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Our Children’s Future: Does Public Service Media Matter?

John Dale

John Dale

John worked as an actor and then became a Director at the Royal Court Theatre, London responsible for young writing. He joined the BBC as a kids’ writer/director and then ITV, developing successful television formats, including ‘No 73’ Saturday morning show, before going on to write and produce mainstream award-winning adult drama. Pausing briefly to become an academic and gaining a Fellowship for his work on digital communities, he returned to the BBC to help set up the new digital channels and then went to head an innovation unit in BBC Strategy, whilst also being seconded to the Cabinet Office.

John led consultancy teams for new broadcast TV channels in Turkmenistan, Georgia and Zimbabwe. He then decided to stop being a grown-up and created Limetools Ltd., a company that uses John’s storytelling and educational experience to build behaviour change tools for areas of organisational high risk, primarily Cyber and Energy Security and Innovation Management. He lives in Bournemouth and still occasionally fire eats.



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This chapter was almost fully ‘imagined’ in a small hotel in Belgrade, Serbia, by six young people and a youth worker in late September 2007. Ana and Katia, two 13-year-old girls from the favelas in Rio de Jamaica were sat with Luka and Milos, 14-year-old boys from Borča, just outside Belgrade; and Jiera and Yash, […]

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