Arthur Brittenden

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Charles Arthur Brittenden (23 October 1924 – 25 April 2015) was a British newspaper editor.

Brittenden worked as a journalist at the Yorkshire Evening Post,[1] then rose to become Assistant Editor of the Daily Express by the early 1960s. In 1966, he moved to become Editor of the Daily Mail.[2] He held the post until 1971, when the paper merged with the Daily Sketch, and he was replaced by Sketch editor David English.[3] Brittenden later moved to News International, and from 1981 to 1987, he served as its Director of Corporate Relations.[4]

He died on 25 April 2015 at the age of 90.[5]


  1. ^ Deborah Ross, "Barbara Taylor Bradford: A woman of substance", The Independent, 21 October 2006
  2. ^ David Haworth, "Editor to tell Premier why he was sacked", The Guardian, 18 December 1966
  3. ^ Bill Hagerty, Get a real editor, not a Dalek", New Statesman, 4 December 2000
  4. ^ ""Birthdays", The Times, 23 October 2007
  5. ^ Arthur Brittenden
Media offices
Preceded by
Deputy Editor of the Sunday Express
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Mike Randall
Editor of the Daily Mail
Succeeded by
David English
Preceded by
Peter Stephens
Deputy Editor of The Sun
Succeeded by