1907 - 1982

Writing as: Norman Collins

According to Wikipedia: "Norman Richard Collins was a British writer, and later a radio and television executive, who became one of the major figures behind the establishment of the Independent Television (ITV) network in the UK. This was the first organisation to break the BBC’s broadcasting monopoly when it began transmitting in 1955.

Only son and youngest of three children of publisher's clerk and illustrator Oliver Norman Collins and Lizzie Ethel, Collins was born at Beaconsfield. He was educated at a school founded by William Ellis at Gospel Oak, Hampstead."

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