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Name: John Warburton  
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Date of Birth: 18th June 1903
Place of Birth: Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, UK
Profession: Actor
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John Warburton (also credited as John Hayward-Warburton) is a British television producer and director, best known for his collaborations with television producer, critic and prankster Victor Lewis-Smith.

Warburton graduated in the mid-1980s from the Tonmeister music and sound recording course at the University of Surrey. During his time at the university, he became News and Features editor for University Radio Surrey (as it then was). He went on to work for various local radio stations, specialising in music, and producing the only radio documentary tracing the story of native British gypsy music from its origins to the present day. In 1997 he began working in television, collaborating on the series Ads Infinitum (1997, for BBC Two) and the series TV Offal (1998, for Channel 4), both written by Lewis-Smith with Paul Sparks.

Recently, he and Lewis-Smith produced a documentary about the now-defunct BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Alchemists of Sound, which was broadcast on BBC Four in October 2003. The documentary Artie Shaw - Quest for Perfection, written and presented by Russell Davies and produced by Warburton was shortlisted for a Grierson Award in 2004. Another joint production with Lewis-Smith, Here's a Piano I Prepared Earlier: Experimental Music in the 1960s has been shortlisted for a 2005 Grierson Award (erroneously credited to another producer by Grierson administrators contrary to the programme's on-screen credits). Lewis-Smith and he, now credited as co-producer, editor and Tonmeister, also collaborated on BBC Two's 21st Century Bach, which featured historically-informed performances of Johann Sebastian Bach's works by organist John Scott-Whiteley, using European organs with connections to Bach. The second series is to be produced around 2005 Christmas time and the third will follow shortly.

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