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Lord Renwick

Chairman of Associated Television Corporation Limited. Partner in W. Greenwell & Co., Stockbrokers. Late chairman of County of London Electricity Supply Co. Ltd., from 1939-1948. He was war-time Controller of Communcations, Air Ministry, and Controller of Communications Equipment at the Ministry of Aircraft Production.

In 1952 Lord Renwick was one of the founder members of the Associated Broadcasting Development Company, which in 1955 became Associated Television and helped to provide the first programmes of Independent Television.


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Bill Ward - Director of Programmes

Age 52. Joined ATV at the inception of independent television. Responsible for producing many of ATV's best known and most popular programmes.

Acted as executive producer for the whole of ITV on the Tokyo and Mexico Olympic Games, the last World Cup Football Championships and will have overall charge for ITV of the forthcoming World Cup Chamionships in Mexico. Bill Ward's great hobby is motor racing and he has competed in a number of Monte Carlo Rally events.

Bill Ward was appointed to the Board of ATV Network, Ltd., in 1966.


 

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Francis Essex - Production Controller

Aged 40. He composed scores for film and West End productions before joining the BBC in 1953 where he was responsible for numerous series, as well as producing many prestige productions.

In 1960 he joined ATV becoming responsible for many of the company's top Light Entertainment productions. In 1965 he recieved the Producer of the Year award, from the Guild of Television producers.

In March 1965, he joined Scottish Television as controller of programmes. He rejoined ATV in 1969 as Productions Controller and is now Programme Controller for all programmes from ATV's Birmingham Studios.

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