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Peter Wright Batty

Peter Wright Batty, British television and film producer, director, writer. Member Director's Guild, Garrick Club.

Background

  • Batty, Peter Wright was born on June 18, 1931 in Sunderland, England. Son of Ernest Faulkner and Gladys Victoria (Wright) Batty.

  • Education

    • Bachelor and Master of Arts, The Queen's College, Oxford University, 1954.

    Career

    • Feature writer The Finance Times, London, 1954-1956. Freelance journalist United States of America, 1956-1958. Producer British Broadcasting Corporation, London, 1958-1963.

      Editor, Tonight Programme British Broadcasting Corporation television, 1963-1964. Executive producer, associate head factual programming ATV, 1964-1968. Chief executive Peter Batty Productions, since 1968.

    Works

    • Battle of the Bulge: Hitler's Alternate Scenarios
    • Based on a series of fascinating µWhat ifs' posed by leading military historians, this compelling new alternate history recontructs the moments during the Battle of the Bulge which could conceivably have altered the entire course of the Second World War and led to a German victory.
    • Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45
    • Between December 16, 1944 and January 15, 1945, American forces found themselves entrenched in the heavily forested Ardennes region of Belgium, France, and Luxembourg defending against an advancing German army amid freezing temperatures, deep snow, and dense fog.
    • Hoodwinking Churchill: Tito's Great Confidence Trick
    • Based on new information recently come to light, this history reveals how Britain's staunchly anti-communist Prime Minister was deceived into supporting communist Tito and into cutting all aid to the anti-communist forces resisting the Germans in Yugoslavia.
    • Hoodwinking Churchill: Tito's Great Confidence Trick
    • Based on new information recently come to light, this history reveals how Britain's staunchly anti-communist Prime Minister was deceived into supporting communist Tito and into cutting all aid to the anti-communist forces resisting the Germans in Yugoslavia.

    Membership

    Member Director's Guild, Garrick Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Walking, reading, music.

    Connections

    • Married Anne Elizabeth Stringer, March 21, 1959. Children: David Alexander, Charlotte Elizabeth, Richard John.
    • father: Ernest Faulkner Batty
    • mother: Gladys Victoria (Wright) Batty
    • spouse: Anne Elizabeth Stringer
    • children: David Alexander Batty
    • Charlotte Elizabeth Batty
    • Richard John Batty
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    Born June 18, 1931
    Nationality
    • 1954
      The Queen's College
    • 1954 - 1956
      Feature writer, The Finance Times
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1956 - 1958
      freelance journalist United States of America
    • 1958 - 1963
      producer British Broadcasting Corporation
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1963 - 1964
      editor
    • 1964 - 1968
      executive, head factual programming ATV
    • 1964 - 1968
      associate, head factual programming ATV
    • 1968
      chief executive, Peter Batty Productions