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Richard Baker has died

Veteran BBC Newsreader was 93 (November 2018)

HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
"Lemon Curry?"
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Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
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NicB1971 Central (West) Midlands Today
Sad to think that only Michael Aspel from Ally Pally and Richard Whitmore from the early 70s survive. It was always reassuring to see Richard on the tv and he seemed such great fun on other shows such as Basil Brush, Star Turn and Morecambe & Wise.
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Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I remember it was Baker and Richard Whitmore who read the news when I was a kid. For some unknown reason Whitmore scared the hell out of me!
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Rolling News Recently warned Central (East) East Midlands Today
I remember it was Baker and Richard Whitmore who read the news when I was a kid. For some unknown reason Whitmore scared the hell out of me!

Probably not as much as Peter Sissons used to scare me when I was a kid.
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DE88 UTV Newsline
I was scared of Martyn Lewis - except on Today's the Day. Wink

Anyway, back on topic - here's Richard presenting the Nine O'Clock News alongside Kenneth Kendall on Friday 11 October 1974, during that wonderful period with the keyed-in newsroom and nameplates on the desks:

"What is two plus two?" "Rather more than three." "Yes, but can you be more specific?" "The Belgians."

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