Promax UK
 
 
 
British and Irish TV talent
Children's Presenters
If you're not included on these pages and feel that you should be, or if you'd like to make an amendment to an existing profile, click here to update us. Many presenters contact us every month, updating us on their career to date. Profile updates appear on the site within hours. Please do keep the information coming and help us maintain the most comprehensive reference of its kind.

Born in Dublin, Eamonn Andrews began sports commentating for Radio Éireann in 1939 and subsequently worked on various programmes for BBC Radio, including 'Sports Report' between 1950 and 1962.

On television he hosted the BBC's parlour game 'What's My Line?' (1951 - 1963), 'Crackerjack' (1955 - 1964), ABC Television's 'World Of Sport' (1965 - 1968) and 'This is Your Life' until his death in 1987.

He joined Thames Television from ABC in 1968 and was the first anchor of its nightly news magazine programme 'Today' until 1977. At the same time, he was active as a chat show host and children's programmes presenter, as well as being a keen businessman.
Image courtesy of Paul R Jackson.

Craig Austin combines roles as a broadcaster, writer and producer. He started his media career in radio and moved on to television, dipping his toes in ink along the way.

Craig is from Uddingston, on the outskirts of Glasgow, and is the youngest of four boys. He started a career in medical laboratory sciences but after three years he returned to student life to study media. He does miss the white coat though!

It was during his final year as a student that he got his first professional broadcasting gigs, writing and presenting travel and traffic reports on a number of Scotland's radio stations, as well as doing commercial voice-overs. A short spell hosting his own shows on Radio Tay in Dundee followed, before Craig found himself in Carlisle, working as an announcer, presenter and producer for Border Television.

Over the course of eight years as an announcer there, Craig presented in excess of 5,000 Border News bulletins, 1,000 'Border Birthdays' slots, and 20,000 in/out-of-vision continuity spots. He also got to host a range of children’s and entertainment specials, including the 'Hogmanay' shows and his own magazine series, 'CU4'. He was also co-responsible for the station’s on screen image.

Whilst there, he continued with a number of freelance presenting engagements including at Radio Clyde 1 in Glasgow and corporate video work for Norwich Union and Bank of Scotland; and he also syndicated a weekly youth entertainment and information column for youngsters, to nine newspaper titles in Scotland, the north of England and the Isle of Man.

Craig has even had a brief foray into the world of pop music working with BMG Records, Louis Walsh and Ronan Keating, as creative consultant to 'The Carter Twins' a young and talented Dublin pop act who were being groomed for Eurovision stardom. Or so they all hoped!

Craig has extensive behind-the-scenes experience as an on air producer and consultant and his skills have been utilised by broadcasters such as ITV, BBC, UKTV and RTÉ.

Since 2003, Craig has returned to performing, as a busy voice-over artist and out-of-vision announcer for Scottish TV, Grampian TV and the UKTV network and as a presenter of Film24 on Life24.

Craig has also been developing his skills as a screenwriter and has completed two feature film scripts.

Breakdown of Craig's career to date:

1987 - 1988: traffic and travel presenter for 'AA Roadwatch' and 'Flightwatch' on Radio Clyde, Radio Forth, Radio Tay, West Sound Radio, NorthSound Radio and BBC Radio Scotland.

1987 - 1997: freelance presenter and writer including: Radio Clyde 1 in Glasgow; Radio Tay in Dundee; Radio Borders in Galashiels; 'Pick Of The Week' for Yorkshire TV. Syndicated a weekly newspaper feature for young people, to nine titles in Scotland and the North of England. Also, corporate video presenting.

1988 - 1997: announcer/presenter/producer, Border TV. Craig presented in excess of 5,000 news bulletins, 1,000 children’s programmes, and 20,000 in/out-of-vision continuity spots.

1995 - 1997: editor, presentation and promotions, Border TV.

1997: head of presentation, UK Gold.

1998: producer/consultant, ITV 2. Set up the in-vision continuity for the channel launch.

1998 - 1999: producer/consultant, RTÉ, Dublin. Project manager for the on air rebranding and relaunch of RTÉ Network 2.

2000 - 2003: network presentation manager, ITV Network. Responsible to David Liddiment, director of channels, with the remit of refreshing ITV 1's junction and presentation management. Also involved in the implementation of the initial rebranding to ITV 1 and was responsible for creating the Network Continuity Unit which was to commission and schedule all on air presentation devices, as well as to supply announcers with detailed marketing and programme information.

At ITV, Craig also introduced the then radical presentation techniques of end credit promotions, standardised credits, ‘next’ captions. ‘next time’ and ‘previously’ teasers within programmes, ad break promotion opticals, and ‘countdown/after’ trailers, all of which are now standard practice on many UK television channels.

2003 - 2006: writer: creator of various TV and film drama projects, currently seeking development interest.

1995 - 2006: presenter for Halifax and Bank of Scotland corporate videos.

2003 - 2004: continuity announcer, Scottish TV and Grampian TV.

2004 - 2005: creative producer, BBC Broadcast. Contracted to set up a new 45 strong continuity department with writing hub for the UKTV network.

2005 - 2006: continuity announcer: UKTV Drama, UKTV History, UKTV Documentary, UKTV Style Gardens and UKTV Food.

2006: presenter for Film24, broadcasting daily on Life24. Shows include 'Film Xtra', 'Star Talk' and 'Scene:Out'.

2007: announcer/director at BBC Scotland for BBC One and BBC Two. A six month assignment as part of the migration project moving the headquarters in Queen Margaret Drive to a new site at Pacific Quay. This allowed existing staff to drop out of the rota to receive training on the new technology that will be used at Pacific Quay.

Presenter/producer/director with Film24, based at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.

Website 
Síle is a TG 4 announcer and weather presenter. She previously presented continuity links for TG 4's teenage strand - 'Síle' - from 2005 to 2009.

One of the original trio of BBC TV in-vision announcers at Alexandra Palace appearing from 1936 to 1939. She famously re-opened the television service in 1946 after the end of the Second World War. She returned briefly in the summer of 1952.

Jasmine was also a presenter of BBC children's TV's 'For Deaf Children', 1952 to 1954 and in 1957. She suffered a stroke in 1980 and died on 21 July 1991.
Image courtesy of Paul R Jackson.

Ana graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 1997, with a BA Hons in broadcast journalism. She spent three years with Children's BBC (1998 - 2001), presenting the links between the programmes. She then moved to a reporting job with BBC Three's 'Liquid News' and also became a radio presenter with LBC.

Since 2005, Ana has been presenting for Sky News.

Steve's first broadcasting gig was as a presenter on The Children's Channel. His desire to enter journalism took him to cable TV and a role as a news presenter. Presenting jobs at Chelsea and Manchester United football club TV channels followed.

His big break came when he got a position as a presenter on Sky News and Sky Sports News.

In January 2002, he became a sports presenter on BBC 'Midlands Today'. By 2004, he had moved to present the news on 'Central News' (East).

(OBE). John joined the BBC in Newcastle working in local radio and television
and later moved to BBC Bristol where he presented a children's magazine series, 'Search' from 1971 until 1972.

In April 1972 he began his 17 year association with the children's news programme that bore his name - 'John Craven's Newsround'. From 1986 - 1989 he was also the programme's editor and made regular appearances on the news desk on Saturday mornings on 'Multi-Coloured Swap Shop' and 'Saturday Superstore'.

John left 'Newsround' in 1989 to present the countryside news programme 'Countryfile'. He was awarded the OBE in 2000 for services to rural and children's broadcasting.
Image courtesy of Paul R Jackson.

Veteran South of England broadcast legend with plenty of exposure to the national ITV network. Fred started out as a sports reporter and presenter on Southern, and filled the same role on TVS until he replaced Khalid Aziz as the main anchor on the South edition of 'Coast To Coast'. He was retained by Meridian, and still presents 'Meridian Tonight' to this day.

During his time with the three stations, Fred has presented several networked programmes, including wrestling for ITV Sport, 'Gambit' (Anglia), 'How' (Southern/TVS) and 'Vintage Quiz' (TVS). He also used to stand in for Dickie Davies on 'World Of Sport'.

Fred has also written a book about the Kray twins - they approached him to author it after watching him on the box and deciding that they liked the cut of his gib. Fred presented the final programme on TVS, 'Goodbye To All That' and has fronted several specials for successors, Meridian.

Jane started out as 'Pippa Horn', the travel and breakfast co-presenter at Red Dragon FM in Cardiff. Whilst working on the breakfast show she was approached by HTV Wales to present 'Time Out', a holiday programme based in Wales. She then went on to present her own drivetime show at Medway FM in Kent, which also involved producing features and organising competitions and roadshows.

In 1998, Jane started work at Metro Networks presenting travel reports for the Chris Evans breakfast show on Virgin FM and she also landed a job on the continuity sofa at ITV 2.

In May 2000, she started working for 'Earth and Space' at NOW - a pioneering convergence channel broadcasting to Asia and worldwide on the web. The work involved anchoring live science programmes, interviewing guest scientists, writing web pages and occasionally working on location for special reports.

During 2001, Jane worked in Holland and Athens for five weeks at a time directing and presenting travel programmes for a new broadband/linear channel called "Viewing 4 Leisure".

In 2002, she worked with Ant and Dec on ITV 1 as a regional presenter on 'Record of the Year'.

In 2004, Jane filmed kids show 'X-perimental' for BBC One. Working as the science reporter, it was Jane's responsibility to get the science across in an unpatronising, no-nonsense, yet easily understood manner.

Also in 2004, Jane worked as a studio/location presenter for TV Travel Shop, which involved a shoot in America filming 'Go Florida'.

Jane is currently working as a freelance presenter for Price-drop.tv, where she has to talk and sell non-stop for three hours at a time. She can also be heard on Five and Challenge, where she works as a continuity announcer. She is also a children's presenter for British Forces TV.

Website 
Dylan joined RTÉ in September 2009 as a music contributor on 'Two Tube' and has presented the show since January 2010. He also runs an independent record label called Hide Away Records and is the founder of Exchange Dublin, the first entirely volunteer-run collective arts centre in Ireland. Haskins has been involved in the arts in Ireland since the age of 15 and is a board member of Project Arts Centre.

When Dylan last spoke to us (March 2010), he was studying History of Art and Architecture and Classical Civilisation at Trinity College Dublin.

One of the post-War trio of BBC TV in-vision announcers appearing from 1946 to 1956. Became one of Granada's first announcers and presenters. On its first night of broadcasting, Granada paid tribute to the BBC, and it is fitting that a well-known BBC announcer was with Granada for its opening celebrations. The occasion merited the front page of the TV Times.

Hobley was a presenter of BBC TV's 'For Deaf Children' between 1953 and 1955, and 'It's A Knockout' in 1966. He re-appeared in November 1986 as an in-vision announcer on BBC Two, to celebrate TV50, the 50th anniversary of BBC Television. McDonald Hobley died on 30 July 1987.
Image courtesy of Paul R Jackson.

Grampian TV announcer and BBC TV in-vision announcer in the mid-1960s; presenter, BBC children's TV 'Junior Points Of View', 1963 - 1964.
Image courtesy of Paul R Jackson.

Loveable puppet lighthouse keeper and his seagull sidekick who read out children's birthday greetings on ITV 1 Westcountry.
Joined the RTÉ Network 2 announcing team in late-1997. Moved on to front Children's TV junctions - on 'Den 2' - in 1998.
BBC Radio Home Service/Third announcer in 1942 and 1957. One of the post-War trio of BBC TV in-vision announcers appearing from 1947 to 1958. Presenter, BBC TV's 'Picture Parade' in 1950. She also appeared on BBC children's TV - she was commentator on the 'Children's Newsreel' in the early-1950s and a presenter of 'Monday Magazine' in 1955 and 'For Deaf Children' in 1956. She returned to the BBC as an in-vision announcer in November 1986 to celebrate TV50, the 50th anniversary of BBC Television, on BBC Two.
Image courtesy of Paul R Jackson.

Jill was the regular presenter of five minute tots' TV slot, 'Look And See' - good solid Saturday morning Westward fare.
Paul was one of the regular presenters and reporters on the BBC's 'Newsround' programme in the 1980s.

He later presented the children's programme 'Stopwatch'. He gave up presenting to become a TV executive in independent television.
Image courtesy of Paul R Jackson.

(Later Adrienne Catherwood). One of the original announcing team at Ulster Television, Adrienne was an announcer and news reader at the station from 1959 to 1969. She also presented the station's version of 'The Romper Room', from 1964 to 1969 as 'Miss Adrienne'.

Adrienne was awarded an MBE in 2004 for her work with the charity Action Medical Research. She is the mother of journalist Andrea Catherwood.

BBC TV in-vision announcer, 1955 to 1960. Later worked for BBC children's TV: presenter 'For Deaf Children', 1956; 'Studio E', 1957 to 1958; 'Focus', 1958 to 1960; 'Picture Book', 1963 to 1965; and narrator, 'Andy Pandy', 1970. She became a teacher, spending 15 years at Roedean School and then in Broadstairs, Kent.
Image courtesy of Paul R Jackson.

Rose was educated at The Mount School in York and The City and East London College, where she studied Dispensing Optics. In 1977, she joined Ulster Television as a children's TV presenter. She later became a news presenter and announcer at the station, as well as co-presenting the weekly 'Sportscast' programme, alongside Jackie Fullerton.

In 1985, Rose moved to BBC Northern Ireland, as a news presenter. For eighteen years, she co-presented the early evening TV news programme there, 'Inside Ulster' (later 'Newsline'). She also devised, wrote and presented three medical documentaries for the region.

During her TV career, Rose has presented on all of the daily BBC TV news bulletins, co-presented 'Children In Need', fronted various light-hearted documentaries and co-hosted 'Making A Difference' with Eamonn Holmes and Patrick Kielty. Rose also presented her own daily afternoon chat show on BBC Radio Ulster for four/five years.

For a three-year period, Rose was the youngest news reader in the UK; she is one of the longest-serving news presenters in Britain and Northern Ireland.

Rose is married to Ivan Wilson, who was a senior manager with the BBC. She has two sons from a previous marriage. Hobbies: ski-ing (snow and water); sailing; riding; travelling.

Rose left the BBC in 2008, making her final on-air appearance on a breakfast 'Newsline' bulletin in August. In June 2009, she returned to UTV as a relief news presenter.

John is a former 'Blue Peter' presenter.
Image courtesy of Paul R Jackson.

Rhodri began his presenting career with S4C, working on all sorts of programmes: weekly magazine show 'Uned 5'; children's TV presentation; special events programmes. After six years with S4C, he moved to CBBC in London, where he presented the children's consumer show 'Short Change'. He also went on to front the BBC Wales consumer programme 'X-Ray'.

Rhodri has also presented a number of other BBC programmes: '4x4'; 'Liquid Assets'; 'Holiday'; 'Hard Cash'; 'Britain's Dream Homes'. He also worked on ITV's 'Wish You Were Here' for three years.

Rhodri is married to fellow TV presenter, Lucy Owen.

A former musical actress, Peters joined the BBC in 1947 after answering a newspaper advertisement for a continuity announcer and was one of the post-War trio of announcers who stayed until 1958. She was also a presenter of BBC TV's 'Come Dancing' in 1954 and between 1958 and 1958. She also fronted BBC children's TV's 'For Deaf Children' in 1956.

Retired and later ran a dress shop in Wimbledon but came out of retirement to work as a presenter on the Channel 4 series 'Years Ahead'. She also re-appeared in November 1986 as an in-vision announcer on BBC Two to celebrate TV50, the 50th anniversary of BBC Television.

One of her most notable achievements, however, was when she worked to coach HM The Queen in broadcasting skills to make the Queen's Christmas broadcasts.
Image courtesy of Paul R Jackson.

Charles was a continuity announcer and news presenter at Channel Television. He also presented the in-vision children's links, with Oscar the Puffin (1988 - 1989).

Charles is now a Jersey lawyer, working in-house for a plc. He was educated at Middlesex University and College of Law London. He is a former member of the National Youth Music Theatre.

BBC TV national continuity announcer from 1963 to 1965 who also announced at Tyne Tees Television from 1959 to 1960. Valerie also interviewed for regional news magazine 'North East Roundabout'. She left the programme in 1960 to marry James Sargent who was stage manager of the Sadler's Wells Opera Company.

Much later, she married the famous conductor Sir Georg Solti. She was also a presenter on BBC regional TV's 'Town And Around' and 'South Today' in 1964; presenter, BBC TV's 'Play School', 1965 to 1969, and a panellist on BBC TV's 'Face The Music' between 1975 and 1984.

She returned in November 1986 as an in-vision announcer on BBC Two to celebrate TV50, the 50th anniversary of BBC Television.
Image courtesy of Paul R Jackson.

ITV's longest serving station mascot/birthday greetings related puppet. Oscar Grosnez Corbiere Claude Puffin was born on the tiny island of Burhou, so legend has it, and shortly afterwards shot to stardom on Channel Television, where he has hosted Puffin's Pla(i)ce since the station first started broadcasting in 1962.

Puffin gets a huge sack full of mail each week, and his spot has moved with the times over the years, from relatively motionless sidekick to the duty announcer in the early days to the undoubted star of today's show.

Dara presents 'Two Tube' on RTÉ Two. When he's not on TV he sings with Dublin rock-pop trio Fox Avenue. In 2009, the band toured with UK pop rock group Elliot Minor and US acoustic rock band Carolina Liar. Dara also presents the 'Lock In' on SPIN 1038.
Angela started her journalistic career in newspapers in Devon and later became an established TV reporter/presenter with BBC Plymouth's 'Spotlight' programme (1966 - 1969). She also presented on BBC 'Points West' (dates TBC).

Westward headhunted her to edit and present its new women's interest programming. She edited a new programme for women, 'Open House', and also produced some children's programming, including 'Young Eyes', which gave fellow WTV presenter David Rodgers his big break on TV.

Angela was also seconded to report and present for 'Westward Diary' and stayed with the company for four years before leaving to pursue a high profile national broadcasting career.

She moved to London and joined BBC TV as a home reporter, 1973 - 1975, then moved into newsreading from August 1974 until January 1981. Presenter BBC TV's 'The Antiques Roadshow', 1980 - 1981. She helped set up TV-am as one of the original "Famous Five", but left after a bitter boardroom battle shortly after the company started in 1983.

Afterwards she worked for a while in America and returned to the UK to present a wide range of programmes, including quiz shows and holiday programmes. From 1988 - 1991 she presented the long running 'Come Dancing' series and more recently has reported for the BBC TV's 'Watchdog Healthcheck'. She also presents the breakfast programme on LBC radio in London. And who could ever forget that famous dancing sketch on the 'Morecambe And Wise Christmas Show' in the late-1970s?
Image courtesy of Paul R Jackson.

Phillip and his family had migrated to New Zealand when he was 17. It was there that his TV career began - he presented a children's music programme - Shazam! After a few years, Phillip returned to the UK and joined the BBC.

He brought in-vision continuity back to BBC TV from 9 September 1985 when he became the new face linking children's programmes on weekday afternoons. He fronted the junctions from the BBC One continuity suite and would also introduce the first programme after the children's segment over the BBC One symbol of the time. From 1986 until 1991, Phillip also presented the kids' TV feedback programme, 'Take Two'.

In summer 1987, Phillip gave up his job as link man to take on a presenting role on the new BBC One Saturday morning kids' show, 'Going Live!'. His co-host on the show was Sarah Greene. He remained with the programme until 1992. From 1988 until 1992, Phillip also presented a number of shows for BBC Radio 1, including some of the Summer Roadshows.

In the 1990s, he took on a number of projects for ITV - holiday shows, documentaries and quizzes. He's probably best remembered for 'Talking Telephone Numbers'.

In 1992, he moved into theatre, taking the lead role in Joseph And The Technicolor Dreamcoat. Again in 1998, another lead part followed in Doctor Dolittle.

2001 brought Phillip back to the BBC, where he presented the National Lottery quiz, 'Winning Lines'. He remained as presenter until the programme's final run in Autumn 2004. In 2002, he became the new regular co-host of ITV's 'This Morning', with Fern Briton.

Phillip's latest TV project was as host of ITV reality show, 'Dancing On Ice', in February 2006, where celebrities were partnered with professional skaters to perform dance routines on ice before a panel of judges.
Image courtesy of The Broom Cupboard.

After a period presenting entertainment and children's programmes, Liz joined S4C's in-vision continuity team in the mid-1980s. Continued announcing out-of-vision from 1991 onwards, migrating for a while to HTV Wales presentation. Now also undertakes weather presenting duties.
Síle's broadcasting career began in September 1998 when she joined Galway-based Irish language channel TG 4 as a presenter/researcher on movie show 'Hollywood Anocht'. She remained with the programme until the following Spring. In autumn 1999, Síle became a regular in-vision announcer and weather presenter at the station.

In August 2001 she took up a position as presenter on 'Cula 4' - TG 4's children's strand - fronting the live links between the programmes. She remained in that role until May 2003.

In 2004, Síle moved into radio, first with Beat 102-103 (February 2004 - December 2004) and then moving to Today FM. From 2008 to 2009, she presented 'Seoige', an RTÉ afternoon magazine series, with her elder sister Gráinne.

Síle has been involved with various RTÉ television projects, including: 'Up for the Match' (reporter/presenter, RTÉ One, September 2004 and 2005); 'Seachtain' - a weekly bi-lingual programme (reporter, RTÉ One, October 2004 - October 2005); 'You're a Star' (presenter, series four, RTÉ One, autumn 2005); 'Coisceim' (presenter, RTÉ One, January 2005); 'St Patrick's Day Parade' (co-presenter, RTÉ One, March 2005 and 2006).

She has made guest appearances on various television shows: 'The Panel' (2004, RTÉ Two); 'The Podge and Rodge Show' (2006, RTÉ Two); 'Tubridy Tonight' (2004 and 2005, RTÉ One).

Southern Television (1976 - 1981) and TVS political reporter/editor, who went on to present the TVS weekly politics programme, 'Agenda'. After TVS lost its contract, Brian remained in the press gallery of the House of Commons, where he is still based today, covering politics. He now reports for the Capital Radio Network, covering radio stations mainly in the South and South East of England. They include Invicta Radio, Southern FM, and Ocean FM, among others.

Before joining Southern, Brian worked for Tyne Tees TV, where he first presented a weekly studio discussion called 'Youth Puts The Question'. He then moved on to front a half hour weekly children's programme, 'Three Rivers Club', with Australian presenter Don Spencer, who wrote and recorded the opening title music for the popular Fireball XL5 children's programme.

During the late-1960s, Brian covered politics for, and often presented, the nightly news magazine programme 'North East Roundabout' with co-hosts Roddy Griffiths and Charlotte Allan. He also chaired the weekly political programme, 'Front Page Debate' for TTTV.
Image courtesy of Paul R Jackson.

Valerie is a former actress, who began her television career as a BBC TV in-vision announcer in early-1962. She auditioned for 'Blue Peter' in April 1962 and became one of the best known and longest serving presenters from September 1962 until May 1973, although she continued to appear occasionally in the studio until December 1974 and on film until May 1976.

She still pops up for special anniversaries proudly wearing her gold badge! She has also presented: 'Blue Peter Royal Safari', 1971; 'Blue Peter Special Assignment', 1973 - 1976 and in 1981; 'Val Meets The VIPs',1973; 'All Star Record Breakers', 1974/1975.

She moved to adult TV as presenter on 'Nationwide' in 1977 and 1978. She presented 'Consumer Desk' from 1973 until 1975; 'Tonight', 1978 - 1979; 'The Money Programme', 1980 - 1988. She was a BBC Radio 4 presenter, 'PM', 1981 - 1992.

Valerie is now a travel writer.
Image courtesy of Paul R Jackson.

Chris Tarrant joined ATV as a junior news reporter in the early-1970s, but says that he soon discovered that hard news was not his cup of tea. Instead, he took on the mantle of action man for 'ATV Today' and got involved in a hands-on way with scores of wacky stories. He specialised in light-hearted and 'zany' items with fellow ATV partner in crime John Swallow and together managed to hunt down a huge number of the Midlands' eccentrics for the entertainment of ATV viewers.

This slapstick approach to news prepared him well for one of his best remembered television roles, as presenter of ATV's Saturday morning kids' show 'Tiswas', which, at first, ran for several years in the Midlands region before being nationally networked in the late-1970s and early-1980s. Chris and his team went on to produce an 'adult' version of the programme for ATV's successors, Central Television, but the programme was panned by the critics and failed to attract sufficient viewers, leading to it being dropped from the schedules.

For ATV, Chris also narrated the respected schools' programme, 'Stop, Look, Listen' in the 1970s.

He went on to become Britain's highest earning radio DJ on London's Capital Radio, and also a presenter of TV-am's 'Good Morning Britain', hosting the summer roadshows. Chris presented several national programmes for ITV, including 'Tarrant On TV' before finding his niche as host of the extremely popular 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'.
Image courtesy of Paul R Jackson.

Presenter of Anglia Television's main children's programme, 'Romper Room'. Rosalyn Thompson originally trained as a Norland Nurse. In 1964 she successfully auditioned for the job of presenter of 'Romper Room' and to thousands of children and their parents became known as 'Miss Rosalyn'.

Romper Room - aimed at 4 - 7-year-olds - used the format of a kindergarten which included children being in the studio with Miss Rosalyn. Children watching at home were encouraged to join in the activities, including songs with actions, Mr Do Bee and the Magic Mirror through which Miss Rosalyn could see and name those watching at home. Miss Rosalyn presented the programme from 1964 - 1976. After Miss Rosalyn left, 'Romper Room' continued for less than a year.
Image courtesy of Paul R Jackson.

Former actor and original male presenter on 'Blue Peter' (1958 - 1967). Christopher left the programme to join BBC 'Look East' as a presenter during the late-1960s and early-1970s. He appeared on Blue Peter's 20th anniversary programme to launch a new Endeavour Award. He died in September 1992.
Image courtesy of Paul R Jackson.

Sarah was a BBC TV announcer from 1965 until 1966. She was also a presenter on BBC TV's 'Junior Points Of View', 1964 - 1967 and 1970.
Laura joined RTÉ in March 2000, working as an announcer on both RTÉ TV channels, although primarily on RTÉ Network 2. In Autumn 2002, she started into a new presenting role on the newly launched youth strand 'ID Two' on RTÉ Two. Since January 2006, Laura has also been presenting RTÉ One's popular lottery game show, 'Winning Streak'.