Roger Bolton (producer)

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For the trade unionist, see Roger Bolton.

Roger John Bolton (born 13 November 1945, Carlisle, Cumberland) is a British television producer and radio presenter.

Early life[edit]

After attending Carlisle Grammar School and the University of Liverpool he joined the BBC as a trainee in 1967.



He has worked on television as an editor of the revived Tonight in 1978, Panorama in 1979 and Nationwide in 1981. After Nationwide's run ended in 1983 he became Head of Network Production for the BBC at its Manchester studios. After nearly two decades at the BBC he joined Thames as editor of This Week from 1986 and was promoted to be Controller of Factual Programmes in 1989. This job ended when Thames lost its franchise in 1992. After this he set up his own eponymous production company in 1993, and co-founded the Flame Group with Barbara Altounyan in 2001.[citation needed]


As a radio presenter on BBC Radio 4, he is chiefly known for his work on Feedback, and Sunday which he regularly presented from 1998 until January 2010. He has also worked for Channel Four, fronting the series Right to Reply for the last six years of its run.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

He married Julia Helen McLaren in July 1987 in Hammersmith. They have two daughters and live in Little Gaddesden.[1]


  1. ^ The Gaddesden Society | The Society Retrieved 2016-10-27.