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Peter Bazalgette

Peter Bazalgette


Chief creative officer, Endemol Group; chairman, Endemol UK



Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 8222 4453.


Shepherds Building Central, Charecroft Way, London, W12 0EE


1st January 1953

Fantasy business partner

Charles Babbage or Alan Turing.

How do you off-set your carbon footprint?

Tread softly.

Greatest influence

P T Barnum.


Hurlingham, Beefsteak, BBC Mishits.

Favourite gadget

Wind-up torch.

Desert island objects

A copy of the Daily Mail, a match to light it with and a Cumberland sausage to cook over the flame.

Most-admired politician

Lord Salisbury admirable cynic.

Favourite media

Financial Times, The Spectator, Doctor Who, Radio 4, any travel websites.

Biggest risk taken

Driving like a maniac, aged 20.

Perfect day

Lord's Test Match, dinner with Romani Conti burgundy.

Who should play you in the film of your life?

That bloke who played Young Mr Grace.

Career highlights

A few hit shows on TV.

Fictional hero

Gordon Brown.

Best job outside advertising

All of my jobs have been outside advertising.


Bazalgette brought down the curtain on a glittering ten years at Endemol when he resigned last summer. His future could hold some exciting prospects in the digital arena in addition to spending time on his board responsibilities at YouGov and the English National Opera.

Most expensive purchase

Chateau d'Yquem.

Why are you good at what you do?

I like to entertain.

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