Anthony Smith (producer)

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Appearing on television discussion programme After Dark in 1987

Professor Anthony Smith CBE (14 March 1938 – 28 November 2021) was a British broadcaster, author and academic. He was President of Magdalen College, Oxford, between 1988 and 2005. He worked for the Annan Committee on The Future of Broadcasting, and became engaged in the national debate which led to the foundation of the UK's Channel 4.[1]

Smith died on 28 November 2021 in London from renal failure, aged 83.[2][3]

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  1. Catterall, Peter (1999), The making of Channel 4, Routledge, p. 1, ISBN 978-0-7146-4926-9
  2. Anthony Smith CBE (1938–2021) President of Magdalen College 1988–2005
  3. "Anthony Smith obituary". The Times. 1 December 2021. Retrieved 1 December 2021.