Manchester Municipal College of Technology, "The BBC: there to inform, educate, provoke and enrage? From November 1939 the transmitter he had arranged to put in place at Osterloog was used for William Joyce's broadcasts to Britain and Europe. His father, Alfred (d.1895 of Yellow Fever), was a railway engineer and was in charge of building the Grand Mexican Railway. , Dolly was pro-Nazi in her politics, an admirer of Adolf Hitler, a friend of William Joyce and Unity Mitford and a member of Arnold Leese's Imperial Fascist League.
He was born on 6 January 1892 in Puebla, Mexico.
She told Kirsty Young that her husband, Peter Eckersley, had been "the cleverest man and the funniest man in the world". From 1937 onwards Peter Eckersley worked for British Military Intelligence MI6 to help combat propaganda coming from Nazi Germany with British propaganda stations. Captain Leonard Plugge, who became a Member of Parliament, also set about building his own International Broadcasting Company by leasing transmitters in France and other countries to beam commercial radio into Britain. He died on August 27, 1981 in Manchester, Lancashire. In 1922 the General Post Office agreed to license one commercial monopoly, to be known as the British Broadcasting Company, which would derive some income from a broadcast receiver licence and the rest from the manufacture and sale of receiving sets.  Although they made no secret of their liaison, his wife Stella was unaware of it until Reith's wife Muriel broke the news to her. But he and Dolly reunited and he resigned in April 1929. He was the first Chief Engineer of the British Broadcasting Company Limited from 1922 to 1927 and then Chief Engineer of the British Broadcasting Corporation. , After Eckersley met Sir Oswald Mosley he became involved in his New Party, chairing its London Central Committee. Reith, a deeply religious man, forced him out of his job. Peter Eckersley (born 1935, died 26th August 1981) wrote 62 episodes of Coronation Street, as well three episodes of the spin-off Turn out the Lights (two of them co-written with Kenneth Cope) and was also producer of the programme from Episode 530 (10th January 1966) to Episode 581 (6th July 1966).
Captain Peter Pendleton Eckersley (PP Eckersley) (1892–1963) was a pioneer of British broadcasting. Peter Eckersley (born 1935, died 26th August 1981) wrote 62 episodes of Coronation Street, as well three episodes of the spin-off Turn out the Lights (two of them co-written with Kenneth Cope) and was also producer of the programme from Episode 530 (10th January 1966) to Episode 581 (6th July 1966). Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Peter Eckersley: Birthdate: 1935: Birthplace: Leigh, Lancashire, England UK: Death: 1981 (46) (Crohn's disease) Immediate Family: Husband of Anne Reid Ex-husband of Eileen Eckersley Father of Private and David Paul Eckersley.
 In the 1911 census, he is recorded as a resident of the Bedales School-Co-Educational Proprietary Boarding School, Petersfield, Hampshire. , Top-level conferences were held and even the Archbishop of Canterbury was consulted but Eckersley was not sacked immediately as he undertook to end the affair with Dolly Clark and return to his wife. After producing Coronation Street, he became Granada's Head of Comedy and then in 1969 the Head of Drama, a post he held for ten years during which the company achieved an impressive reputation for some of the best productions in British television. In 1919 this was transferred to a new GE subsidiary, the Radio Corporation of America. Under the terms of the exclusive licence, the company could not sell air time.  Dolly worked for the German broadcasting service during the war (as did James Clark, her teenage son by her first husband Edward Clark), and recruited William Joyce.  He was turned down for war work. Peter Eckersley was born on April 7, 1936 in Leigh, Lancashire, England. Father of son, Mark Eckersley, born in 1971. For a time Eckersley was engaged in working to build a broadcasting station based in continental Europe which could be received in the United Kingdom. He was married to Anne Reid and Eileen Wilson.
Peter Eckersley (7 April 1936 – 27 August 1981) was a British television producer. He was a producer and writer, known for Hard Times (1977), Wood and Walters (1981) and Coronation Street (1960).
Dolly had separated from Edward Clark in 1925 and arranged for Eckersley to visit Germany on BBC business with Dolly to accompany him. He was stationed mainly in Egypt and at Salonika. , He Joined Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co as the Head of the Experimental Section, Aircraft Department where he designed the Croydon Airport ground station transmitter.. , He died aged 45 in 1981 after suffering from cancer. The British military declared a two years' moratorium on further commercial radio experiments by Marconi's employees. Captain Peter Pendleton Eckersley (6 January 1892 – 18 March 1963) was a pioneer of British broadcasting, the first Chief Engineer of the British Broadcasting Company Limited from 1922 to 1927 and Chief Engineer of the British Broadcasting Corporation until 1929. ", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Peter_Eckersley_(TV_producer)&oldid=948581243, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 1 April 2020, at 20:52. Captain Peter Pendleton Eckersley (6 January 1892 – 18 March 1963) was a pioneer of British broadcasting, the first Chief Engineer of the British Broadcasting Company Limited from 1922 to 1927 and Chief Engineer of the British Broadcasting Corporation until 1929. Community content is available under. Peter Eckersley died, aged 71, on 18 March 1963 at the West London Hospital in Hammersmith. Occupation: View Source: Share.
Rather than relying upon a receiving set licensed by the General Post Office, he began to wire parts of England for an early form of cable radio but was stopped by the intervention of the GPO. , He also produced the sitcom Nearest and Dearest with Hylda Baker and Jimmy Jewel.
 The affair prompted a public enquiry into the BBC's personnel practices. The venture was very successful and, because Reith had banned Sunday light entertainment on the BBC, the IBC stations gained as much as 80 per cent of the Sunday listening audience by 1938.
", "Committee Report on Oliver C. Gilbert, 23.10.39; Dom 56 omvi vile Diaries), National Maritime Museum; HO 45/25115, DR 18b annual", "Strange journey: the life of Dorthy Eckersley", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Peter_Eckersley_(engineer)&oldid=987254188, Articles using Template Infobox person Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2014, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 5 November 2020, at 21:47. The IBC stations were eventually silenced when Adolf Hitler's troops captured the transmitters. , The Eckersleys took holidays in Germany a number of times and attended the Nuremberg rallies of 1937 and 1938. Peter Eckersley was born on April 7, 1936 in Leigh, Lancashire, England. He wrote 62 episodes between April 1962 and November 1969. , During the late 1970s he spotted and developed a young comedian Victoria Wood, who went on to become one of the UK's most successful comedy stars. His television career began on Granada's Scene at 6.30 programme where he worked with his friend Michael Parkinson. Father of son, Mark Eckersley, born in 1971. He died of cancer. Beloved husband of actress, Anne Reid. He joining the Royal Flying Corps as a wireless equipment officer in 1915, where he obtained the rank of captain. It went out of business in December 1926. British producer. She died in 1971.. Wood cited him as her biggest influence. In 1927 the British Crown granted a charter to a non-commercial British Broadcasting Corporation and the GPO licensed this. In the 1960s, he was also a writer and producer on Coronation Street. Eckersley has been described as "at best a foolish Fascist fellow traveller and at worst a traitor".
In 1929 Eckersley began an affair with Dorothy "Dolly" Clark, estranged wife of the BBC programme planner and conductor Edward Clark, and then divorced his own wife. By 1920 Eckersley had become an announcer, broadcaster (he recited poetry and sang songs) and engineer of 2MT, the first licensed radio station in Britain, located in Writtle, near Chelmsford, Essex, England, where Guglielmo Marconi had built his wireless telegraphy factories.
He also produced the pilot of Wood and Walters, but died before the series was made. He died of cancer. Anne Reid (Valerie Barlow) was his second wife, the two getting married on 22nd May 1971. John Reith was appointed to take control of the Crown corporation. His father, Alfred (d. 1895 of yellow fever), was a railway engineer then in charge of building the Grand Mexican Railway. He was a producer and writer, known for Hard Times (1977), Wood and Walters (1981) and Coronation Street (1960). He worked extensively with Victoria Wood early in her career and is cited as a major influence by actress Julie Walters.  Dolly joined Mosley's British Union of Fascists, outdoing Mosley in her enthusiasm for Nazism, and also the National Socialist League founded by William Joyce after he was expelled by Mosley for being too anti-semitic.. https://coronationstreet.fandom.com/wiki/Peter_Eckersley?oldid=296482. His television career began on Granada's Scene at 6.30 programme where he worked with his friend Michael Parkinson. Coronation Street Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community.  The couple were married on 25 October 1930. Some sources incorrectly give his middle name as Prothero. He died of cancer leaving two sons, Mark from his marriage to Anne and David from his first marriage.  They appear to have separated between then and the start of World War II. Later in the War, he was sent to the Wireless Experimental Station at Biggin Hill where he conducted experimental work on duplex telephony for aircraft. He was married to Anne Reid and Eileen Wilson. Memorial; Photos ; Flowers ; British producer.
Between World War I and World War II the General Electric Company of the United States became a giant cartel which had growing commercial interests in Britain and several not entirely successful steps were undertaken to prevent the Americanisation of Britain. He went on to become Head of Drama at Granada Television in the 1960s and '70s. , David Liddiment, ITV's former director of programmes said: "Peter Eckersley nurtured a new cadre of young northern writers who reflected the realities of post-war urban life for the first time....They were all to make television drama younger, sharper and closer to the experience of the mass audience. He died on August 27, 1981 in Manchester, Lancashire. Peter Eckersley (7 April 1936 – 27 August 1981) was a British television producer.
Meanwhile, Peter Eckersley had sought other ways to bring the signals of the IBC stations into the living rooms of Britain.  There he met and married one of its stars, Anne Reid, who played Valerie Barlow.
In 1923 Major-General Sir Frederick Sykes headed a committee to review this arrangement, which concluded that the GPO should stop licensing the British Broadcasting Company. During World War I General Electric, with help from the US Navy, had taken over the ship-to-shore radio business Marconi had established in America.
He produced the TV version of her play Talent and its sequel Nearly A Happy Ending as well as the play Happy Since I Met You (also by Wood). *Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, Fandom will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.