Bea Ballard - Early Television Career

Early Television Career

David Liddiment invited Bea to join BBC Entertainment as Head Of Talk and Specials. This led to re-launching Parkinson and devising a number of event specials – from the 2 hour gala celebrating BBC TV’s 60th Anniversary, TV 60 – Aunties All Time Greats, to BAFTA Awards, to Ruby Wax Meets Madonna, to documentaries series such as the Emmy winning Carrie Fisher on Hollywood (co-production with A&E).

She devised the weekly entertainment show Saturday Night Clive. Following its success on BBC TWO the show was transferred to BBC ONE.

Ballard also produced the majority of Clive James’ other output for the BBC. She devised and produced the award-winning, 8 part - documentary series Fame in the Twentieth a co-production with PBS, shown both in the UK and the US. Ballard also produced the documentary series for BBC ONE in which Clive James profiled various cities around the world - Clive James Postcards…. from Paris; New York; Miami; Paris.

Prior to joining the BBC Ballard worked at LWT in Entertainment where she produced a wide range of entertainment shows, from An Audience With (Peter Ustinov; Billy Connolly), to The Late Clive James, to Michael Aspel and Company, to BAFTA Awards.

Ballard started her television career at the BBC, on John Craven’s Newsround, where she worked as a journalist and assistant producer.

Read more about this topic:  Bea Ballard

Other articles related to "televisions, television, early television career, television career":

Television - Environmental Aspects
... is growing concern about electronic waste from discarded televisions ... Further environmental concerns related to television design and use relate to the devices' increasing electrical energy requirements ...
G4 - Television
... G4 (TV channel), an American television channel G4 Canada, a Canadian television channel devoted to technology-related programming ...
SECAM - History
... Initially, a version of SECAM for the French 819-line television standard was devised and tested, but not introduced ... in 625 lines, France had to start the conversion by switching over to a 625-line television standard, which happened at the beginning of the 1960s with the introduction of a second network ... !" (fr And here is color!) In 1967, CLT of Lebanon became the third television station in the world after the Soviet Union and France to broadcast in color, utilizing the French SECAM technology ...
Valley, Alabama - Media
... Valley is served by the Columbus, Georgia Television Designated Market Area (DMA) ... Charter Communications and Knology provide cable television service ... DirecTV and Dish Network provide direct broadcast satellite television including both local and national channels to area residents ...
Michael Winterbottom - Career - Early Television Career
... Winterbottom's television career included such diverse projects as the pilot of Jimmy McGovern's mystery series Cracker, four television movies, an episode of the Inspector Alleyn Mysteries, two documentaries ...

Famous quotes containing the words career, early and/or television:

    It is a great many years since at the outset of my career I had to think seriously what life had to offer that was worth having. I came to the conclusion that the chief good for me was freedom to learn, think, and say what I pleased, when I pleased. I have acted on that conviction... and though strongly, and perhaps wisely, warned that I should probably come to grief, I am entirely satisfied with the results of the line of action I have adopted.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead.
    James Thurber (1894–1961)

    All television ever did was shrink the demand for ordinary movies. The demand for extraordinary movies increased. If any one thing is wrong with the movie industry today, it is the unrelenting effort to astonish.
    Clive James (b. 1939)