Cumbrian broadcaster dies
Last updated at 16:31, Monday, 18 February 2013
DEREK Batey, the Cumbrian broadcaster known across the world for his classic TV show Mr and Mrs has died.
The broadcaster, who was 84, began his career with ITV Border at Durranhill in Carlisle and became a household name after creating the hit show.
Mr Batey became ill while on holiday in the United States and after returning to his home in Blackpool with his wife Edith, 89, he passed away in a hospice on Sunday. His death was confirmed yesterday.
Mr and Mrs had its heyday in the 1970s and developed a cult following, pitting married couples against each other in a gentle quiz show.
Mr Batey owned the rights to the show, and retained control over versions of it produced around the world.
Phillip Schofield presents the modern celebrity version of the show, which still airs on ITV.
Batey’s success was rewarded with Border TV when he joined the broadcaster’s board of directors in 1978.
First published at 16:26, Monday, 18 February 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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