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Peter Orton

Media entrepreneur
16 June 1943 to 5 December 2007

A close working relationship with the Jim Henson company was built upon Orton’s talent for spotting winning ideas in the field of children’s television. He later established his own company, HIT, and before long had introduced its biggest ‘star’, Bob The Builder also building an impressive portfolio of popular programmes.

*Read Peter Orton's Times obituary