Phil Griffin on the significance of P.T. Barnum

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P.T. Barnum, the image of P.T. Barnum on the wall of all the offices in both Golden Square and in Quay Street, it’s kind of the key to it, because it’s the great showman, but bear in mind that’s also transatlantic, you know, P.T. Barnum is not is not round the corner, it’s not Billy Smart, it’s somebody doing something in the continent of the 20th Century. He’s American, he’s a communicator, he’s a self publicist; all of those things just rolled into Granada just so… you know, you only had to open the door in the morning and it was all there. So bringing in Canadian producers, toying with the idea of Alfred Hitchcock actually doing programmes for you.

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