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Hugh Greene
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Born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Born on 15th of November 1910
Died on 19th of February 1987

Born 1910. Died 1987 - Journalist and television executive.

Brother of Graham Greene. Studied at Merton College, Oxford. Joined the BBC in 1940 and worked on propaganda broadcasts to Germany. Rebuilt Germany’s peacetime radio service. Was BBC’s first director of news and current affairs, became director-general (1960-69) and was responsible for modernising the institution and competing with independent television.

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