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Date of Birth 27 May 1927Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, UK
Date of Death 14 July 2008Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England, UK
Birth NameGeorge Bryan Cowgill

Mini Bio (1)

Bryan Cowgill was born on May 27, 1927 in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England as George Bryan Cowgill. He is known for his work on Roots Remembered (2007), The Top of the Form Story (2006) and Sportsview (1954). He died on July 14, 2008 in Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England.

Trivia (2)

Staff writer, BBC 1955-1963, BBC Head of Sport 1963-1973, BBC Head of Outside Broadcasts 1972-1974, Controller, BBC1 1974-1977; Managing Director, Thames Television 1977-1985; Deputy Chairman of Mirror Group Newspapers; Consultant for IMG.
He was the most successful controller BBC One has ever had, as during his period running the channel it achieved an average audience share of 45 per cent.

Personal Quotes (1)

In the context of more than 200 channels how can little green vans going up and down the country saying effectively: 'What are you watching and have you got a licence to watch it?' survive? (On the television licence fee)

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