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Peter Adam obituary

Film-maker and television producer who made more than 100 documentaries on art and cultureThe film-maker and television producer Peter Adam, who has died aged 90, was described by David Attenborough as “one of the key figures who helped to establish the character of BBC Two during its golden age”. He joined the BBC in 1968 and as a director and producer during the next 22 years made more than 100 documentaries on art and culture.He had started his career working in the BBC’s current affairs division with James Mossman, the star reporter of Panorama, but when Jim became disenchanted with the sight of Robin Day in his bow tie, Peter followed him to the music and arts department, producing first for Review, the weekly arts magazine programme. At music and arts, Peter walked the corridors of Kensington House in his bottle-green three-piece suits, flamboyant ties and general air of having just stepped off the catwalk of a fashion parade: this endeared him to just about everybody he met. Continue reading...

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