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cityprod2,110 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
Peter Sissons was one of the newscasters alongside Leonard Parkin on the News at One on ITV. In 1982, he also became the lead newscaster on Channel 4 News. He co-anchored ITV's General Election coverage in 1983 & 1987.

In 1989, he left ITN and went to the BBC, where he presented Question Time until 1993. He also co-anchored the BBC's General Election coverage in 1992. He was one the main anchors on the Nine O'Clock News, and then later the Ten O'Clock News, until 2003. He then presented weekend afternoons on News 24, and News 24 Sunday during the summer break of Andrew Marr's programme. He retired in 2009.

R.I.P. Peter Sissons.
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BFGArmy743 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Sad news. For me growing up Peter Sissons was the news - you knew when he appeared barking the headlines at you that it was time to pay attention.
He may not have been suited to the rolling news era but there's no denying he was a titan of TV news.
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RDJ2,979 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
Him and Michael Buerk were the mighties of the Nine O’ Clock News through the 90’s.

Indeed Peter was there through Diana’s death, the Millenium, 9/11 and the death of the Queen Mother.

A sad loss.
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January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006
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