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Presentation at the next Meeting Points
Thursday, 27th September 2018
Meeting starts at 10:00 am
at Harman’s Cross Village Hall

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50 Years in TV Production
Roy Norton
Roy Norton was a senior Producer/Director who worked for both BBC and ITV.
He looks back at some of the great milestones in television history from pioneers of the 1920-30s to exciting present day technology.
Roy goes behind the scenes, with some hilarious “off camera” anecdotes including gossip, scandals and some memorable ‘'cock-ups’’.
You will hear about his experiences working on Churchill's funeral, the wedding of Charles and Diana, a Harry Secombe series, the World Cup of 1966 and many major outside broadcasts (including a lifer’s prison!) ... plus a special item - camera coverage of the assassination of Bin Laden!
In fact something for everyone!
Roy Norton's career in television …

In 1955, he started in at BBC TV Lime Grove Studios as camera assistant on £400 a year.

Joined ATV - where he was the youngest ever senior cameraman - worked on prestige programmes including first televised Royal Variety Show.

Seconded to CBS of America working on the 'Person to Person' Series in Paris, Vienna, Munich, and an award-winning Vatican programme from Rome.

In 1964, rejoined BBC TV as Senior Programme Director working on programmes such as World Cup '66, Mexico Olympics ’68, and for three years, edited ‘Match of the Day’ on his own.

Series Producer of 20 Sir Harry Secombe 'Highway’ programmes.

In the 1970s seconded to Ministry of Overseas Development as Programme Adviser to Pakistan Television Corporation in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.

During time at BBC TV he combined programme making with work on Staff Training.

For the last few years, Roy has been passing on the benefits of his experience and knowledge to students at Southampton Solent University, where he was awarded a fellowship.
Lime Grove Studios