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Bruce Gyngell

Full Name Bruce Gyngell
Date of Birth 8th July 1929
Place of Birth Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Father Lewis Gyngell
Mother Vera Leonard
Siblings Robert
Spouse (1) Ann Barr
Date of Marriage 1957
Place of Marriage
Children Briony, Skye, David
Spouse (2) Kathryn Rowan
Date of Marriage 1986
Place of Marriage Westminster, London, England
Children Adam, Jamie
Date of Death 7th September 2000
Place of Death Lister Hospital, Chelsea, Middlesex, England

Bruce Gyngell

Bruce Gyngell - The first man to appear live on Australian television. Additional information provided by John Godson : If you want to be completely correct, the first man on Australian television was some unknown person in one of the many travel documentaries used for test transmission purposes over the month prior to official scheduled broadcasting. But the, the First Man (or Person) on Official Australian Television was none other than the undersigned. It was myself who read the Official Station Opening Announcement voice over on Sunday evening, 16 September 1956. After that, there was a short trailer type promotion about television, AND THEN Bruce Gyngell came on camera as the first person to appear live' on Official Australian Television.


Bruce Gyngell

Bruce Gyngell, former managing director of British breakfast broadcaster TV-am


Bruce Gyngell

Bruce Gyngell (centre), pictured with the late Sir David Frost (left) and Princess Anne during a TV-AM studio interview was credited with creating the 'sofa format' of breakfast television in the UK, and rescuing TV-am in the 1980s, making him Margaret Thatcher's favourite broadcasting executive when she was prime minister.

Submitted By Craig Gingell
Last Updated 19th November 2016
Reference ID 04353


England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005

Name Bruce Gyngell
Date of Registration Jul 1986
Registration district Westminster
Inferred County London
Spouse Kathryn J Rowan
Volume Number 15
Page Number 1544

United Kingdom 2000 Voters Register

Voter(s) Bruce Gyngell
Location London, England
Event Date 1 Jan 2000

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007

Name Bruce Gyngell
Birth Date 8 Jul 1929
Date of Registration Sep 2000
Age at Death 71
Registration district Westminster
Inferred County London
Register Number C50C
District and Subdistrict 2581C
Entry Number 96

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