Martin Fisher has had a lifelong interest in cinema since his grandfather took him to see ‘Pinocchio’. The title of his talk speaks for itself and will include many film extracts from those early days of cinema.
Born in Windsor, Martin was educated at St George’s School, Windsor Castle, where he was a chorister. He sang at the funeral of King George V1, recorded 78 rpm records for HMV and broadcast Choral Evensong for the BBC. Leaving school, Martin joined the BBC where he was to spend the rest of his career. He worked on such classics as Round the Horne and The Billy Cotton Band Show (21 million listeners). He became a producer on and then Head of Radio Light Entertainment. In due course he was Head of TV Comedy, producing many very popular situation comedies from ‘One Foot in the Grave’ to ‘Last of the Summer Wine’.
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