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Huw Wheldon (1916–1986)

Huw Wheldon was born in Prestatyn in North Wales in May 1916. After attending Friar's School, Bangor, he studied at the London School of Economics. In 1939, at the outbreak of war, he volunteered, eventually joining the Royal Ulster Rifles. He landed in Normandy by glider on D-Day and won the Military Cross on D Day + 1. He finished the war as a ... See full bio »

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 1962 Monitor (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Pop Goes the Easel (1962) ... (producer)
 1959-1960 Men of Action (TV Series documentary) (producer - 6 episodes)
- The Royal Marines (1960) ... (producer)
- Colonel Otto Skorzeny (1959) ... (producer)
- Colonel David Stirling D.S.O., O.B.E. (1959) ... (producer)
 1958 Epic Battles (TV Series documentary) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Kohima (1958) ... (producer)
- The Battle of Cassino (1958) ... (producer)
 1957 Portraits of Power (TV Series) (producer)
 1956 Men in Battle (TV Series documentary) (producer)
 1955 Orson Welles' Sketch Book (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Bullfighting (1955) ... (producer)
- The War of the Worlds (1955) ... (producer)
- The Police (1955) ... (producer)
- Critics (1955) ... (producer)
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Alternate Names:

Sir Huw Wheldon
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On public service broadcasting: To make the good popular, and the popular good. See more »

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Served as a paratrooper in the British army during WWII and took part in the D-Day invasion in 1944. He was also in the unit that liberated the Nazi death camp at Belsen, a subject he never talked about. See more »

Nickname:

Huge Welshman

Star Sign:

Taurus

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