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itsrobert5,891 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
Really sad news that Michael Nicholson has passed away. He was, of course, most famous as a reporter for ITN but his work presenting the News at 545 will not be forgotten.

To that end, I thought it would be a fitting tribute to share these small gems from the archive - original master recordings of Michael's voiceovers for the programme (voiced by Simon Bates of course): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/oju5usk91n37yd9/AACscAn5Sle4ALGVijg8u3nNa?dl=0
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uktvwatcher and Nicky gave kudos
newsman1421 posts since 21 Jan 2013
UTV Newsline
As of the time at which I'm making this comment, BBC News Online doesn't have a reference to the death of Michael Nicholson (I know that BBC News and ITN are rivals but I thought there was mutual respect between those news organisations).
Hatton Cross2,117 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Moreso sad that the death was unexpected. It occurred whilst on holiday cruise.


Has that been confirmed?

He could have been on board one of the more 'upmarket' ships as the guest speaker/on board lecturer. I know Peter Sissons and Martin Bell have regular engagements on this circuit.

Sir David Frost was on board the Queen Elizabeth for a similar speaking engagement, when he died.
ITV "Occasionally it gives us something good, but for the most part, it is pathetic and puerile". Lord Taylor, House Of Commons, 1959.
Hatton Cross2,117 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
As of the time at which I'm making this comment, BBC News Online doesn't have a reference to the death of Michael Nicholson (I know that BBC News and ITN are rivals but I thought there was mutual respect between those news organisations).


BBC Network Radio news are reporting on the news of his death - so it's on-line that don't appear to have noticed.
ITV "Occasionally it gives us something good, but for the most part, it is pathetic and puerile". Lord Taylor, House Of Commons, 1959.
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newsman1 gave kudos