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 Liddiment’s impressions of Steve Morrison

Steve is a force of nature. He’s indefatigable; he’s not easily deflected from a course of action. All these are strengths. Granada needed – people forget this – Granada was a great company, but there was an element of atrophy creeping into the place. And that’s not a criticism of the people involved, it was…

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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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Bob Greaves – Presenter

Bob Greaves was one of the most recognizable and best loved of Granada’s presenters. He joined the company in 1964 as a reporter and editor for the regional news magazine programme Scene at 6.30 and went onto work for Granada for 35 years, mainly in local programmes. He sadly died in 2011 and his obituary…

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