Aubrey Singer

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Aubrey
Family name: 
Singer
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Interview Number: 
309
Interview Date(s): 
25 Nov 1993
26 Jan 1994
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Duration (mins): 
184

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Aubrey Singer was a distinguished former Managing Director of both BBC Television and Radio.
 He joined the BBC in 1949.
Aubrey founded science programmes including Tomorrow's World and Horizon and led the modernisation of BBC Radio in the Seventies.
He spent much of his career at the BBC, and was Head of Science and Features for BBC TV in 1961 until 1974. During that time he was responsible for  popular high quality science programmes most notably the ‘Ascent of Man’ in 1973.; He was Controller of BBC Two from 1974 to 1978 and  was responsible for bringing classic dramas such as "I Claudius" to our screens. He was Managing Director of Radio from 1978 to 1982; and Managing Director of Television from 1982 to 1984. In 1984 he was awarded the CBE.
 He was Managing Director of White City Films until 1996.