Ian Hunton biography

Ian Hunton came to Granada shortly after completing a degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics at Newcastle University and a stint at AEI. He had spotted a Granada advert in 1969 asking for audio engineers. At the interview however they persuaded him to become a video engineer. For many years he worked in studio doing…

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Ian Hunton on how he was first employed by Granada

It was serendipity: I was reading a magazine called Wireless World – which doesn’t exist anymore – and I just happened to open it at the adverts at the back, and there it said, ‘Granada Television is looking for trainee audio engineers’. I’d always been interested in high fidelity; in fact, I’d written my dissertation…

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Ian Hunton talks about working on football programmes

The other things we did were things like the football – mainly, I think, because they knew I wasn’t particularly interested. They always seemed to choose me to do the football, because I never got involved in, ‘Who’s shooting what?’ and ‘Isn’t that a good goal? There was a football programme on Sunday night with…

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Ian Hunton recalls the Granada canteen

The canteen was the hub. We used to have a tea break every morning and afternoon, and of course you’d go in for lunch, and if you were working late into the night you’d go in for your dinner as well. But it was the place where everybody went. All the turns went in there.…

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Ian Hunton describes his work as an online editor

I never did film editing. All the editing then was called ‘online editing’. It was traditional. Because the online editing suite was so complicated – with videotape machines and the mixers – it was generally accepted that the people who got those jobs were ex-engineers. I decided after I’d had eighteen years doing the engineering…

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