Hugh Williams read Modern History at Oxford before beginning his career in television with the BBC. He has specialised in history and current affairs programming and in the early 80s was responsible for introducing the famous BBC history programme `Timewatch' into the schedules. While Head of Broadcasting in Manchester he had the idea for and subsequently commissioned A.N. Wilson's series `Eminent Victorians'.
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