Peter Goodchild CChem FRSC (born 18 August 1939) is a former BBC television editor, who notably edited Horizon and who initiated the popular 1980s BBC science series Q.E.D..
Peter Robert Edward Goodchild
|Born||18 August 1939|
|Alma mater||St John's College, Oxford|
|Occupation||Television editor, producer and executive|
|Known for||Horizon, Q.E.D., Screen One, Screen Two, Screenplay|
He studied at St John's College, Oxford.. Before Oxford, he was a student at Aldenham, located near Elstree, Herts.
He joined the BBC's Horizon, becoming a producer from 1965-69. From 1969-76 he was Editor of Horizon, at the time the series was much in its heyday and essential viewing for many people. Under him, it won a BAFTA award (British Academy Television Awards) in 1972 and 1974 for Best Factual Series.
He was executive producer of the BAFTA Award winning series Marie Curie (1977) and Oppenheimer (1980).
From 1980-84 he was BBC Television's Head of Science & Features; in this position he created QED. From 1984-89 he branched out, away from science, becoming BBC Television's Head of Plays; in this position, he created Screen One, Screen Two and Screenplay. From 1989-94 he was an executive producer in the BBC Film department.
|| Editor: Horizon
|| BBC TV: Head of Science and Features
|| BBC TV: Head of Plays