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Mike Townson

25 August 1938 to 23 March 2009

Following a spell as a researcher On The Braden Beat (1962), Townson enjoyed the first of two stints on the BBC’s Tonight (1964, 1977-78), and was producer on Twenty-Four Hours (1965) and Nationwide (1969). Moving to ITV, he produced the factual series TV Eye (1978) and The Cook Report (1987).

* Read Mike Townson's Guardian Obituary