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Michael Hurll

Michael Hurll (7 October 1936 – 18 September 2012) was a British television producer who specialized in the comedy and light entertainment genres. He produced many British TV shows including The Two Ronnies. Top of the Pops, and Blind Date.[1][2] He was for many years a producer for the BBC,[3] and later worked for LWT and as an independent producer.[1] He also had a long association with television hosts Cilla Black and Noel Edmonds.[4]

He was the originator of the British Comedy Awards,[5] and for many years produced them, through his company Michael Hurll Television.[1]

He died of Parkinson's disease in 2012.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Anthony Hayward (20 September 2012). "Michael Hurll obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Michael Rosser (20 September 2012). "Comedy veteran Michael Hurll dies aged 75". Broadcast. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "BBC comedy producer Michael Hurll dies". BBC News. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Tim Cooper (8 January 2012). "The man who has kept Britain laughing for half a century". The Independent. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "RIP Michael Hurll". Chortle. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Jason Deans (20 September 2012). "Top of the Pops and Two Ronnies producer Michael Hurll dies aged 75". BBC News. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 

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