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John Sheppard

23 June 1940 to 18 October 2009

From his early experience directing live television, Sheppard segued into producing documentaries for World In Action (1967-73). He subsequently contributed to natural history strand Disappearing World, history series End of Empire and produced Sgt Pepper: It Was 20 Years Ago Today (1987), an acclaimed film about The Beatles’ seminal album.

- Read John Sheppard's Guardian Obituary