Ian Hunton came to Granada shortly after completing a degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics at Newcastle University and a stint at AEI.

He had spotted a Granada advert in 1969 asking for audio engineers. At the interview however they persuaded him to become a video engineer.

For many years he worked in studio doing maintenance as well as in telecine and in outside broadcasts where one of his tasks was to set up the signal to Manchester. In 1987 he ended up as a video editor and continued in that role until he left the company in 2002.

As a consequence of his role at Granada he was at the cutting edge of many of the technical changes that took place, particularly the shift from film to video. Of his time at Granada he says, ‘I enjoyed every minute of it.’