Roger Bolton is so old he can remember when Cilla Black was Priscilla White and Ringo Starr was Richard Starkey. Roger spent the first part of his career behind the cameras at the BBC where he became the Editor of the Panorama, Nationwide and Tonight programmes, before heading the Network Production Centre in Manchester. He was defenestrated from the Corporation over coverage of the Troubles in Ireland. He then joined Thames Television as Editor of This Week and was responsible for the award winning "Death on the Rock" programme which sent Mrs Thatcher "beyond fury".
When Thames lost its franchise in 1992 he started his own independent production company which he ran for 20 years, producing such series as Joan Bakewell's Heart of the Matter and Heir Hunters, as well as documentary series on the Devil and other religious subjects. While doing so he also began to present programmes such as Channel 4's Right to Reply series and Sunday for Radio 4. He currently presents Radio 4's Feedback series.
He was also Chair of the Edinburgh International Television Festival and is a Fellow of the Royal Television Society. Roger is a Trustee of Premier and has presented two series for them, Holy Places and Reputations.
In other words he is absolutely ancient and it is time he retired!
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