Interview of Arts Council Chair Sir Peter Bazalgette : Chairing the Arts Council may seem an unlikely role for the producer of Big Brother, but he’s thrown himself into the job with enthusiasm. In fact, has he gone native? In the end, it’s not so much about the art as the words. Sir Peter Bazalgette, multi-millionaire television producer and chairman of the Arts Council of England, has enough for everyone. ‘What was it like when I came here?’ he repeats, gesturing around the Arts Council offices.