Peter Bazalgette (62-71) has been knighted in the New Years Honours for services to broadcasting. Having begun his career at the BBC in the late 1970s, where he created BBC2’s Food and Drink programme, Sir Peter went on to establish his own production company, Bazal, which created many popular television programmes, including Ready Steady Cook, Ground Force and Changing Rooms. Between 1998 and 2007 he worked at production company Endemol, first as Creative Director and later as Chairman of Endemol UK, as well as Chief Creative Officer of Endemol Group. Since 2009 Sir Peter has served as Chairman of Sony Music Television and Sony Pictures TV. He is a Fellow of BAFTA and the Royal Television Society, a non-executive director of YouGov and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, and he has also written several books on the topics of cuisine, health and the broadcasting industry.