Archives for January 2006

Keith Samuel 1939 – 2006

One of the BBC’s longest serving publicity officers, Keith Samuel, has died at the age of 66.

As head of BBC Television Press and Publicity for 13 years until his retirement in 1998, Keith was well known to a generation of BPG members. On his retirement, after promotion to Controller in charge of BBC publicity departments for TV, radio, regions and the new digital channels, the Guild organised a dinner in his honour – an accolade never offered to any other publicity chief. [Read more…]