David Highet biography

David Highet was born on Merseyside and joined the Liverpool Echo as a runner at the age of 16. He moved to the Birkenhead News as a trainee reporter six months later and subsequently worked for the Wolverhampton Express and Star and West Cheshire Newspapers before returning to the Echo as its assistant editor. In…

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A donkey, Derek Hatton and Custer’s Last Stand!

Several things happened which would never have happened at the TV centre in Quay Street in Manchester. One I remember was when Shorty (Mike Short, GTV Producer) brought a flock of sheep (or a number of sheep) in. I can’t remember the nature of the story he was running but it caused no end of…

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David Highet remembers the importance of Barnum!

I became Head of Public Affairs for the company in Manchester. I’d say that Sidney Bernstein, Denis Forman and David Plowright were three of the most charismatic, impressive, creative, commanding, engaging people I’ve ever met and ever worked for. They became mentors and heroes for me, particularly David with whom I worked very closely when…

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David Highet on working as Head of Public Affairs

I moved from that (General Manager at Granada, Liverpool) when David Plowright became Chairman, I think it was 1986. I’d become very ill in the middle of 1986, which is unlike me because I don’t do illness and I managed to get back in time for the Christmas party – we always had a huge…

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