Featured Destination

April 2019: Hereford

April can be a tricky month for weather in Britain: surprisingly sunny days interspersed with spring showers. So a destination where the best of the ...More
More Uk destinations

Sidney Bernstein
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Ilford, Essex
Born on 30th of January 1899
Died on 5th of February 1993

Born 1899. Died 1993 - English businessman.

A socialist millionaire and one of Britain’s first television barons, he was a successful business man from the start, acquiring control of 30 cinemas by the late 1930s as well as becoming chairman of the Granada Group. He set up Granada Television in 1956 eventually becoming its president (1979-93). He chose Manchester as the company’s base due to the high rainfall – thinking that would keep people indoors watching more television !

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Sidney Bernstein?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

5269 views since 13th February 2007

Brit Quote:
The most conservative man in this world is the British trade unionist when you want to change him. - Ernest Bevin
More Quotes

On this day:
Siege of Derry Begins - 1689, Opening of the Natural History Museum - 1881, Republic of Ireland established - 1949
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages