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Roy  Norton

Roy Norton

Senior Lecturer

School of Media Arts and Technology

023 8201 3477 ext. 3477 Room no. JM209

Biography

Roy has a distinguished career spanning five decades, with his experience of working for major broadcasters including; BBC, ITV and CBS.

In his early career, after his A Levels, Roy joined the RAF for short service commission as navigator and then started work for BBC TV at Lime Grove Studios as camera assistant.

He went on to join the ITV channel and became youngest ever senior cameraman working on first televised Royal Variety Show at Victoria Palace.

Roy was headhunted to work for CBS of America and worked on the Person to Person Series in Paris, Vienna, Munich, and an award-winning Vatican programme from Rome.

Roy went on to re-join BBC as senior programme director working on prestige programmes such as World Cup '66. Highlights include covering the royal marriage of Prince Charles and Diana and being responsible for Althorp House coverage and their honeymoon departure. 

Amongst the many high profile programmes Roy has produced, he also covered 20 Sir Harry Secombe HIGHWAY programmes, including Specials at London Gatwick Airport and on QE2.

He also directed television coverage of the Pope's arrival at London Gatwick Airport.

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    As well as working in broadcast television, Roy has also worked as a teacher and trainer of television internationally. In 1970's he was...

    As well as working in broadcast television, Roy has also worked as a teacher and trainer of television internationally. In 1970's he was commissioned to Ministry of Overseas Development as programme adviser to Pakistan Television Corporation, setting up training schemes for staff.

    During his time at BBC, he combined programme making with work on staff training – as an official instructor and regularly worked on studio production courses at Woodstock Grove.

    With extensive TV and teaching experience, during the last 10 years, Roy has taught at Southampton Solent University lecturing on video production which has included, 50 years of TV production. 

  2. Research interests

    At Karachi University, Roy studied for a diploma in South East Asia studies.