Ex-Twenty Twenty Television director drums up support as indie besmirches his management style in run-up to Spring court case
Former Twenty Twenty Television director Paul Woolwich is understood to be canvassing support from former colleagues as he prepares for a court case in the spring following his departure from the indie earlier this year, writes Penny Hughes

A letter purporting to have been written by Woolwich has been forwarded to Broadcast and throws new light on the possible reasons for Woolwich's departure. It asks those who worked with Woolwich at Twenty Twenty to contact him with comments on his management style and professional relationships.

Twenty Twenty is understood to have made a series of allegations about the way Woolwich managed and related to other staff. Woolwich contests the allegations as untrue and is seeking to clear his name and reputation.

Woolwich refused to comment, stating that the matter was in the hands of his lawyers, Harbottle & Lewis. A representative of the legal firm also declined to comment. No Twenty Twenty directors were available for comment.

Earlier this month it emerged that Woolwich is suing Twenty Twenty directors Peter Casely-Hayford, Claudia Milne and David Whittaker at the High Court for wrongful dismissal (Broadcast, 7.12.01). No date has yet been set for the hearing.