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Michael Grade

For Michael Grade, a distinguished and highly successful career in showbusiness appeared to be in the genes. Born in 1943 in London, England, his father was Leslie Grade and his uncles were Lew Grade and Bernard Delfont. Michael became a trainee journalist on the Daily Mirror in 1960 (he was their sports columnist 1964 - 1966). In 1973 he became ... See full bio »

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Goodbye Television Centre
Goodbye Television Centre Himself - Host
The Fight for Saturday Night
The Fight for Saturday Night Himself - Presenter


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 1992 TV Heaven (TV Series) (original idea - 12 episodes)
- TV Heaven 1966 (1992) ... (original idea)
- TV Heaven 1950s (1992) ... (original idea)
- TV Heaven 1976 (1992) ... (original idea)
- TV Heaven 1969 (1992) ... (original idea)
- TV Heaven 1960 (1992) ... (original idea)
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Alternate Names:

Michael Grade CBE | Lord Michael Grade | Lord Grade | Sir Michael Grade

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My late father Leslie Grade brought Jerry Lee Lewis over for a tour in the late Fifties and the tour had to be cancelled because he'd brought with him his 12-year-old bride which caused something of a sensation. That's the way they do things down there. But the tour had to be cancelled in the end, there was such a public outrage. See more »


Appointed Chairman of the BBC Board of Governors on April 2nd 2002. See more »


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