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Whataday10,123 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
This is sad news, and I can only echo others' comments rather than add anything useful.

On a presentation related note, can someone date/explain this strange OTS graphic used on the Telegraph's obit article?
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I'd date that as 2000, when the 10 launched. It was the style of OTS graphic used by BBC News at that time.
Worzel4,746 posts since 8 Jan 2008
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Very sad day. Huw's just been paying tribute to him on the News channel with Simon McCoy.

I think I can speak for everyone on here when I say that when he was in his prime at ITN and on the BBC nationals he was first class and had an authority about him that not many people could match.

RIP.
Rich Tea504 posts since 16 Apr 2017
Anglia (West) Look East
Very sad day. Huw's just been paying tribute to him on the News channel with Simon McCoy.

I think I can speak for everyone on here when I say that when he was in his prime at ITN and on the BBC nationals he was first class and had an authority about him that not many people could match.

RIP.



Peter Sissons must be unique in having presented the major news programmes for three of the four main channels - BBC1, ITV and Channel 4.
Johnr472 posts since 6 Apr 2004
2 events that I still remember clearly even today are 9/11 and Peter announcing the death of the queen mother, I was probably a bit too young back then to even notice the significance of tie colours!

Or as he wrote himself... “The beginning of the 21st century was an exciting time to read the autocue”
Capybara87 posts since 24 Jul 2018
Granada North West Today
Incredibly sad news - never watched him on TV of course but have seen and heard many great things about him.

A short recap of Peter's career by The Telegraph:


and the announcement of his death on the BBC News Channel at 12:40 this lunchtime (uploaded by TV Newsroom)


as well as a tribute by Huw Edwards on today's Afternoon Live (again by TV Newsroom)


and this bizarre clip uploaded in 2010
Aspiring continuity announcer.
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Mike W4,921 posts since 30 Apr 2006
London London
This is sad news, and I can only echo others' comments rather than add anything useful.

On a presentation related note, can someone date/explain this strange OTS graphic used on the Telegraph's obit article?
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I'd date that as 2000, when the 10 launched. It was the style of OTS graphic used by BBC News at that time.

I thought that but it's too 'orange' - it looks like it should belong on breakfast.
Oh it's such a perfect day, I'm glad I spent it with you...
Whataday10,123 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
This is sad news, and I can only echo others' comments rather than add anything useful.

On a presentation related note, can someone date/explain this strange OTS graphic used on the Telegraph's obit article?
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I'd date that as 2000, when the 10 launched. It was the style of OTS graphic used by BBC News at that time.

I thought that but it's too 'orange'


So is Peter and the rest of the set. It's just the image.
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