Charles Curran was BBC Secretary and director of External Broadcasting before becoming Director General. As a leader he was somewhat in the shadow of Huw Wheldon, the charismatic director of television, at a time when licence fee income was soaring as viewers switched to colour licences. He was nevertheless a very successful in running the Corporation and handing relations with the governors.
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