Ray Fitzwalter obituary

Investigative journalist and editor of Granada TV’s World in Action for 17 years

Ray Fitzwalter, who has died aged 72 of cancer, was one of the outstanding investigative journalists of his era. In the late 1960s, as a young reporter on the Bradford Telegraph & Argus, he was the first to take an interest in the activities of an obscure Yorkshire architect named John Poulson, triggering what became a national scandal that ended the political career of the former Tory chancellor and home secretary Reginald Maudling.

In 1970 Fitzwalter joined Granada Television’s flagship documentary programme, World in Action, where he helped to make a series of hard-hitting documentaries on a wide range of issues including corruption in business and local government, as well as an hour-long special on the 1971 slaughter in East Pakistan which led to the birth of Bangladesh. In 1976 he became editor of World in Action, over which he presided for the next 17 years,
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