(John) Graham BENSON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1946-04-29
Education Central Foundation Boys' GS London
Books & Publications
Recreations food, drink, literature, jazz, opera, cricket, travel, walking
Clubs Savile, Surrey CCC, Ventnor CC, Ventnor Yacht, Ventnor Arts (chm Fndrs' Ctee)
Style Graham Benson, Esq
Career stage mangr in theatre 1965-68, TV prodn mangr and assoc prodr Drama Plays Dept BBC 1968-76; prodr: Premiere Films, BBC and other TV drama 1976-78; Fox for Euston Films 1979; Euro prodn exec The Robert Stigwood Group 1980-82, freelance/independent prodr 1982-86, md Consolidated Productions 1986, controller of drama for TVS and dir Telso Communications 1987-92, chm and chief exec Blue Heaven Productions Ltd (prodrs of The Ruth Rendell Mysteries) 1992-97; dir: Clivia Ltd (film financiers) 1998-2001, PrimeEnt plc 2001-02; freelance prodr many films incl: Thank You Comrades (BBC1) 1978, A Hole in Babylon (BBC1) 1978, Outside Edge (LWT) 1982, Red Monarch (theatrical feature, Channel 4) 1982, Meantime (Central/Channel 4) 1983, Charlie (Central) 1983, Honest Decent and True (BBC2) 1984, Coast to Coast (BBC1) 1984; chm: BAFTA 1985-87 (memb Cncl 1980-93), PACT 1996-98 (memb Cncl 1991-2005, patron 2009, hon memb 2012), TV12 IOW 1998-2002, Media Circus Gp plc 1999-2001, Headwater Cross Media plc 2000-01, Screen South 2002-, Trinorth Ltd 2004-, Directors' Cut Ltd 2006-07, All Out Cricket Ltd 2009-, Cornhill and Harvest Ltd 2009-; memb: American Advisory Gp DTI 1996-2003, Markets Gp Br Trade Int 1998-2001, Marshall Aid Commemoration Cmmn 1998-2004 (chm ARM Ctee 2004-), UKTI Creative Export Gp 2000-10; exec conslt and dep chm Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival 2005-, UK advsr Banff World TV Festival 1996-2003 and 2006-07, conslt/advsr Drama Content Hub South African Broadcasting Corp 2009-10; Hon DLitt Southampton Solent Univ 2003; FRSA 1987, FRTS 2000
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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