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Peter Bazalgette

Peter Bazalgette

Job

Chief creative officer

Company

Endemol

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 8222 4453.

Address

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

Born

22nd May 1953

Album

Arthur Lee - Forever Changes.

Book

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami.

Breakfast radio show

Today.

Career history

Worked for BBC News from 1977. Independent producer, Bazal Productions, 1987-1998. Chairman, Endemol UK, 2002-2004. Chief creative officer, Endemol Group, 2004 to date.

Daily newspaper

The Guardian and Financial Times.

Everyone's saying

Can you mention the name Bazalgette without mentioning Big Brother? Not really, no. All the talk this year has surrounded just where the BB contract will end up when it comes up for tender. If the money is right, Bazalgette could hold the passport to a much-needed lifeline for ITV... or a tired-old format. Surely BB will implode at some point, won't it?

Family

Wife and two children.

Favourite ad

T-Mobile.

Favourite technology

Siemens phone and BlackBerry.

Greatest achievement

Formatting the card game bridge for TV.

Magazine (pleasure)

The Spectator.

Magazine (professional)

Heat.

Most humbling experience

Failing to open the batting for England.

Most-admired entrepreneur

Bernard Arnaud.

Sunday newspaper

The Observer.

TV programme

Dr Who.

Website

Big Brother, of course.

What car do you own

Volkswagen Polo.

What principle defines your working life

Neurotic pragmatism.


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