Stuart Prebble on leaving Granada

I was subsequently appointed to a lot of jobs – much after I left Granada – that were further and further away from programmes, and more involved wearing a suit. But it was a period where 15 companies were becoming five and five were becoming three, and three was becoming one, and it is absolutely inevitable in that process, that a lot of people will lose their jobs and certainly they were losing their jobs all around me, and of course in the end I lost mine. I was able to reasonably elegantly have a complete jump, but it was certainly not very far ahead of being pushed, not least because there were five chief executives of ITV companies throughout the country, and I was the Chief Executive of ITV when five became three, three became one and those chief executives would be chief executive of ITV and I knew it wouldn’t be me.

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