Stuart Prebble started his career as a TV news reporter with BBC Newcastle. He became a producer in Manchester and editor on the World In Action series, before returning to London as Controller of ITV's Factual Programmes. Then he put on a suit to become CEO of Granada Sky Broadcasting before taking over the ill-fated ITV Digital business, and was promoted to CEO of ITV. He resigned in 2002 to return to programme-making and is now Managing Director of Liberty Bell Productions. Stuart is Executive Producer and writer of the Grumpy Old Men series for BBC2.