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John Birt

John Birt was born on December 10, 1944 in Liverpool, England. He is a producer and editor, known for Weekend World (1972), The London Programme (1975) and The London Weekend Show (1973). He has been married to Eithne Wallis since December 16, 2006. He was previously married to Jane Lake. See full bio »

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Known For

Weekend World
Weekend World Producer
(1972-1976)
The London Programme
(1975-2000)
The London Weekend Show
(1975-1977)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Producer (7 credits)
 1977 David Frost Interviews Richard Nixon (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1975-1977 The London Programme (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 43 episodes)
- Episode dated 13 March 1977 (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 6 March 1977 (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 27 February 1977 (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 20 February 1977 (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 13 February 1977 (1977) ... (executive producer)
 1975-1977 The London Weekend Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 25 episodes)
- Student Grants (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Illuminatus (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Small Record Labels (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Illustrations (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Young Prisoners (1977) ... (executive producer)
 1972-1976 Weekend World (TV Series) (executive producer - 134 episodes)
- Education System (1976) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 24 October 1976 (1976) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 6 June 1976 (1976) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 23 May 1976 (1976) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 16 May 1976 (1976) ... (executive producer)
 1972 The Frost Programme (TV Series) (producer - 8 episodes)
- Episode dated 26 March 1972 (1972) ... (producer)
- Episode dated 19 March 1972 (1972) ... (producer)
- Episode dated 27 February 1972 (1972) ... (producer)
- Episode dated 20 February 1972 (1972) ... (producer)
- Episode dated 13 February 1972 (1972) ... (producer)
 1969-1971 World in Action (TV Series documentary) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Does an M.P. Have the Right? (1971) ... (producer)
- The Man from No. 10 (1971) ... (producer)
- No Surrender (1969) ... (producer)
 1968-1969 Nice Time (TV Series) (producer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 May 1969 (1969) ... (producer)
- Episode dated 9 March 1969 (1969) ... (producer)
- Episode dated 30 August 1968 (1968) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1968) ... (producer)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (11 credits)
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Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

Lord John Birt | Lord Birt
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Personal Quote:

The BBC I leave has never been creatively stronger, it has never been better managed, we are a global force, we understand the future. I am very proud of that. When people complain about management of the BBC, I am unashamed. We are better managed, we are much more efficient, we are much more effective, we have a better understanding of the environment in which we operate, and no broadcasting ... See more »

Trivia:

While he was Director-General of the BBC, Birt was famously described by renowned playwright Dennis Potter as a "croak-voiced Dalek". This comparison led to him being portrayed as Davros, the megalomaniac mad scientist and creator of the Daleks in a Christmas tape made by BBC staff. Reference was again made to this by actor Tom Baker and former BBC director and producer David Maloney on the DVD ... See more »

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