Non-fiction writer, biographer and television film-maker

David Hall is one of Britain’s bestselling non-fiction writers.

The biographer of Fred Dibnah, he was also Fred’s TV producer for many years, as well as a personal friend of his family, and has published a number of books celebrating his life and interests.

David’s 30 years producing and directing network television programmes include a number of years at both Yorkshire Television and the BBC, as well as making landmark documentaries for Channel 4 and the History Channel.

A lifelong Manchester United fan, one of his books chronicles life in Manchester in the aftermath of the deaths of the Busby Babes in the Munich air crash.

He is currently working on a building an unprecedented oral history archive, recording the experiences of the last people to work in Britain’s great traditional industries – the mills, the mines, the shipworks and the foundries.