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Born 24 March 1895, Edward G.D. Liveing enjoyed a colourful life as a soldier, author and commercial historian. Following the end of the Great War, Liveing took up position as an assistant to the military censor in Egypt, before assuming a role as editor of Discovery in 1921 and later joining the BBC. Liveing enjoyed a celebrated career with the BBC, pioneering its development in the North Region and acting as the Regional Director until his resignation from the company in 1937.