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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).


(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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