Peter Horrocks TV producer

Peter John Gibson Horrocks (born 28 October 1959) is Director of the BBC World Service. He was educated at the independent King's College School in Wimbledon and at Christ's College, Cambridge. Horrocks joined the BBC in October 1981 as a news trainee. He went on to work at Newsnight as an assistant producer and then producer. After time as a senior producer, intake editor and output editor on Breakfast Time, he became deputy editor of Panorama in 1988. Horrocks edited BBC television's General Election results coverage in 1992. He edited the coverage of the Budget, by-elections and local elections, as well as the 1994 European Election results and General Election results programmes in May 1997. In May 1992, Horrocks was appointed editor of BBC Two's social affairs programme, Public Eye, a position he held until he launched Here And Now, a current affairs magazine intended to capture high audience figures, in January 1994. He became editor of Newsnight in April 1994, and editor of Panorama in December 1997. Horrocks became Head of Current Affairs in June 2000.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 28th, 1959


1. Christ's College, Cambridge College

Christ's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.

Type College
2011. 59 mil. £
2009. 31 K £
St Andrew's Street, CB2 3BU - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
2011. 420
2011. 170
Local tuition
2014. 9 K £
2011. 3.38 K £
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Christ's College, Cambridge connected by profession and/or age

b. 1954., TV producer
b. 1964., Historian
b. 1964., Noble person
b. 1957., Journalist
b. 1960., Politician
b. 1955., Journalist
b. 1956., Museum director
b. 1934., Professor


Company Founded Positions
British Broadcasting Corporation
Mass media, Television Broadcasting, Broadcasting
Official site
Other people associated with British Broadcasting Corporation
TV Host
Film Director

TV programs produced

1. The Power of Nightmares

Documentary film, Historical fiction
Networks Creators Writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast
British Broadcasting Corporation
1 3
60 min.
180 min.
October 20th, 2004 November 3rd, 2004 English

Awards won

2005 British Academy Television Award for Best Factual Series

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Power of Nightmares Documentary Film
British Academy of Film and Television Arts
Lucy Kelsall
Emanuele Pasquale

1997 British Academy Television Award for Best News Coverage

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Newsnight TV News Program
British Academy of Film and Television Arts


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