2 November 2010

Greg Dyke - Broadcasting Figurehead and Director-General of the BBC 2000-2004

The Hospital Club, London

After initially embarking on a career as a journalist, Greg Dyke started his broadcasting career in 1977 at London Weekend Television. Aside from his well-known role as Director-General of the BBC, which he started in 2000 before his resignation in 2004, Greg was instrumental in the development of breakfast television in the 1980’s. Appointed Editor-in-Chief of TV-am in 1983 he continued a career at LWT until the Granada take-over when he joined Pearson Television as Chief Executive. During his time in the post, from 1995 to 1999, he built it into the largest non-US independent production company in the world.  At the next Penfolds Vintage Years event, hear Dyke give his thoughts on the current state of breakfast television and the future of broadcasting, about his own personal vintage year 1991, and the ingredients of his success.

Special Guest Speaker - Peter Gago

Well known Australian Winemaker Peter Gago, joined Penfolds in 1989. He started his tenure making sparkling wine, then red wines, and served as Penfolds Red Wine Oenologist before being appointed Penfolds Chief Winemaker in July 2002. Peter is only the fourth winemaker to lead the Penfolds winemaking team who are responsible for producing a range of outstanding wines, including the iconic Grange. Peter will host a tasting session at the next Penfolds Vintage Years event, discussing his career to date, the art of making one of the world’s finest wines and the famous 1991 vintage.