Former BBC chief Wenham dies

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Broadcaster Brian Wenham, (left) who as BBC2 controller nurtured Not The Nine O'Clock News, snooker and opera coverage, has died, it was disclosed yesterday. The former BBC TV director of programmes and BBC Radio managing director died suddenly in London on Thursday night. He was 60.

"He will be greatly missed," said BBC Broadcast chief executive Will Wyatt.

Wenham was BBC2's controller from 1978 to 1983 and had a distinguished broadcasting career at both ITN and BBC. He leaves a wife, Elizabeth, and two daughters.