Harman Grisewood

Novelist, Author

1908 – 1997

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Who was Harman Grisewood?

Harman Joseph Gerard Grisewood was an English radio actor, radio and television executive, novelist and non-fiction writer. He acted as literary executor to the poet David Jones, a lifelong friend.

He was educated at Ampleforth College and Worcester College, Oxford. He joined the young BBC not long after graduating in 1927.

He was controller of the BBC Third Programme from 1948 to 1952. He is credited with the idea in 1966 for The Money Programme.

In 1960 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire and also became a Knight of Grace and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The BBC presenter Freddie Grisewood was a cousin.

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Born
Feb 8, 1908
Hertfordshire
Also known as
  • Harman Joseph Gerard Grisewood
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Worcester College, Oxford
Died
Jan 8, 1997

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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