Michael Attwell

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Not to be confused with the "East Enders" actor

Michael Attwell (born 1949)[1] is a television executive.

He was born in South Africa and studied at Oxford.[2]

He was formerly a senior commissioning executive at Channel 4, the BBC, and Five. He was the chairman of BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, which awards the British Academy Awards, from 2002 to 2004. He set up MAP TV in 2011.[3]

In 1995 the Independent' included him in its List of 40 influential gay men:

"Long before he brought the high-rating Gaytime TV to BBC2, Attwell produced the UK's first series for homosexuals, Gay Life, for LWT. His commitment to commissioning an intelligent, style-flecked and thoughtful diversity of gay images is not in doubt."[4]


  1. irectory.uk-b2b-info.com/director/id/k3w_6fNlLpsMRuY6JC4PpSY2ziE/
  2. http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/trade-talk-bafta-winner/1148586.article
  3. http://www.maptv.co.uk/people.html
  4. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/moving-into-the-mainstream-1583853.html