Some of you may already have heard the sad news that Roy Addison, a great friend and supporter of the Broadcasting Press Guild, has died at the age of 66. [Read more...]
Martin Jackson, a founder member of the BPG and twice the Guild’s chairman, died on 28 December after a long illness. He went into hospital following a fall and was taken into intensive care on Christmas Eve. He was 75. [Read more...]
As you know, the sad news of Martin’s death was announced just after Christmas. There is a tribute on the BPG website and you are invited to submit your own recollections there.
Martin’s funeral will be on Thursday January 14, 2010, at 15.30, at Hastings Crematorium, The Ridge, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 2AE. And afterwards at Martin’s home at Hawkhurst, Kent. More details are available from his daughter Rebekah by Email or on 01580 753624. If you can, please let Rebekah know if you are likely to attend afterwards.
Family flowers only please. Donations to Hospice in the Weald via KB
Sills funeral directors on 01580 712284.
Chris Kenworthy, a member since the Guild’s inception, died in December aged 71. He had suffered from Leukaemia for about ten years. As many friends noted, he wore his illness so lightly, his famous sense of humour rarely deserting him, that few realised how serious his condition was. [Read more...]
Broadcasting Press Guild member Hugo Martin has died suddenly at the age of 64.
Hugo was formerly the editor of Digital News, published by the Digital TV Group (DTG), and previously worked for IPC Magazines. A journalist for all of his working life, Hugo began his career on The Brighton and Hove Herald, editing directly on the printblogs in the days when newspapers were still set in hot metal. [Read more...]
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...]