This Life: Sky-high in telly land

STUART Murphy was raised in Yeadon and Rawdon, attending St Peter and Paul's Primary School and then St Mary's School in Menston, where his parents still live.

After leaving Cambridge University he joined the BBC and went on to become director of programming for BBC Three, where he commissioned hit shows such as Little Britain, Gavin and Stacey, The Mighty Boosh and Torchwood.

Since joining Sky, the 39-year-old has been responsible for bringing Ricky Gervais' An Idiot Abroad to Sky One as well as unleashing Pineapple Dance Studios and its star Louie Spence on an unsuspecting public.


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