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Bob Whittaker, winner of two Royal Television Society Awards, has been a senior broadcaster for more than 30 years, working as a journalist, producer-director, documentary maker and programme editor with BBC, Granada, Tyne Tees, Sky and ITN.
In 1999 Bob became Head of Factual Programmes with London News Network (LNN) – owned by ITV- where he was in charge of a diverse portfolio of documentaries, current affairs, history, travel, and factual entertainment series and live programming for UK and International broadcasters.
Bob launched up Orion TV in 2004 as Managing Director and Exec Producing factual programmes for digital and terrestrial broadcasters.
April 2013 Banger Boys 8 x 60 mins for History - series on banger racing characters
March 2012 Mothertruckers for Channel 4..
2011 A Brush With Britain. 10 x 30 for Discovery on Art-History format.
2009 Project Puppy 13 x 30 for Animal Planet on training abandoned pups for jobs.
2004-2007 Boot Sale Treasure Hunt and Trading Treasures. 60 antique shows for ITV.
Bob, a former miner, graduated from Durham University in 1974 when he broke into journalism as a weekly newspaper reporter before entering broadcasting with BBC local radio in Cumbria, in 1977 as a reporter then producer. Bob launched his TV career at Granada in Manchester as News Editor then on screen Reporter in 1980.
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