Bill Heine was for many years a stalwart of BBC Radio Oxford where his controversial style and his incisive wit were his hallmark. He has also been a columnist fot he “Oxford Mail” – and when he was diagnosed with cancer, he recorded his progress and set backs in weekly columns
Born in the US, Heine has lived in Oxford since studying for a postgraduate degree atBalliol Collegein the late 1960s. In the 1970s and 1980s, he ran both thePenultimate Picture Palace cinema in East Oxford and the Moulin Rouge Cinema (which he later renamed Not The Moulin Rouge) inHeadington.
He employed the sculptorJohn Buckleyto design a giant pair of hands to adorn the former, and a giant pair of legs for the latter.