Geoff Moore biography

Geoff Moore joined Granada Television in January 1969 after a stint as a journalist on the Liverpool Daily Post. He initially came to Granada as a Researcher working with John Birt and Kenny Everett on the comedy show Nice Time. He briefly left Granada in 1969 to, as he puts it, ‘be a rock and…

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Geoff Moore on how he joined Granada TV

I joined Granada in January 1969. I’d just graduated from Liverpool University, did a second degree in politics there. I came out after four years at university (Birmingham and Liverpool) vaguely wanting to be a journalist. I mean I’d done a lot of politics and I liked writing. I’d come from a left-wing family. We’d…

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Geoff Moore describes the particular ethos of Granada

It suited us, us left-leaning provincial grammar school boys. I mean it wasn’t a posh place, it wasn’t a place for public school boys. It wasn’t a culture-vulture place or snobbish. It was quite the opposite of that. It was a Northern ‘muck-in let’s do it’ kind of thing, which for example you found in…

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Geoff Moore recalls producing The Krypton Factor

Then I got the call from Steve Leahy to do Krypton Factor, which involved me for 2 years, ’86 and ’87. That won an award, which I’m proud of, the Spanish TV Festival Best Entertainment Programme 1987. I did transform Krypton. They’d become fed up with Krypton. It started in ’77. They were just bored…

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