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Sir Huw Wheldon (1916-1986), Broadcaster and administrator

Sitter in 6 portraits
Broadcaster and television executive; Huw Wheldon joined the BBC in 1952 as publicity officer, moving on to become a senior producer. He presented the children's programme All Your Own (1952-61) and conducted interviews for Panorama but became particularly associated with Monitor (1957-64), a Sunday night arts programme which he hosted from 1958-65. In 1965 Wheldon was appointed Controller of Programmes, in 1968 he became Managing Director of Television and in 1976 was appointed Deputy Director-General. He returned to presenting with Royal Heritage (1977), timed to coincide with The Queen's Jubilee in 1977. He was a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery for ten years from 1976.

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Sir Huw Wheldon

by Paul Joyce
bromide print, May 1977
NPG P320


Sir Huw Wheldon

by Gordon Stuart
oil on canvas, 1983
NPG 5847


Sir Huw Wheldon

by Bob Collins
bromide print, 1958
NPG x35160


Sir Huw Wheldon; Sir Michael Redgrave

by Bob Collins
bromide print, circa 1958
NPG x136741