginald (1904–1960), radio and television director and college head

Laurence Gilliam.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Television; Radio. 1314 words.

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...

Blake, Harrison Gray Otis

Joseph J. Moldenhauer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Education. 1424 words.

Blake, Harrison Gray Otis (10 April 1816–18 April 1898), teacher and editor, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Francis Blake, a successful lawyer, and Elizabeth Augusta...

Boyd, Julian Parks

Herbert E. Sloan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Education; History. 1104 words.

Boyd, Julian Parks (03 November 1903–28 May 1980), documentary editor and historian, was born in Converse, South Carolina, the son of Robert J. Boyd, a railroad telegrapher, and Melona...

Brownrigg, Thomas Marcus (1902–1967), naval officer and television company executive

Barrie MacDonald.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Television. 1682 words.

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...

Bucknell, Robert Barraby [Barry] (1912–2003), television presenter

Anthony Hayward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction; Television. 958 words.

Bucknell, Robert Barraby [Barry] (1912–2003), television presenter, was born at 61 King Henry's Road, Hampstead, London, on 26 January 1912, the elder son and eldest of four children of...

Bukht, (Mirza) Michael John [pseud. Michael Barry] (1941–2011), broadcasting executive, television presenter, and cookery writer

Michael Leapman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 993 words.

Bukht, (Mirza) Michael John [pseud. Michael Barry] (1941–2011), broadcasting executive, television presenter, and cookery writer, was born on 10 September 1941 at Ynysarwed Farm, Resolven,...

Buxton, Aubrey Leland Oakes, Baron Buxton of Alsa (1918–2009), television executive and conservationist

Anthony Hayward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 967 words.

Buxton, Aubrey Leland Oakes, Baron Buxton of Alsa (1918–2009), television executive and conservationist, was born at 153 Banbury Road, Oxford, on 15 July 1918, the younger son and third of...

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

Matthew Parris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; UK Politics. 1758 words.

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...

Edwards, Owen (1933–2010), broadcasting executive and promoter of the Welsh language

Geraint Talfan Davies.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Education. 1249 words.

Edwards, Owen (1933–2010), broadcasting executive and promoter of the Welsh language, was born on 26 December 1933 at Neuaddwen, Llanbadarn Road, Aberystwyth, the elder son of Sir Ifan ab...

Fabian, Robert Honey (1901–1978), police officer and broadcaster

Paul Lawrence.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Literature. 1566 words.

Fabian, Robert Honey (1901–1978), police officer and broadcaster, was born at 25A Malyons Road, Ladywell, Lewisham, London, on 31 January 1901, the second of two sons of Andrew Pinwill...

Fitzpatrick, John Clement

Richard J. Cox.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 787 words.

Fitzpatrick, John Clement (10 August 1876–10 February 1940), archivist, was born in Washington, D.C., the son of James Nicholas Fitzpatrick, a financial clerk of the U.S. Senate, and...

Floyd, Keith (1943–2009), restaurateur, food writer, and broadcaster

Paul Levy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Television. 1061 words.

Floyd, Keith (1943–2009), restaurateur, food writer, and broadcaster, was born at Folly Farm, Sulhamstead, Berkshire, on 28 December 1943, the younger child and only son of Sydney Albert...

Ford, Worthington Chauncey

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1183 words.

Ford, Worthington Chauncey (16 February 1858–07 March 1941), historical editor and bibliographer, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Gordon Lester Ford, a businessman, civic and...

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

Robert Rowland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 2348 words.

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...

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

Gavin Hyman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; UK Politics. 3643 words.

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...

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

Stuart Mole.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Television; Radio; UK Politics. 2083 words.

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...

Halliwell, (Robert James) Leslie (1929–1989), film buyer and encyclopaedist

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Television; Film. 944 words.

Halliwell, (Robert James) Leslie (1929–1989), film buyer and encyclopaedist, was born on 23 February 1929 in Bolton, Lancashire, the youngest child by thirteen years and only son in the...

Hazard, Samuel

Roland M. Baumann.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Television. 1313 words.

Hazard, Samuel (26 May 1784–22 May 1870), historical editor and antiquarian, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Ebenezer Hazard, then postmaster general of the United...

Henderson, Oscar (1891–1969), naval officer and television company executive

Barrie MacDonald.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Television. 994 words.

Henderson, Oscar (1891–1969), naval officer and television company executive, was born on 7 October 1891 at Oakley House, Windsor Park, Belfast, the third son of Sir James Henderson...