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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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Known For

Goodbye Television Centre
Goodbye Television Centre Himself - Host
(2013)
The Fight for Saturday Night
The Fight for Saturday Night Himself - Presenter
(2014)

Filmography

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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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Show Show Self (75 credits)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 21 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Michael Grade CBE | Lord Michael Grade | Lord Grade | Sir Michael Grade
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

It is my judgement that the quality of BBC programming is beginning to improve overall quite markedly. There is a lot of weeding going on every year. There aren't going to be any more lifestyle programmes on the BBC unless they are very innovative and exceptional. (Speaking in 2006) See more »

Trivia:

In early 2007, he became Executive Chairman of ITV plc. See more »

Trademark:

His cigars and red braces

Star Sign:

Pisces

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