Jon Savage joined Granada in 1979 as a researcher, initially working on local programmes including This is Your Right.

Other credits included Fun Factory and Granada Reports and also worked on pilot for a planned series on music and teenagers. The series was never made by Granada but Jon went on to write the script for the film Teenage made in 2013 and based on his book.

He left Granada in 1984 to work at TV-am but is now better known as a writer and cultural commentator.

His books include the award winning history of the Sex Pistols and punk music, England’s Dreaming, published in 1991and most recently 1966 The Year the Decade Exploded.