Johnnie was presented with the Big Red Book in recognition of his significant role as one of Britain's top television producers. From his early start in showbusiness, as a boy stooge to his magician father, he rose to become Head of Light Entertainment at Granada Television.

He was responsible for the first major TV appearances of countless artistes - from The Beatles in the 60's to Lisa Stansfield twenty years later. Johnnie has devised more than 2000 programmes for television, including the award winning series The Comedians and has worked with a long list of international superstars such as Frank Sinatra, Woody Allen, Dustin Hoffman, Johnny Mathis, Jack Nicholson, Buddy Holly - and world famous composers like Henry Mancini, Burt Bacharach and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

For Johnnie's full biographic details go to Biography.

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