Russell Harty(1934-1988), Television and radio broadcaster and journalist
(Frederic) Russell Harty
Sitter in 2 portraits
Harty was one of television's best-loved personalities, remembered for hosting chat-shows on both BBC and ITV during the 1970s and 80s. Originally a teacher, and later a producer of BBC radio arts programmes, Harty made his television debut in 1969 interviewing the artist Salvador Dalì. He also wrote regularly for newspapers and presented the BBC Radio 4 topical programme, Start the Week.
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