The Life & Times of a Canadian & British Television Icon

Inventor, creator, producer, writer, television personality, emcee, celebrity: Roy Ward Dickson was all of these. He was also a self-made man with wide-ranging interests and many hobbies. Roy travelled from Britain to Canada to work as a farm labourer at the tender age of 15. Before his career in radio and television, he attended the Manitoba Agricultural College, and worked as a college math teacher, private school teacher, curator, abbatoir chemist, ad man, and so much more. Roy's colourful autobiography documents the parade of jobs that preceded his career in broadcasting, and our brief biography here offers a look at the life of this pre-eminent Canadian radio and television personality. Click Hobbies to find out if Roy shared a hobby that you enjoy.