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DE88681 posts since 8 Jan 2017
UTV Newsline
The last link to the earliest days of BBC Television News. And, of course, one of the finest British newscasters of all time.

RIP Richard.
"Channel 5! The channel that brings you England goals!" -- Jonathan Pearce, 31 May 1997

On hiatus from 1 January 2019. Perhaps I take the drawbacks of the written word *too* seriously.
DE88681 posts since 8 Jan 2017
UTV Newsline
One mustn't forget his strong association with classical music, either - in particular, his many years presenting the Last Night of the Proms:

"Channel 5! The channel that brings you England goals!" -- Jonathan Pearce, 31 May 1997

On hiatus from 1 January 2019. Perhaps I take the drawbacks of the written word *too* seriously.
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JamesWorldNews7,629 posts since 22 Aug 2004
STV Central BBC World
And long before Strictly and even La Rippon, was probably the first ever BBC Newsreader to dance (and cartwheel) on Television........

Comedy aside, I really liked Richard Baker’s style of presentation.

I know he wasn’t a trained “journalist”. But nevertheless, he could handle an interview with ease.

There’s no-one left from that era now.
@JamesWorldNews | Formerly BBC WORLD
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