Don Jones biography (interview carried out by Geoff Moore)

Don Jones joined Granada from the Lancashire Evening Post at the age of 24 in 1980. He worked initially as a sports researcher mainly covering football but also darts, snooker, bowls and cricket. He went onto work on the dramatisation of Arthur Ransome’s angling essays Rod and Line, other local programmes and network documentaries for the Features department before moving to light entertainment. There he worked on Krypton Factor and Busman’s Holiday with Steve Leahy before moving to Leahy’s production company, Action Time. Following periods at the BBC and as freelance he rejoined Granada in the mid-nineties. He produced Granada Tonight (now Granada Reports) for two years during which he took responsibility for Granada’s award winning coverage of the IRA bombing in Manchester in June 1996 and then became Granada’s head of sport. He left six years later when all of all the ITV sports departments were disbanded. He now works as an Executive Producer at LFCTV, Liverpool Football Club’s television channel.

 

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