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Shaw, Colin 1928-

SHAW, Colin 1928-


PERSONAL: Born November 2, 1928, in Liverpool, England; son of Rupert M. (a bank clerk) and Enid F. (Smith) Shaw; married Elizabeth Bowker, April 23, 1955; children: Tessa, Susan, Giles. Education: Attended Liverpool College, 1943-47; St. Peter's Hall, Oxford, B.A. 1952, M.A. 1956. Hobbies and other interests: Going to theatre, travel, reading.

ADDRESSES: Home—Lesters, Little Ickford, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP18 9HS, England; fax 01844-338-351. E-mail—[email protected]


CAREER: Barrister-at-Law (Inner Temple), 1960. British Broadcasting Corp., drama producer (radio) 1953-57, assistant, secretariat, 1957-59, assistant head of contracts, 1959-60, senior assistant, secretariat, 1960-63, assistant head of programs (north region), 1963-66, TV planning, 1966-69, ending as head of group, secretary to board of governors, 1969-72, chief secretary, 1972-77; Independent Broadcasting Authority, director of television, 1977-83; Independent Television Companies Association, director of program planning secretariat, 1983-87; Broadcasting Standards Council, founding director, 1988-96. Royal Television Society, fellow, 1987; University of Pennsylvania, visiting lecturer at Annenberg School, 1988; University of Manchester, honorary visiting professor, 1997-2000; Wolfson College, Oxford, fellow of programme in comparative media law and policy at Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, 1997. Arts Council of Great Britain, member, 1977-80; English-speaking Union, governor, 1977-83; International Institute of Communications, trustee, 1983-88. Military service: Served in Royal Air Force (East Africa), 1947-49.


MEMBER: British Society of Authors (chair of broadcasting group), Media Society (member of council), Voice of the Listener and Viewer (member of management committee).


WRITINGS:


(Editor) Rethinking Governance and Accountability ("BBC Charter Review" series), British Film Institute, 1993.

(Editor) Deciding What We Watch: Taste, Decency, and Media Ethics in the U.K. and U.S., Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1999.

Author of numerous radio plays and features; author of a stage-play for children.


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