The British military declared a two years' moratorium on further commercial radio experiments by Marconi's employees.
Later in the War, he was sent to the Wireless Experimental Station at Biggin Hill where he conducted experimental work on duplex telephony for aircraft. By 1920 Eckersley had become an announcer, broadcaster (he recited poetry and sang songs) and engineer of 2MT, the first licensed radio station in Britain, located in Writtle, near Chelmsford, Essex, England, where Guglielmo Marconi had built his wireless telegraphy factories. ", "Committee Report on Oliver C. Gilbert, 23.10.39; Dom 56 omvi vile Diaries), National Maritime Museum; HO 45/25115, DR 18b annual", "Strange journey: the life of Dorthy Eckersley", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Peter_Eckersley_(engineer)&oldid=987254188, Articles using Template Infobox person Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2014, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 5 November 2020, at 21:47.  There he met and married one of its stars, Anne Reid, who played Valerie Barlow. In 1929 Eckersley began an affair with Dorothy "Dolly" Clark, estranged wife of the BBC programme planner and conductor Edward Clark, and then divorced his own wife. British producer. From 1937 onwards Peter Eckersley worked for British Military Intelligence MI6 to help combat propaganda coming from Nazi Germany with British propaganda stations. Peter Eckersley (born 1935, died 26th August 1981) wrote 62 episodes of Coronation Street, as well three episodes of the spin-off Turn out the Lights (two of them co-written with Kenneth Cope) and was also producer of the programme from Episode 530 (10th January 1966) to Episode 581 (6th July 1966).
Captain Leonard Plugge, who became a Member of Parliament, also set about building his own International Broadcasting Company by leasing transmitters in France and other countries to beam commercial radio into Britain. He attended Manchester Municipal College of Technology (later UMIST) in 1912. Captain Peter Pendleton Eckersley (6 January 1892 – 18 March 1963) was a pioneer of British broadcasting, the first Chief Engineer of the British Broadcasting Company Limited from 1922 to 1927 and Chief Engineer of the British Broadcasting Corporation until 1929. He was born on 6 January 1892 in Puebla, Mexico. Beloved husband of actress, Anne Reid.
She told Kirsty Young that her husband, Peter Eckersley, had been "the cleverest man and the funniest man in the world". The IBC stations were eventually silenced when Adolf Hitler's troops captured the transmitters. , David Liddiment, ITV's former director of programmes said: "Peter Eckersley nurtured a new cadre of young northern writers who reflected the realities of post-war urban life for the first time....They were all to make television drama younger, sharper and closer to the experience of the mass audience. Community content is available under. He died of cancer. He was married to Anne Reid and Eileen Wilson. He was the first Chief Engineer of the British Broadcasting Company Limited from 1922 to 1927 and then Chief Engineer of the British Broadcasting Corporation. In the 1960s, he was also a writer and producer on Coronation Street.
During World War I General Electric, with help from the US Navy, had taken over the ship-to-shore radio business Marconi had established in America.
Some sources incorrectly give his middle name as Prothero. Under the terms of the exclusive licence, the company could not sell air time. He was a producer and writer, known for Hard Times (1977), Wood and Walters (1981) and Coronation Street (1960). He died of cancer leaving two sons, Mark from his marriage to Anne and David from his first marriage.
Peter Eckersley: Birthdate: 1935: Birthplace: Leigh, Lancashire, England UK: Death: 1981 (46) (Crohn's disease) Immediate Family: Husband of Anne Reid Ex-husband of Eileen Eckersley Father of Private and David Paul Eckersley. Eckersley has been described as "at best a foolish Fascist fellow traveller and at worst a traitor". In 1927 the British Crown granted a charter to a non-commercial British Broadcasting Corporation and the GPO licensed this. His television career began on Granada's Scene at 6.30 programme where he worked with his friend Michael Parkinson.
He worked extensively with Victoria Wood early in her career and is cited as a major influence by actress Julie Walters. After producing Coronation Street, he became Granada's Head of Comedy and then in 1969 the Head of Drama, a post he held for ten years during which the company achieved an impressive reputation for some of the best productions in British television. His elder brother was the physicist Thomas Eckersley; and his cousin, Aldous Huxley. Peter Eckersley (7 April 1936 – 27 August 1981) was a British television producer. Rather than relying upon a receiving set licensed by the General Post Office, he began to wire parts of England for an early form of cable radio but was stopped by the intervention of the GPO.
 The affair prompted a public enquiry into the BBC's personnel practices.  Dolly worked for the German broadcasting service during the war (as did James Clark, her teenage son by her first husband Edward Clark), and recruited William Joyce. Father of son, Mark Eckersley, born in 1971.
 Although they made no secret of their liaison, his wife Stella was unaware of it until Reith's wife Muriel broke the news to her.
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