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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by Elsbeth R. Juda
modern bromide print, 1951
by Conrad Hafenrichter
bromide print, July 1984
- Sir Wynn Powell Wheldon (father)
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