Sir Charles Curran by Ruskin Spear

Sir Charles Curran 1921 - 1980

Director-General 1969 - 1977

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.