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Ad van Liempt

The Netherlands

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He worked for the NOS for many years, created the popular television programme Andere Tijden and has a special interest in the Second World War. Ad van Liempt (1949) began his career as a journalist. He was then involved in producing a variety of programmes for NOS before he switched from making current affairs programmes to history programmes in 2000. At the same time, Van Liempt began writing books, in which (war) history usually played the central role. He received the Zilveren Nipkowschijf (Silver Nipkow Disc) and a Gouden Beeld (Golden Statue) for Andere Tijden. Van Liempt was then awarded the Beeld en Geluid Award and the Ere Zilveren Nipkowschijf for his entire television oeuvre.