Articles by Rob Williams

Pride of a Peacock

Published 22 September 2014

The man who made BBC2

If you want it… come and get it…

Published 4 September 2014

Freeview reorganises again

David Croft

Published 13 January 2014

Rob Williams remembers the master of making people laugh

Sketchy details

Published 7 January 2014

Rob Williams on keeping presentation – real and imaginary – alive

The Risk Business

Published 21 October 2013

BLOG: Channel Four has seemingly come out fighting against its critics with their latest promotion for their channel with the tagline “We Were Born Risky…” and to highlight the statement they use various clips from the channel’s past illustrate this

The Fast Track to the Top Job?

Published 24 April 2013

BLOG: This week has seen Danny Cohen appointed as new BBC Director General Tony Hall’s Director of Television, following on from the appointment of James Harding as Head of BBC News. With Cohen’s rise to a place in the senior management team of the BBC almost as meteoric as his rise to prominence among senior television executives already.

Be Nice to Each Other

Published 19 February 2013

BLOG: There can only be a few people who can be counted as true television personalities, in front of the camera are the presenters and behind them are the production staff. Very rarely there are people who do both at the same time such as Jack Hargreaves from Southern Television and Brian Connell from Anglia, one such of these unique breed died on Sunday.

Good afternoon, grapple fans

Published 29 January 2013

For over thirty years, there was only one place to be at Four O’Clock in the afternoon on a Saturday: in front of a television set watching a phenomenon, some might say a battle between good and evil.

Making a Splash on a Saturday Night

Published 19 January 2013

BLOG: Splash doesn’t make a splash

A dream factory

Published 30 November 2012

Rob Williams takes a tour of Television South