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The Chrysalis Building, 13 Bramlet Road, London, W10 6SP
4th January 1957
Sir Gerry Robsinson.
An iPod, a case of Lynch Barges, and mustn't forget the suntan cream.
Nelson Mandela, for the transformation of South Africa.
Financial Times, Country Life, Parkinson, Heart, Galaxy, LBC, Google Earth.
Being vice-chairman of the London Olympic bid. My friends said I must be mad.
A nice long walk with the dogs and an even longer Sunday lunch.
Winning the London Olympics; having fun in the world of radio.
After 15 years in the media, nothing remains hidden.
Being chairman of the Manchester Commonwealth Games.
After a less-than-dazzling tenure at ITV in his latter years, Allen has helped fire off some rockets in radio as chairman of the new Global Radio, which bought out Chrysalis Radio this year. Staff, ad agency and sales contracts were jettisoned as Global made its presence felt. Whether Allen will remain a forward-facing driving force or a back-room advisor is too early to tell.
An Ivor Hitchens painting.
Because I am tenacious and don't often accept it really can't be done.