Kathy Arundale biography

Kathy Arundale joined Granada Television in 1957 as the secretary to the Assistant Chief Accountant, just a year after the company had begun transmitting. She spent seven years working in accounts before moving into personnel and after three years there she became personal assistant to Sir Denis Forman who was at that time Programme Controller…

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Kathy Arundale recalls working for Sir Denis Forman

The Sixties. I can’t remember when I left personnel — isn’t it terrible! But I went to Fred Boud, who was then general manager, and, after a very short and enjoyable time working for him, went to Denis Forman. That was 1968. At this stage, Denis Forman would be Programme Controller? He was Programme Controller…

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Kathy Arundale’s memories of Sidney Bernstein

Would you have come into much contact with Sidney Bernstein? I did in the early days, yes, because he came up to Manchester regularly to see how the building was progressing and everything else. He used to bring a secretary with him from London, but it was never enough, so they had to have somebody…

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Kathy Arundale talks about Granada’s highly regarded art collection

You looked after the art collection, didn’t you? When did Granada start purchasing paintings, and why? Well, Sidney Bernstein had always bought paintings, and the London offices had them forever. I don’t remember, in my early days at Granada in Manchester, that there were pictures on the walls, but there may well have been and…

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Kathy Arundale describes the work of the Granada Foundation

The Foundation is actually a separate entity to Granada Television, because Sidney and Cecil Bernstein settled an amount of money in what was then called the Northern Arts and Sciences Foundation. The interest from that capital was to be used to help arts and sciences in the north. I can’t remember when they changed the…

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