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OM Connect with David Weir

  • What has been your most notable job since leaving Mill Hill?

Live outside broadcast director for BBC television.

  • What is your proudest achievement? 

- Making a BBC documentary in Africa about the plight of Saharawan refugees which led to Margaret Thatcher cancelling a major arms deal with Morocco.

- Setting up a Springwatch from scratch for the BBC for which my team and I received a BAFTA.

  • What is your favourite or funniest memory from your time at Mill Hill?

- Converting an old air-raid shelter next to the car park into a practice room for our school band with John Dawson, Peter Van-Hook, Nigel Warren-Thomas and Chaz Jankel (circa 1964).

- Playing with the above band at many school functions, but most memorably when we were the warm-up band for Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck when they performed in the Large (1966)

  • Who was your favourite teacher?

E.Stringer (English)

  • Are you still in touch with other OMs?

Just two, John Dawson and Michael Hailey who now lives in Australia.

  • What advice would you give to current Millhillians?

Don’t be afraid to follow your dreams regardless of what anyone else may say or think. You are at work for a very long time – it’s so much better and easier if you really enjoy it.

  • What life lesson do you carry with you from Mill Hill?

To be independent and to try to live life to the full.


Listen to David and his Mill Hill band below!



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