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Krishnan's first broadcasting experience came in 1988, when he became presenter of the BBC's youth discussion programme, 'Open To Question'. During the next ten years with the Corporation, Krishnan presented and reported for 'Newsround' and also anchored 'Newsnight'.

In 1998, he moved across to 'Channel 4 News' where he is a regular presenter and reporter. Krishnan has also been involved with many Channel 4 programmes, including 'Think TV' and 'The Autopsy'.

(OBE). Joined the BBC in 1968 working in local radio in Durham. She later worked as a reporter for regional news in Plymouth and Southampton. BBC TV News home reporter, 1979 - 1983; special correspondent, 1982 - 1989; court correspondent 1983 - 1985; chief news correspondent from 1989 - 2003 during which time she had reported from many war zones. Relief news reader in 1982 and 1987 and reporter, BBC TV's 'Panorama' in 1988. She was awarded an OBE in 1993.

Kate retired from BBC News in 2003. She now works as a freelance journalist and public speaker.
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Asad joined the BBC regional news trainee scheme in 1996. In 1997 he got his first TV job reporting and presenting with the BBC in Birmingham. He then moved to BBC Scotland where he was a reporter and presenter, working on programmes such as 'Newsnight Scotland', 'Reporting Scotland', and 'Newsline'.

In 2000 he returned to London where he presented the news bulletins on 'Breakfast', sharing that role with Moira Stuart. He also popped up occasionally on BBC News 24.

In May 2002, he became a presenter/reporter with BBC 'London News'.

Tazeen graduated from University with a 2:1 in communication studies.

Tazeen started off as a news assistant at ITN. She later became involved in various projects for a number of radio stations. At BBC GLR, she presented a live one hour arts and entertainment show. She presented a weekly three hour show for BBC Thames Valley radio and later became involved with BBC Radio 5 Live, presenting and producing news, arts and entertainment features.

By the early-2000s, Tazeen was reporting for the BBC Choice entertainment magazine, 'Liquid News'. In July 2001, she became one of the regular presenters of the new BBC Choice news programme, '60 Seconds'. She continued to present the programme - and the new 'News Show' - following the launch of BBC Three in February 2003.

Other TV projects: presenter/producer, 'East' (BBC).

Samira is a former BBC news trainee who went on to anchor news programmes on BBC News 24 and BBC World. She was also a reporter for 'Newsnight' and BBC Radio 4's 'Today' programme.

She joined 'Channel 4 News' in April 1999 as a general reporter. Samira is now one of the programme's regular presenters.

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BBC TV News foreign correspondent, 1989 - 1994 and South Africa correspondent from June 1994. News reader on BBC News 24 and then a BBC One news reader from May 1999, deputising on the 'One O'Clock News' and 'Nine O'Clock News'. In 2002, he became the main presenter on the BBC Four news programme, which was simulcast on BBC World. The following year, he became one of the main co-presenters on the 'Six O'Clock News'. From May 2006, George has been presenting a one hour news programme on BBC World (broadcast at 12 noon UK time).
Matthew became a national BBC correspondent in 1990. He spent some time based in Northern Ireland where he reported on events such as the Shankill bombing, the Greysteel shootings and the first IRA ceasefire. Other notable assignments included the fall of Srebrenica and the Waco massacre.

By 1997, Matthew was based in London, working as a political correspondent at Westminster.

Later in 1997 Matthew joined BBC News 24 as one of the evening presenters. Since then he has presented on the channel in various timeslots; he has also occasionally presented weekend news programmes on BBC One and continues to do so.

He remains at BBC News 24.

John's broadcasting career began at ILR station Radio Tees. He then joined BBC Newcastle before moving to London as a reporter/presenter on BBC Radio 1's 'Newsbeat' programme. He presented 'Thames News' with Andrew Gardener during the 1980s.

John is currently a correspondent/presenter for BBC Network News. He occasionally presents on the BBC News Channel. During his career at the BBC, he initially specialised in local government, covering the rise and fall of the poll tax and the Westminster gerrymandering scandal. He has since covered general news too, including the Harold Shipman murders and the war in Kosovo.

John was educated at Dialstone Boys School, Stockport, Stockport Boys Grammar School and the University of Leeds. He chairs conferences and seminars for a range of public, private and charity organisations. Among his hobbies he lists walking, music, island-hopping and helping his wife and daughters with horses and a pygmy goat.

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.
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BBC TV weather forecaster from 1956 until 1958. He died in 1979.
Jack was a BBC TV forecaster from 1956 until 1965. Worked at the Met Office from 1947 until 1983. He died in 1984.
Michael Aspel started his career as a BBC TV out-of-vision continuity announcer, from 1957 until 1960, and then news reader, from October 1960 until June 1968. He later moved to presenting children’s programmes including 'Crackerjack' and 'Ask Aspel'.

He later joined LWT as the main anchor of regional show 'The 6 O'Clock Show' from 1982 to 1988 and was a guest presenter on LWT's 'Six O'Clock Live' in 1990 and 1991. He also presented the LWT networked chat show 'Aspel And Company' from 1984 to 1993 and hosted Thames TV's 'Give Us A Clue', TVS' 'Ultra Quiz' in 1983 and the BBC TV versions of 'Blockbusters' in 1987 and 'This Is Your Life' in the 1990s.

He now presents 'The Antiques Roadshow' on the BBC.
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Philip, born 1959, served with the Royal Navy as a forecaster from 1984 until 1994. His broadcasting career began in 1996 with The Weather Network, based in Birmingham and within months he moved to London to appear on The Weather Channel. He joined the BBC Weather Centre in April 1998 and became a BBC TV forecaster in March 1999. Also appeared on BBC TV's 'Breakfast News' and international TV channels, BBC Prime and BBC World.
Jim was born in 1950 and worked for the Met Office from 1968 until 1986. BBC TV weatherman from February 1979 until December 1984, when in his last broadcast he moved from the maps to a desk in the corner of the Presentation studio to explain to viewers that he had been promoted within the Met Office so would not be appearing on screen anymore. In 1986, Jim moved to Anglia Television and left the company before its in-house weather department was disbanded in favour of the cheaper option of contracting it out. He is now a freelance meteorology consultant and most recently appeared as a relief weatherman on BBC TV South West.
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ITN newscaster who worked on 'Channel 4 News', 1989 - 1998 and also the ITV 'Morning News', 1990s. Zeinab was also a presenter on 'Channel 4 Daily' in 1990.

In 1998, she joined the BBC, and spent five years working on live political programmes based at Westminster. She then moved to radio, where she presented 'The World Tonight' on BBC Radio 4 and 'Newshour' on the BBC World Service.

In April 2005, Zeinab was announced as the new presenter of 'BBC Four News'.
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Trevor, who worked for the Met Office from 1941 until 1962, was a veteran forecaster appearing for 30 years, briefly on BBC TV before his long association with the ITV Southern TV contractors - Southern (joined in 1962) and TVS. He retired in the late-1980s, handing over his duties to Carl Tyler. In 1981, Trevor's local popularity was acknowledged when Southern Television granted Trevor his own Saturday night spectacular, 'Trevor Baker's All Weather Show'.
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(OBE). Born and educated in London, Richard Baker graduated from Cambridge University and served in the Royal Navy during World War 2, returning to London to work as an actor and teacher.

He joined the BBC as a radio announcer on the Third Programme and Home Service from 1950 until 1959.

Baker spoke the first words of the BBC's first television news bulletin - 'News And Newsreel' - on 5 July 1954, with the following announcement: "Here is an illustrated summary of the news. It will be followed by the latest film of events and happenings at home and abroad."

He also read the very first news flash on 31 October 1955 when he announced that HRH The Princess Margaret would not marry Group Captain Peter Townsend.

Baker also presented the BBC London regional programme 'Town and Around' from 1963 until 1967 and also narrated the BBC Children's TV programmes 'Mary, Mungo And Midge' (1969) and 'Teddy Edward' (1973).

He retired from his national news reader role on 31 December 1982 and remains the BBC's longest-serving news reader with 28 years of service. He was also a panellist on BBC TV's 'Face The Music', 1967 until 1984; and a BBC Radio 2 presenter since 1986, where he presented programmes including 'Omnibus' and 'Melodies For You'.
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Matt trained at Cardiff's journalism school. His first broadcasting experience was as a freelance at Red Dragon FM in Cardiff.

In 1999, he joined ITN where he spent two years working for Independent Radio News. In June 2001, Matt moved to the BBC, starting as a reporter on BBC Radio 1's 'Newsbeat' and later moving to a news reading role on the Sara Cox breakfast show. He was also a reporter for the BBC's 'Liquid News'.

Matt joined BBC London in 2003. He became a high-profile presenter there, fronting coverage of the July 07 bombings from King's Cross. In summer 2007, he made his presenting debut on the BBC 'Breakfast' programme.

On August 20 2007, it was announced that Matt would be joining 'Five News' from October 2007.

Tanya graduated from Oxford with a degree in metallurgy and the science of materials.

Her broadcasting career began in 1993 when she became a business and political reporter for CNBC Europe; she also presented 'The Moneywheel' and 'FT Business Tonight' there.

Later Tanya presented a nightly business news programme for Sky News; at CNN International she reported from the London International Financial Futures Exchange. She also worked for London based News Direct Radio 97.3.

Tanya joined the BBC in 1998. She has worked as a reporter and presenter for 'Working Lunch' and was also the regular business presenter and occasional main co-presenter on BBC One's 'Breakfast'.

Since 2001, she has been a regular business presenter on BBC World and BBC News 24. She has been the New York based presenter for 'World Business Report' since 2005.

Born in 1930, Keith worked at the Met Office from 1947 until 1989. He was a BBC TV forecaster from May 1972 until January 1978 and also on BBC radio from 1971 until 1978. From 1978 until 1985 he worked at Southampton Weather Centre appearing on BBC Southampton's 'South Today' and later was a relief weather presenter on 'Breakfast News' in 1990.
Darren has worked at the Met Office since 1989, including time at the Glasgow Weather Centre and in 1992 he joined the Leeds Weather Centre, appearing from 1994 on the BBC's 'Look North'. He joined the BBC Weather Centre in October 1997, presenting primarily on BBC News 24; he has been a regular BBC TV forecaster since July 1999.
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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.
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Jennie graduated from Warwick University in 1972 after which she began her career in journalism. For five years she worked on local papers as a reporter.

In 1977, she joined the BBC as sub-editor in BBC Radio News. BBC radio news reporter, 1985 - 1989; BBC TV news reporter, 1989; court reporter, 1989 - 1990.

Jennie was appointed in the BBC's court and royal correspondent in 1990. She became a relief news reader from March 1991. She was a regular presenter of BBC Radio 4's 'Today' from 1988, and also a relief presenter on 'Breakfast News' in 1992 and 1994.

She's remembered by many for her stint in the jungle on ITV 1’s 'I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here' (February 2004) when she was buried in a coffin full of rats and also ate a variety of live insects.

More recently she became one of the presenters of the BBC’s 'Cash In The Attic'. She is also a regular contributor on Channel 4’s 'Countdown'.

Other recent TV projects: 'Celebrities Under Pressure'; 'Too Many Cooks'; 'Stars In The Fast Cars'; 'The Big Call'.
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Jules presented on 'BBC LDN' and 'Breakfast' in the early-2000s.

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Frank was a presenter on BBC North East's regional news programme from 1962 until 1964.

The former BBC TV 'Grandstand' and 'Breakfast Time' anchorman joined LWT in the late-1980s to present 'Six O'Clock Live', the company's flagship news programme introduced as a response to the IBA's concern about its previously poor local news output.

This news programme was complemented by 'LWT News' through the rest of the weekend. Frank also did a stint as presenter of TV-am's 'Good Morning Britain'. He also worked for Sky News in the early days where he presented 'The Frank Bough Interview', and also presented the Rugby Union World Cup on ITV in 1991.

He presented shows on LBC radio in the mid-1990s. His most recent TV appearance was a guest appearance on the 'Grandstand' 40th anniversary special.
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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.

David served with the Royal Navy from 1987. He joined the Met Office in 1995 and the BBC Weather Centre in February 1995, initially appearing on the BBC's satellite channels. He was a regular BBC TV forecaster from July 1996 and moved to Plymouth in 2002 to take over from long serving 'Spotlight' weatherman Craig Rich.
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Tim was born on December 24 1929, and educated at Summer Fields, Eton and Geneva University. After National Service, he trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama. In the early-1950s, he joined the BBC as a radio announcer. From 1955 to 1957, he headed Radio Hong Kong’s English programmes. He then returned to the UK, and joined BBC TV, where he was an in-vision announcer and news reader. In 1959, he moved to the 'other side', to become one of ITN's first newscasters. His debonair good looks and deep, velvet voice made him very popular.

Tim’s career as a broadcaster in radio and television covered an enormous repertoire. He presented 'Roundabout' on the Light Programme, and produced special documentary features for ITN and Pathe Pictorial. Sports fans will remember him from ITV’s 'Let’s Go'. He interviewed the Shah of Iran before his downfall, and during a report on Turkish Baths, he unintentionally became the first nude newscaster on television - an event still remembered by many. He also made cameo appearances as a newscaster in various feature films. Among the television commercials he presented were the 'Stork Margarine Challenge' and the 'Daily Sketch'. In 1977, he presented a spoof science programme for Anglia Television called 'Alternative Three', in which millions were duped into thinking that scientists were being taken to colonise the moon because earth was doomed.

In 1975, he was elected to Kent County Council in a by-election, and returned unopposed for a second term. He was appointed to the Court of London University as a County Councillor. In 1979, he was elected as the Conservative MP for Gravesend, winning the seat from Labour with a large majority. He left Parliament in 1987, and continued his broadcasting consultancy, training many broadcasters, businessmen and politicians; he also chaired a District Health Authority.

Tim died on Sunday March 22 2009, aged 79. He married twice, and has six children.
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Fern Britton got her first television job with Westward Television in Plymouth as an in-vision continuity announcer and news reader from 1980. In 1982 she was a presenter on BBC South West's 'Spotlight' and a year later she was a newscaster for BBC TV's 'Breakfast Time'.

She was headhunted by TVS in Southampton by new managing director Greg Dyke in 1985 and became main co-anchor of the nightly news magazine, 'Coast To Coast', with Fred Dinenage. Fern left the company in the early-1990s and was soon back on national television, standing in for Judy Finnigan on ITV's 'This Morning'. She is best known for her role as host of the hit cookery game show 'Ready, Steady, Cook', and is currently co-host with Philip Schofield of ITV's 'This Morning'.
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Ben was educated at Sutton Valance School and Keble College, Oxford. He received a diploma with distinction from the Cardiff Centre for Journalism Studies.

On leaving college, Ben joined Radio Clyde as a reporter. In 1985, he took up a reporting job at Radio City Liverpool. A year later, he joined Independent Radio News, covering stories such as the Hungerford massacre.

In July 1988, he joined BBC TV News. During his career at the Corporation, he has held a number of key positions within the news division: foreign affairs correspondent (1988 - 1991), reporting on the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Gulf War; Moscow correspondent (1991 - 1995), covering the collapse of communism and the fall of Mikhail Gorbachev; foreign affairs correspondent (1995 - 1998); special correspondent (1998 - 2006), covering domestic and international stories.

Since early-2006, Ben has been an anchor on BBC News 24, covering the 7pm - 10pm weekday shift.

Bill worked at the Met Office from 1941 until 1984. He was a BBC TV and radio forecaster from Sept 1959 until 1962. From 1967 until 1984 he worked at Met Office HQ in Bracknell as a senior forecaster and in retirement appeared as relief forecaster for TVS from 1984 until 1992.
Joined the BBC in 1989 as researcher on 'Panorama'. She became a reporter on BBC TV's 'Breakfast News' in 1992 and fronted 'Newsroom South East' breakfast bulletins in 1993.

After time as a reporter on BBC Two's current affairs series 'First Sight' in 1994, Fiona became a relief presenter on 'Breakfast News' in 1996 and 1997. She was relief BBC TV national news reader in October and November 1997, and joined permanently in March 1999, mainly presenting the 'Six O'Clock News'. She later became one of the regular presenters of the 'Ten O'Clock News'.

She presented 'The Antiques Show' in 1999 and later 'Crimewatch UK' alongside Nick Ross.

Began his broadcasting career on BBC Radio Bristol and then moved to Harlech Television as a reporter. Joined BBC TV News as a home reporter, 1973 - 1975; industrial correspondent, 1975 - 1976; UK North Sea energy correspondent, 1976; Scotland correspondent, 1980; special correspondent, 1981 - 1983; South Africa correspondent, 1983 - 1987.

Michael Buerk's report on the famine and drought in Ethiopia led to Bob Geldof organising the successful Live Aid concert in 1985.

Buerk was a BBC TV news reader from January 1982 until August 1983, and again in February/March 1985. He joined the newsreading team permanently from October 1987, with his trademark wink at the end of bulletins. He started off as one of the main presenters on the 'One O'Clock News' and later moved to the 'Nine O'Clock News'.

Buerk retired from BBC TV News in late-2002. He has also presented '999', the BBC's Eclipse '99 coverage and BBC Radio 4's 'The Moral Maze'.
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(Sir). One of ITN's most famous newscasters, Alastair Burnet joined ITN as political editor in 1963 for a year. He went on to report for 'Dateline', 1963 - 1964, and 'Dateline Westminster' at the same time.

He became a relief ITN newscaster from February 1963 until 1964 and became permanent as an original member of 'News At Ten' team in July 1967 until 1972.

He left to join BBC TV's 'Panorama' as a presenter from 1972 until 1974.

Burnet returned to the ITN newscasting team from June 1976 until August 1991. He has also presented Thames TV's 'TV Eye' and 'This Week'. During his career, he also had spells in print journalism as editor, The Economist, 1965 - 1974, and Daily Express, 1974 - 1976. He was knighted in 1984.
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Mike started out as an actor and was also the lead singer in a band. He later decided that journalism was the right path for him and joined the Hampshire Chronicle newspaper in Winchester. He also had spells at newspapers in Windsor and Derby.

BBC Radio Solent gave Mike his first broadcasting break in 1990; he was a trainee reporter at the station. Television was next: Mike was a news, sport and entertainment reporter/presenter with the BBC's 'South Today' programme.

Mike was one of the first faces to appear on BBC News 24 when it launched in 1997. He still presents the sports news there and on BBC World.

Stephanie's broadcasting career began with BBC Northern Ireland in the mid-1980s where she presented a movie review programme, 'The Video Picture Show'. She later became a news presenter with Sky News.

By the late-1990s Stephanie was freelancing and has turned up presenting the news on GMTV and BBC News 24.

Presenter, BBC Bristol's 'Points West', 1983 - 1985 then moved to London as a news reader on 'London Plus' in 1985. She became a London regional and national news reader on BBC TV's 'Breakfast Time', 1985 - 1986. BBC TV news reader on 'News Afternoon' and 'News View' from March 1986 until December 1986.

She left for ITN in June 1987 and stayed until June 1992. After this she was a relief presenter on ITV's 'The Time, The Place' in 1993. She was a news reader on BBC World in 1992 and since 1994 has been heard voicing 'Transworld Sports' on Channel 4.
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Jilly's first TV presenting job was with TSW in the 1980s, where she was a news reader. By the late-1980s, she was presenting national BBC TV news bulletins. She subsequently moved to ITN, where she presented bulletins for ITV and the 'Channel Four Daily'.

Jilly currently runs a media skills company (link below).

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David Cass joined BBC TV 'Look East' in February 1973 and during his time there was a general news reporter and weekend news reader. While there, he opened the 'West of the region' operation, based in Huntingdon, in 1975.

David moved to national BBC TV news in 1977 as a freelance general reporter before specialising in sport and then joining the full-time staff in 1978 until 1984.

He then joined ITN. During his time there he was the launch presenter of ITN's night-time service 'Into The Night' (from 1988), and Washington presenter/correspondent of 'Channel 4 Daily' from 1990 until 1992.

From 1993 until 1998 he was a regular presenter for BBC World Television. He also developed the 'Newshour Asia And Pacific' strand.

In more recent years, David has worked as a TV presenter and consultant in the Middle East.
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Suazanne was born 1962 and has worked at the Met Office since 1985. She was a BBC TV forecaster from March 1989 until 1999. Also broadcast on BBC radio and appeared on BBC TV's 'Breakfast News' in 1992. Daughter of ex-Man Utd and England football legend Sir Bobby Charlton.
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(Sir). Former athlete who represented Great Britain in the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games. He became ITN's first newscaster on 22 September 1955 and stayed until May 1956.

Chataway left to join the reporting team on BBC TV's 'Panorama' until 1959. He was a narrator on BBC Two's 'Horizon' from 1966 to 1968.

He left broadcasting for politics and was a Conservative MP from 1959 until 1966 and 1969 until 1974. He served as a Government Minister from 1970 until 1974. Left for business management, and was knighted in 1995.
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Adrian has a degree in English literature from the University of London. He gained a diploma in journalism in Cardiff and subsequently worked as a sports reporter at the News Of The World.

In the early-1990s, he joined the BBC for three weeks' work experience on 'Business Breakfast'; however, the visit landed him a permanent position as an assistant producer. By October 1993, he was presenting BBC Radio 4's 'The Financial World Tonight'. In September the following year he was one of the main presenters on BBC Two's new lunchtime business programme, 'Working Lunch'. Also in 1994, he became the presenter of his own radio business programme 'Wake Up To Money' on BBC Radio 5 Live.

From August 2001, he has presented the late edition of BBC Radio 5 Live's football phone-in show '6-0-6' on Wednesdays. In Autumn 2004, he was appointed presenter of the new Sunday night 'Match Of The Day 2' on BBC Two.

In 2006, Adrian's BBC presenting work was going from strength to strength. He fronted the new 'Apprentice' spin-off show - 'The Apprentice - You're Fired' - where the latest person to be fired by Alan Sugar was interviewed. He also presented the BBC's nightly 2006 World Cup highlights programmes. In August and September 2006, he was one of the main co-presenters of the BBC's new daily, early evening topical magazine show, 'The One Show', during the programme's four week trial run.

In September 2006, Adrian announced that he would be giving up his BBC Radio 5 Live work to concentrate on his television career.

Tom was born in 1911 and worked at the Met Office until 1964. He was the second BBC TV forecaster from January 1954 until 1958; he also appearerd on BBC radio. He died in 1980.
Born in 1957, Peter joined the Met Office in 1974. BBC TV national forecaster from July 1991 until 2002. He has also broadcast on BBC radio and appeared on BBC TV's 'Breakfast News' in 1993. He moved to regional TV in 2002 and appears regularly on BBC TV's 'London News'.
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Peter is a former Sky News and BBC News 24 presenter.

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Stephen was a presenter with Sky News and CNN for 12 years. From 2000 until 2005, he presented the news on BBC World and occasionally on BBC News 24. He also presented the BBC's technology programme 'Click Online' from 2000 until 2005. In December 2005, Stephen announced that he would be joining Al-Jazeera International.
Attachment as BBC TV announcer in 1980, mainly heard on BBC Two. Sports presenter BBC Radio 4's 'Today' in 1985 - TBC and BBC TV's 'Breakfast Time', 1985 - 1986. Presenter on LWT's 'Friday Now' in 1988 and a reporter on 'Six O'Clock Live', 1989. Currently presents cricket coverage for Sky Sports.
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Sue's broadcasting career began in 1974 in radio. She joined Capital Radio where she was a presenter and producer.

Headhunted by the BBC, Sue subsequently presented many programmes across the BBC radio networks, most notably 'You And Yours' which she presented for nearly five years. She also deputised for Jimmy Young on BBC Radio 2.

Sue's first TV role came in 1976 when she joined the 'Nationwide' team. She remained with the programme until 1982. She also presented the local South East news programme 'South East At 6',

From 1982 until 1995, she co-hosted the annual 'Children In Need' TV appeal alongside Terry Wogan. In 1983, with the arrival of breakfast TV, Sue became a regular face on 'Breakfast Time'. With Nick Ross, she co-presented 'Crimewatch UK' from its launch in 1984 until 1996.

Since the mid-1990s she has presented 'Making History' on BBC Radio 4. In March 2006, she published her first novel 'On Dangerous Ground'.
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Born in the UK, Daniel's family moved to the USA in 1974. He began his broadcasting career in 1995 at WCFT-TV in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and later moved to KWTX-TV in Waco, Texas. He joined the BBC Weather Centre in December 1997 and became a BBC TV weather forecaster from December 1998 until 2000 and again from 2004 including appearances on BBC News 24 and BBC TV's 'Breakfast'.

Daniel has something of a cult following due to his individual style of presentation, including his standard 'point-and-nod' sign-off: "That's the weather...for now", and his trademark reference to the temperatures as "The Numbers".
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Andrew graduated from Glasgow University with an MA in French and philosophy. His first job was in the sports department of Scot FM in Edinburgh in 1997. He later moved to London where he freelanced for the BBC and Sky News.

In October 2000, he went full time at the BBC, presenting sports bulletins on BBC Radios 1, 2, 4 and 5 Live. Since 2003, he has presented sports bulletins on BBC News 24 and BBC World. He also provides rugby and golf commentary for BBC television and radio.

Dominic spent some time as an actor before opting to do down the journalism route. He took gained a post-graduate diploma at the Centre for Journalism Studies at Cardiff University.

In 1995, he joined the BBC in Plymouth as a trainee reporter, working on the 'Spotlight' TV programme.

In the late-1990s, he moved to the BBC in London working as a producer and presenter. Since the early-2000s, he has been working as a reporter and presenter for BBC News 24.

BBC East Midlands reporter, 1977 - 1980; BBC TV News home reporter, 1980 - 1983; BBC TV national news reader from July 1982 until October 1986. She presented BBC Radio 4's 'PM', 1987 - TBC.
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Cowling was the very first BBC TV forecaster appearing from January 1954 until February 1957 from the Lime Grove Studios. He worked at the Met Office from 1939 until 1981 and was based at the London Weather Centre and then promoted to RAF Bomber Command where he worked overseas in Singapore, Malta, Bahrain and Germany. Later he was a senior instructor at the Met Office College and principal forecaster at Heathrow Airport. In retirement, for many years, he played golf each week with fellow ex-TV weathermen Jack Scott and Bert Foord.
(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.
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BBC Radio 4/BBC Radio 2 announcer 1980 - 1982 and in 1987. 'Breakfast Time' presenter on BBC Bristol's 'Points West', 1983 - 1988. Moved to London as BBC TV news reader on 'News Afternoon' and 'News View' in August/September 1983 and from March until May 1988.

She was an original member of the Sky News presenting team from February 1989.
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Martine's broadcasting career began at BBC Radio Leicester in 1991. She worked behind-the-scenes initially but soon took on a presenting/reporting role.
Regional television news was next - first with 'East Midlands Today' and later 'Newsroom South East' in 1997.

In 2000, she switched to national TV, presenting 'UK Today' initially and then overnight shifts presenting on BBC News 24, which were simulcast on BBC World and BBC One.

Brian presented weather forecasts on RTÉ Network 2 from c. mid-1999, from which time Met Eireann staff were restricted to presenting forecasts on RTÉ One only. In January 2002, he transferred to the BBC Weather Centre. He presented forecasts on many of the BBC TV channels, although mainly on BBC World. He left the BBC in March 2003 to return to Ireland.
Former local newspaper reporter who became a news reader for BBC Plymouth's 'Spotlight', 1987 - 1988. She was soon snapped up by national bosses who realised her great potential and in April 1988 she was asked to read the news summaries within BBC TV's 'Breakfast Time'. Later, she presented the main programme from 1989 to 1994. She was a BBC TV news reader from February 1989 to February 1999, mostly on the 'Six O'Clock News' and 'News View'.

She also presented 'Holiday', 1993 - 1998 and 'Crimewatch UK'. She was tragically killed on 26 April 1999, and is mourned by many thousands of viewers who loved her charming and easy style of presenting.
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Bernard worked at the Met Office from 1962 until he took early retirement due to ill health in 1993. Irishman with a soft lilting voice who was a BBC TV forecaster from April 1987 until January 1993 and also broadcast on BBC radio from 1991 until 1993. He appeared on 'Breakfast Time' in 1987. For many years Bernard also coached Met Office personnel for TV roles.
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Reporter on Thames TV's 'Reporting London', 1986 - 1988. She joined BBC TV as news reader on weekend news and 'News View' from September 1988 until December 1989. In her first few weeks reading the news, her hand was bandaged in a sling after a horse riding accident.
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Worked at the Met Office from 1947 until 1978, including time at the Gloucester and London Weather Centres. He was a BBC TV forecaster from 1958 until 1964 and was also heard on BBC radio from 1957 until 1963. In retirement, he later served as a Met Officer in the Middle East.
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David joined the BBC in 1971. He was political correspondent in 1983 and in 1986, he became education correspondent.

David was a reporter/presenter with BBC 'Midlands Today' from 1988 until 1994. He was also a sports presenter and reporter for national BBC News programmes.

He left broadcasting in 1994 to become the spokesman for the Football Association. David is now the chief executive of the Football Association.
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(Sir). Former barrister famous for his political interviewing, including nine election nights from 1964 until 1992. After a period as a BBC radio producer, he joined ITN in 1955 at its launch as a newscaster and parliamentary correspondent from 23 September 1955. He also presented 'Roving Report' in 1957.

He left ITN in 1959 to join the reporting team on BBC TV's 'Panorama' and later presented the programme from 1967 to 1972.

He presented BBC TV's 'Newsday' from 1974 until 1976, 'Tonight' from 1978 until 1979, and BBC Radio 4's 'The World At One' from 1979 until 1987. He chaired BBC TV's political discussion programme 'Question Time' from 1979 until 1989 and presented Channel 4's 'The Parliament Programme' in 1992. He was knighted in 1981 and died on 6 August 2000.
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Joined the Met Office in 1997 and worked in the York and Bristol Weather Centres before joining IWP (International Weather Productions), where the Met Office produces the forecasts for the ITV national and regional broadcasts. He joined the BBC Weather Centre in 2000. Appeared originally within local weather inserts in the BBC South East region and now broadcasts on all channels including BBC One and BBC News 24. Alex was one of the hosts on the BBC's 'All Night Star Party' from Jodrell Bank in August 2003 when Mars was at its closest to Earth for almost 60,000 years.
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David was a BBC TV forecaster from October 1954 until January 1956 and worked at the Met Office from 1936 until 1976. Date of death unknown.
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Martine started in broadcasting as a graduate trainee at LBC/IRN in January 1982. She did parliamentary reporting and made some radio documentaries.

She then went to the UN in New York. From 1985 until 1987, she was the BBC’s correspondent covering the Iran/Iraq war. Back to London and Martine was a producer then presenter of 'Focus On Africa' for the BBC World Service.

In 1989, Martine moved to Sky News where she was an overnight news presenter. In 1991, headed off to South Africa where she freelanced for the BBC World Service. She later presented and reported for MNet’s weekly 'Carte Blanche' programme.

She returned to the UK in 1995 and worked briefly as a correspondent for BBC One’s 'Here And Now'. Later that year, Martine became a news presenter on BBC World where she remains today.

ATV reporter and news reader who moved across to Central in 1982 to co-host with Nick Owen the East Midlands edition of Central News . It was a double act that was to stand both of them in good stead when they were later re-united on the TV-am sofa as the main presenters of 'Good Morning Britain' in late-1983. Before joining the breakfast station, Anne briefly became a national news reader for BBC Television's 'News Afternoon' in May 1983. She was a guest presenter on LWT's 'Six O'Clock Live' in 1990 and 1991.

Anne teamed up with Nick Owen again to host ITV's 'This Morning', standing in for Richard and Judy and then landed a similar programme 'Good Morning With Anne And Nick' which ran on BBC One from 1992 until 1996.

Anne's other national jobs included TV Weekly for TVS and a relief presenter on ITV's 'The Time The Place' in 1993.

Married Mike Hollingsworth, her former boss at ATV and Central, and later colleague at TV-am, but the couple later separated in a well publicised split.

Anne worked at London's LBC radio where she co-hosted the breakfast show with Tommy Boyd. She is also well known for her work publicising cot death syndrome.

In 2002, Anne appeared on Channel 4's 'Celebrity Big Brother' as one of the housemates. She seemed to take the challenge in good spirit. She was evicted after being put up for nomination with comedienne Sue Perkins, but lost by only a tiny margin.
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BBC Radio Light Programme/Home Service/Radio 4 announcer 1947 until 1982. BBC TV news reader, July 1954 until December 1956.
Presenter, BBC Midlands 1959 - 1960. BBC Radio Home Service announcer, 1961 - 1963. BBC Two relief news reader on 'Newsroom', 'News Extra' from May 1972 until June 1976 and also in April/May 1979. Also appeared on 'Newsnight'. Most recently, Peter was a news reader on BBC World, in 1992.
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(MBE). After leaving school Robert Dougall had worked briefly in the City, before joining the BBC. He made his first broadcast on the old Empire Service when he was 21.

On the day the Second World War was declared, and speaking as an anonymous Englishman, he broadcast a last-minute appeal to the German people to stop the invasion of Poland. He was a reporter in the early years of the war before joining the Royal Navy, and was based in Northern Russia as an interpreter for 18 months.

He returned to the BBC as an announcer for the Overseas Service, Light Programme and Home Service (1934 - 1942 and 1948 - 1959) and became one of radio's specialist news readers.

In July 1954, he moved to BBC TV News and was one of the Corporation's main news readers until 31 December 1973. In his autobiography, he said that, for lonely people especially, the news reader appearing night after night over the years becomes almost a trusted friend.

On retirement from the BBC he began a new career as a writer. As well as his autobiography, he wrote half a dozen other books - some of them about birds, one of his great interests. He was president of the RSPB for five years.

He later presented the Channel 4 magazine series for the over sixties - 'Years Ahead', 1982 - 1989.

Robert Dougall died on 18 December 1999, aged 86.
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Liam joined the BBC Weather Centre in October 2002. He began presenter training the following January. His weather presenting TV debut was in June 2003.

Since then Liam has presented the weather for many of the BBC's regions - both television and radio - as well as on BBC News 24 and BBC World.

Chris was brought up in Northern Ireland, Spain and the Wirral in Merseyside. He worked initially in the newspaper industry. He trained as a reporter on local papers and was news editor at the Daily Post in Liverpool. He also freelanced for the Daily Mail.

His first TV jobs included spells as a reporter with Central TV and BBC North. His big national break came with the introduction of BBC News 24 - Chris was one of the first presenters to appear on the station when it launched in 1997.

Chris is still with BBC News 24. During his time at the channel, he has presented in various timeslots. He currently presents on weeknights between 10.30pm and 1am.

Served with the Royal Navy from 1979 until 1986. Started his TV career with Thames TV in 1988. In 1989 he transferred to the Met Office, where he remained until 2000. During his time with the Met Office, he presented national ITV weather forecasts from January 1992, staying for a year. Richard was the first national forecaster to move from ITV to the BBC. He joined the BBC Weather Centre in July 1993, where he remained until 2000.
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ABC TV and Associated Rediffusion continuity announcer who later presented BBC Children's TV's 'Top Of The Form', 1966 - 1967. He was a BBC TV news reader from September 1968 until September 1973, and then again in October 1974 and between September 1979 and June 1981. John also presented the BBC's regional London TV magazine, 'Town And Around' in 1968/1969 and BBC Radio 4's 'You and Yours' in 1972.

1979 - 1985: Head of Drama, University College of Wales. Professor of Drama for the University of Americas, Mexico and University of California, Santa Cruz 1985 - 1997. Returned to England appearing in several theatre productions including his own drama, verse and prose recitals.

TTVRP reader Dave Lawrence remembers John Edmunds from his time as a teacher. He says: "John had another occupation alongside his TV announcing work. He was a part time teacher - English if I remember correctly. He worked at Battersea Grammar School in Streatham, London from the early to mid sixties and I believe he also did a spell of teaching at Henry Thornton's Grammar School in Clapham before that. He was quite popular with the pupils as he was a bit more relaxed than some of the teachers! I left Battersea Grammar in 1966 and I am pretty sure he was still teaching there then."
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Huw Edwards originally worked for BBC Wales and S4C, but then moved to become a reporter for BBC TV's 'Panorama' in 1993. He was BBC TV News relief news reader from June 1994 until September 1996, and chief political correspondent in 1998.

He became a permanent member of the news reading team from May 1999 as then main anchor of BBC One's 'Six O'Clock News'. He then progressed to become the main anchor on the 'Ten O'Clock News' from January 2003,

In April 2006, Huw also presented the new 'Five O'Clock News' on BBC News 24.

Huw was also a relief presenter, 'Breakfast News' in 1995 and BBC Two's 'Newsnight' in 1997.
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Barbara was born in 1939 and has the distinction of being the first female national BBC TV forecaster appearing from January 1974 until June 1978; she was also heard on BBC radio from 1970 until 1979. Barbara left the BBC TV team as she disliked the constant criticism of her dress sense, which the male members of the team didn't have to contend with. She worked at the Met Office from 1957 until 1980 and returned briefly as a relief weather presenter on BBC TV's 'Breakfast Time' in 1984.
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Gwenan trained as a print journalist with the NCTJ before moving on to radio and television as a presenter/reporter. She anchored the BBC's 'Newsroom South East' for seven years, leaving to present for BBC News 24 in 2000.

She has worked on a number of consumer programmes for the BBC and ITV, and has presented travel programmes - 'Gate 24' and 'FastTrack'. She has also co-presented several classical music programmes, including 'The Proms' and 'Cardiff Singer Of The World' - both for BBC Two.

After attending a documentary course at the NFTS, she has also produced and directed films for the BBC.

Worked at the Met Office from 1947 until 1984. He was a BBC TV forecaster from March 1959 until March 1964 and was also heard on BBC radio during the same period. Date of death unknown.
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Julie first dabbled in broadcasting whilst still at school. She produced interviews and reports for local radio; this continued throughout her time at university.

Julie graduated with a BA Hons Degree in English from Newnham College, Cambridge. Her degree under her belt, she joined the BBC's graduate journalist trainee scheme.

Her first TV job was at BBC Midlands where she presented on the evening edition of 'Midlands Today'. She gained valuable training as a journalist whilst there as well as experience in production, reporting and editing.

National fame came with her arrival on BBC 'Newsround' in 1994. Later, in 1997 she presented two BBC holiday programmes - 'Holidays Out' and 'Holiday '97'.

In the late-1990s, Julie was a reporter on the BBC Knowledge programme, 'Culture Fix'. She was presenting on 'Breakfast News' and BBC News 24 by the early-2000s.

In February 2002, Julie moved to Sky News. In late-2007, it was confirmed that Julie would move to ITV News. The following January, she was co-presenting a relaunched 'News at Ten' with Sir Trevor McDonald.
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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.

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Jo Farrow joined the Met Office in September 1997 and moved to Berkshire to begin training as a forecaster. After working briefly at Birmingham Weather Centre, she worked as a behind-the-scenes forecaster at ITV, preparing the graphics and scripts and briefing other presenters. She joined the BBC Weather Centre in July 2001 and has been a regular BBC TV forecaster since September that year.
Chris joined the BBC Weather Centre in May 2001 as a Broadcast Assistant. He completed training to present TV and radio bulletins and provided holiday and sickness cover for presenters in many of the BBC regions. Chris went on to present forecasts for BBC Four and interactive services. From spring 2006, he was also presenting forecasts on BBC One and BBC News 24.
Adrian was a continuity announcer at BBC Wales for a short period in the first half of 1991 before moving to Network Presentation in London. He remained there until 1993 when he moved to Carlton for six months, then Anglia for another six, before returning to Network BBC One and BBC Two in 1994.

Adrian left to join BBC World in spring 1995. For a while he freelanced as an announcer at LWT in 1995 and 1996; around the same time he was also the pre-recorded voice of the Channel 4 'Schools' strand.

As well as being the voice of BBC World (albeit pre-recorded), Adrian also worked there as a news presenter. Adrian left the BBC in autumn 2004 to take up a position with CNN.

Roger joined RTHK in Hong Kong as a radio reporter in 1980. Until 1985, he worked on various radio and television productions in Hong Kong.

In 1985, he switched to UK TV: he became a reporter with 'John Craven's Newsround'. In the mid-1980s, he began to present the programme in rotation with John; he stayed on as a presenter following John's departure. In 1992, he moved to 'South Today' as a reporter (environment correspondent) and presenter.

(MBE). Born in 1944, Michael Fish worked at the Met Office from 1962 until 2004 and was a BBC TV forecaster from January 1974 until his final broadcast after the 'Ten O’Clock News' on the October 6 2004, which made him the longest serving national TV forecaster with 30 years service. He also provided forecasts on BBC radio since 1971 and appeared on BBC TV's 'Breakfast Time' from 1985 until 1987 and on 'Breakfast News' from 1991 until 2000.

Fish ensured lasting noterity due to an often misquoted forecast relating to the Great Storm on the night of the October 15 1987 when he said "Earlier on today, apparently, a woman rang the BBC and said she heard there was a hurricane on the way...well, if you're watching, don't worry, there isn't!". In fact, Fish's comment about the hurricane referred to Florida and a news story about destruction in the Caribbean, but because the clip was shown out of context, Fish was unfairly ridiculed although he had warned of high winds for the UK, warning viewers to "batten down the hatches", although the storm that actually occurred was far stronger than predicted (albeit, technically, not a hurricane).

Michael was awarded the MBE in 2004.

Since retiring, he made a return briefly as a relief weather forecaster for BBC South East Today, based in Tunbridge Wells, in March 2006.
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Sean has a degree in Geography. He trained as a music producer and produced packages for BBC Radio Wales in Cardiff. He later moved to London and worked behind-the-scenes at BBC Radio 5 Live.

A couple of years after that, he landed a sports presenting position with BBC Wales and regularly presented the sports segments on 'Wales Today' and '2W News And Sport'.

Since 2005, Sean has made regular appearances as a sports presenter on BBC News 24.

Bert worked at the Met Office from 1947 until 1990. He was a BBC TV forecaster from 1963 until December 1973. He contributed to BBC TV's Apollo space programmes and appeared in May 1973 as a castaway on BBC Radio 4's 'Desert Island Discs'. Broadcaster Terry Wogan later ran a 'Bring Back Bert Foord' campaign on his morning BBC Radio 2 breakfast show as he thought the weather had deteriorated since Bert's departure years earlier. Bert died in July 2001.
Joined Granada TV in 1974 for a job on the company's news desk. Presenter, BBC TV's 'Man Alive' and 'Tomorrow's World', 1977. ITN newscaster between March 1978 and March 1981, and medical correspondent in 1980. She left ITN to help set up TV-am as one of the original "Famous Five", but left after a bitter boardroom battle shortly after the company started in April 1983.

BBC TV news reader since February 1989, on the 'One O'Clock News' and 'Six O'Clock News'. She was a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4's 'Today', from 1993 to 1998. Became the main anchor of the relaunched BBC TV 'One O'Clock News' programme, from May 1999.

Anna retired from news presenting in April 2006.

Juliette started her broadcasting career as a reporter at BBC Radio London in 1986. She was a researcher at BBC Manchester in 1987 and a trainee TV reporter with the BBC Asian, Afro Caribbean Reporters’ Trust from 1988 - 1990. Also during this time she was a journalist and regional reporter for TV-am.

From 1992 until 1995 she held various roles: reporter, 'Dispatches' and 'The Brief' (Channel 4); researcher/programme presenter (BBC Radio 5); producer (Associated Press Television); reporter (Carlton Television); news presenter (BBC World Service Television).

In 1996, she moved to Bloomberg TV where she was an anchor and producer.

Since 2001, Juliette has been a news anchor on Sky News.

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Everton joined the Met Office in 1991 and spent a year at the Norwich Weather Centre. Having completed the forecaster foundation programme in March 2000, which included on-the-job training at RAF Marham in Norfolk, he went on to become a forecaster at the London Weather Centre where he worked for three months. He joined the BBC Weather Centre in July 2000 to present on BBC World and BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Services) becoming the first black forecaster on the team.
Carrie has worked as a presenter on various UK networks, including: BBC News 24, ITV News Channel, Five News, Sky News, Sky Sports.

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(OBE). Sir David first appeared on Anglia TV in the early-1960s and was chosen to host the pioneering BBC TV satirical programme, 'That Was The Week That Was' (1962 - 1963). He later presented 'The Frost Report' (1966 - 1967) and 'The Frost Programme' at LWT. He was also a member of the team that won the London weekend franchise for LWT.

His career took on a transatlantic dimension in the late-1960s and 1970s, when he presented programmes in both America and London.

One of the more memorable moments from his career was his 1977 interview with the disgraced American President Richard Nixon.

In 1982 he successfully helped win the first ITV breakfast franchise for TV-am which he helped launch in February 1983. He presented 'Frost On Sunday' at the station from 1984 - 1992.

Sir David returned to BBC TV to present a Sunday morning interview programme 'Breakfast With Frost' from 1993 - 2005.

He is the only person to have interviewed all of the past six British Prime Ministers and the past seven US Presidents.

For many years he also hosted the panel game 'Through The Keyhole', first for ITV then BBC TV.

He owns his own production company, Paradine Productions and in 2005 received the BAFTA Fellowship. In October 2005, he announced that he would join Al-Jazeera International as a presenter from its launch.
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Kate started her broadcasting career as a reporter with BBC Radio Oxford before moving to ITN as a trainee journalist in 1994. She then moved to 'Central News' as a production journalist, reporter and news presenter. In 1995, Kate joined Meridian Broadcasting, and spent two years as one of the main presenters of 'Meridian Tonight'. After leaving Meridian, she has presented for BBC News 24 and Sky News. She currently is a main presenter and news reader for GMTV.
Ben was a regular BBC News 24 presenter from the late-1990s until 2002. Since then he been working largely in a reporting role, though he does still have the odd presenting shift on BBC News 24.
(Formerly Julia Botfield). Jules was a presenter for BBC London News in the early-2000s. During 2002, she presented news bulletins for BBC 'Breakfast'. She is now a reporter with BBC News in London. She is an occasional presenter on BBC News 24.
(Formerly Sanderson). Kate joined the BBC in 1997 and became a presenter on 'Newsround'. She also worked on the 'Heaven And Earth Show' and 'Breakfast' during her seven years with the BBC.

In January 2005 she moved to 'Five News' as the presenter of the 11.30am programme.

Karin edited the student newspaper at Cambridge University, 'Varsity'. She also got involved in local radio whilst there and gained some work experience at Anglia TV. Having finished her finals, she was taken on as one of Anglia's graduate news trainees.

She presented on 'Anglia News' until c. 2004 when she joined the BBC. Karin can be seen presenting the news on BBC News 24 overnight (also shown on BBC World).

Born in 1958, Peter has worked at the Met Office since 1983. In 1989 he joined the Norwich Weather Centre and appeared from 1993 on BBC 'Look East'. Joined the BBC Weather Centre in October 1997 to appear on BBC World. Began appearing on other BBC TV channels from November 1998, including BBC TV's 'Breakfast News'.
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(Later Sally Faber, now Sally Johnson). Sally started at TSW as a continuity announcer/news reader. She was there under contract for one year. She then left to present the 'Ford Ski Report' for Sky Channel in 1987/1988, then 'Ski Sunday' for the BBC with David Vine in 1988/1989 (by now, Sally Faber, having married former West Wiltshire MP David Faber, the grandson of Harold MacMillan, in October 1988).

After a few years full time presenting corporate videos for companies such as Ford, Tesco, British Airways, Duty Free, BHS, National Electric and Nuclear Power, and researching, writing and presenting for BMW, Sally had her first child in 1992. She then moved to LNN at Carlton TV in London as a weather presenter. After eighteen months there, she presented a live phone-in show twice weekly on the Travel Channel and interviewed over forty celebrities.

In 1995 and again in 1996, she worked for Anglia Television on two series of 'Countrywide', where she had to take up twenty-four sports over two years, including race riding, land yachting and microlighting. Following this, she presented a series of programmes for Channel 4 on 'Polo'.

After having a second child (mid-1997), she went into semi-retirement. Sally presented a sports programme for Sky Sports for a couple of years, covering the British Polo season. More recently, she has been involved in interviewing for HCTV, a new digital channel. She lives between the USA and Gloucestershire, with her three children.

(OBE). One of the BBC's best known weathermen, known for his cheery wink at the end of each forecast. Bill worked for the Met Office from 1957 until 1999. He appeared as a TV forecaster from June 1975 until January 2000 and was senior forecaster from May 1983 until his retirement.

Bill was awarded the OBE in 1995.
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On being selected to join the Met Office, Tori went through an intensive training programme - first completing the IFC meteorology foundation course at the Met Office Training Centre, and then broadcast meteorology training at the BBC Weather Centre from April 2001. Began broadcasting in November 2001 and now broadcasts across a range of BBC channels, both TV and radio, as well as providing information and articles for the BBC website.
Joanna's journalistic career began in the newsroom of Fox FM in Oxfordshire. A switch to television followed, with a presenting/reporting job at Central Television and then national exposure on Sky News where she was a reporter.

In 1999, she joined the BBC, working initially as a presenter on the overnight BBC News 24/BBC World news service. By the early-2000s, Joanna was presenting weekday daytime shifts on BBC News 24.

She remains with BBC News 24 at present and also presents on BBC 'Breakfast'.

Carrie was born in Bahrain and educated in England and Scotland. She graduated with a first class degree in philosophy, politics and economics in 1984. She moved to China, where she taught English and economics for a year before returning to the UK to set up a small film business.

In 1987, she got a job as a production trainee with the BBC World Service. From 1991 until 1995, she reported from Beijing. Then it was back to school to further enhance her academic qualifications, earning an MA in design for interactive media and completing a degree in Mandarin Chinese. She then returned to the Beijing bureau for two years.

Carrie returned to the UK in 1999, initially presenting on the BBC World Service. She is currently a presenter on BBC News 24, covering morning shifts mostly, on Friday and Saturday.

Victoria joined Yorkshire Television in 1994 as a broadcast trainee, gaining experience in graphics, scheduling, commercial assembly and control room presentation. After eight months, she was awarded a long term contract and worked in the Planning and Presentation department where she spent time as a presentation director for both Yorkshire and Tyne Tees Television.

One of Victoria's roles at Yorkshire TV involved recording the weather bulletins and this led her to record her own show reel which she sent off to the newly formed Weather Channel and was offered a job as a presenter in September 1996.

She joined the BBC Weather Centre in June 1998 to work on BBC News 24, leaving in 2004.

Victoria is currently a news presenter for BBC South West.
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Harry started doing match reports for BBC Radio Leeds in 1971. At the time, he was a history teacher. He joined the radio station full time in 1978; he became sports editor on 1980.

C. 1983, Harry became a regular face on BBC North's regional news programme, 'Look North'.

He also worked on the 'Today' programme for BBC Radio 4, presented 'Grandstand' a few times and was a regular on BBC Network sports programmes for 25 years.

In 1994, he became Public Affairs Executive for the Rugby League. A year later, he returned to broadcasting and presented the BBC's 'South Today'.

In 1999, Harry returned to 'Look North' after a five year break.

Bespectacled Irishman. Frank was born in 1935. He worked at the Met Office from 1952 until 1995 and appeared as a BBC TV forecaster from September 1980 until March 1981. He was also heard regularly from the London Weather Centre on BBC radio from 1979 until 1991.
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BBC Radio Home Service announcer, 1949 - 1960. Appeared as the announcer on BBC Radio's 'The Goon Show', 1953 - 1960. BBC TV news reader, July 1954 until May 1957. Greenslade was a large, bespectacled man who was remembered for always taking off his glasses at the end of a news bulletin. Presenter, BBC Radio 4's 'Today' in 1960. He died on 21 April 1961, aged 48.
John was born in 1966 and joined the Met Office in 1990. After a brief spell at Met Office HQ at Bracknell, he began forecasting in February 1991, working at regional weather centres in Nottingham, Bristol and Plymouth including some local radio. ITV national weather forecaster from March 1997 until he joined the BBC Weather Centre in spring 2003. John has presented forecasts on all BBC TV channels.
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Reporter, BBC Southampton's 'South Today', 1968 until 1976 and a presenter of the programme in 1988. He presented BBC Bristol's 'Points West' from 1976 to 1982. He was a BBC TV national news reader, July 1985 until October 1987 and between February 1988 until December 1997, appearing on the 'One O'Clock News', 'Six O'Clock News', 'Nine O'Clock News' and 'News View'. Also a presenter of BBC TV's 'Breakfast News' 1993 - TBC. More recently he has appeared on BBC News 24 and as one of the main anchors for the ITV News Channel.
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Original member of BBC Leeds' Look North team who then moved to London as a BBC TV News home reporter, 1974 - 1980 and 1983 - 1986. He was South Africa correspondent, 1980 - 1983.

Philip was a BBC TV relief news reader in April 1984, and between May 1985 and July 1985. He joined permanently in July 1986, remaining until January 1994. Relief presenter, 'Breakfast News', 1992 - 1994. Presenter on BBC Manchester's 'North West Tonight' in 1994, and news reader on BBC World in 1995.

More recently, he has presented on BBC News 24 and appeared again on BBC One reading the weekend news in August 2001.

In September 2005, Philip left the BBC because of a personality clash with a presenting colleague.
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Aaron's first job in journalism was in his native Australia; he joined the Seven Network as a news reporter in Sydney and Canberra. The States was his next stop, where he was European Bureau chief for Paramount Pictures and Real TV News.

Aaron joined BBC World as a business news presenter in February 2002. He is currently a presenter on 'World Business Report' and also fronts hourly business news bulletins.

As well as the business presenting role, Aaron also provides a weekly round-up of global airline reports for BBC World's weekly travel magazine, 'Fasttrack'.

Jane's first job in broadcasting was with BBC local radio at the age of 16.

She studied politics at London University and joined the BBC full time in late-1991. She was a producer with BBC Radio Five Live for 18 months. On completing the BBC Regional News Trainee Scheme, Jane moved into television.

She was a presenter on BBC Southampton's 'South Today' in 1997. Later that year. she joined BBC News 24 when it launched. She is still with the channel today.

During her time with the 24 hour news channel, Jane has anchored live coverage of many key news stories: the aftermath of September 11th; the first anniversary commemorations at Ground Zero in New York; the war in Iraq - broadcasting for nearly eight hours continuously.

As well as her BBC News 24 role, Jane also occasionally presents BBC One weekend bulletins and the weekday 'One O'Clock News'.

(OBE). Jimmy is a former Brentford (1949 - 1953) and Fulham footballer (1953 - 1961) and later manager at Coventry City (1961 - 1967). He famously campaigned, as PFA Chairman in 1957, to have the football league's Ł20 maximum wage scrapped.

He moved into broadcasting, first as technical advisor on BBC drama 'United!' (1965 - 1967) and then became head of sport at LWT from 1967 - 1972. He also fronted their 1970 World Cup coverage which, at his suggestion, used the first panel of football pundits. He was briefly LWT's deputy controller of programmes, before joining the BBC in 1973 to present 'Match Of The Day'.

He made over 600 appearances, becoming a TV icon, instantly recognisable and often caricatured for his long chin and distinctive beard. As a presenter or analyst, he worked on every major international football championship from 1966 - 1998.

In 1999, he moved to Sky Sports to present 'Jimmy Hill's Sunday Supplement', a weekly discussion show between himself and three football journalists conducted over a Sunday breakfast.
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Celina started her broadcasting career at BBC Southern Counties radio in 2002. She has also worked on BBC World Service radio and BBC Radio 5 Live.

Celina joined BBC News 24 and BBC World as a sports presenter in the summer of 2002. In 2005, she became the first female presenter of 'Match Of The Day' and in January 2006, the first woman to present 'Football Focus'.

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.
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Chris was educated at Tonbridge School and Oxford University. He played football for QPR and Aldershot FC. His media career began with Sky Sports in 1994. He was later involved with Channel One, GMTV, Meridian and Channel 5.

In 1999, he joined the BBC and became a familiar face on BBC News 24 where he was a sports presenter. In October 2005, he was announced as the new main sports presenter for BBC 'Breakfast', replacing Rob Bonnet.

During his time with the BBC, Chris has also reported for 'Grandstand' and 'Football Focus'.

BBC News home reporter, 1956 - 1961; BBC TV News assistant parliamentary correspondent, 1961 - 1963; assistant political correspondent, 1963 - 1970; deputy political editor, 1970 - 1972; political editor, 1975 - 1980.

BBC Two news reader on 'News Extra', October 1973 until February 1975. Holmes moved into BBC management in 1973 and between 1980 and 1985. He is married to Linda Alexander (of 'Newsnight' and a relief BBC TV news reader in 1982).
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BBC Radio Overseas/Third Programme announcer, 1945 - 1979. BBC TV news reader, July 1954 until May 1957. He died on 15 April 1986, aged 69.
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After studying journalism at Belfast College of Business Studies, Eamonn worked briefly for a trade magazine before joining Ulster Television in 1981 as a presenter/reporter on a farming programme, 'Farming Ulster'. He also reported on sport. In 1982, Eamonn took over from Gloria Hunniford on 'Good Evening Ulster' which he presented until his move to BBC Manchester in September 1986, to present 'Open Air'.

In 1989, Eamonn was asked to host BBC One's 'Holiday' programme. In the early-1990s, he was a sports news presenter on 'Breakfast Time'.

From January 1993, Eamonn was one of the original team of presenters at GMTV.

In October 2005, he joined the Sunrise team on Sky News, co-presenting with Lorna Dunkley. Eamonn had quit GMTV earlier in the year.

Eamonn also currently presents a radio show on BBC Radio 5 Live every Saturday; he has a column in the Sunday People newspaper; he presents an easy listening music show on London's 105.4FM every Sunday; and he hosts 'The National Lottery Jetset' on BBC One.

Eamonn launched his autobiography 'This Is My Life' in May 2006.

Other TV programmes that Eamonn has been involved with: 'Check It Out' (consumer affairs programme, UTV); 'All Mixed Up' (quiz, UTV).
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His early TV career was based at TWW in Cardiff, which he joined after a spell as a reporter on the local Western Mail newspaper. He joined BBC TV News as a reporter in 1970; later positions included New York correspondent, 1972 - 1974, Washington correspondent, 1974 - 1977, South Africa correspondent, 1977 - 1980, diplomatic correspondent, 1980 - 1981 and a BBC TV news reader from June 1981 until December 1984, mainly on the 'Nine O'Clock News'.

From July 1989 to March 1998, he appeared semi-regularly as a relief news reader. Since 1987 he has been one of the main presenters on BBC Radio 4's 'Today' as well as presenting Radio 4's 'On the Ropes', and from 1993 until 2003, BBC One's 'On the Record'.

He was named Journalist of the Year in 2000 in an awards ceremony organised by The House magazine and Channel 4.
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Mishal joined the BBC as a producer. She then became a business reporter and presenter. In September 2000 she became the launch presenter of 'Asia Business Report' (based in Singapore). She later returned to London to co-present 'World Business Report'.

Mishal is a regular business and news presenter on BBC World.

In early-2006, she was appointed as one of the new regular presenters of the BBC One/BBC News 24 'Breakfast' programme.

Other TV projects: Mishal has also appeared on BBC One's 'Real Story' and presents 'Hardtalk Extra' - an interview-based programme focusing on the world of the arts.

Grampian TV announcer and BBC TV in-vision announcer in the mid-1960s; presenter, BBC children's TV 'Junior Points Of View', 1963 - 1964.
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Co-anchor of STV's 'Scotsport' in the mid and late-1980s and early-1990s. Hazel now presents for BBC Sport nationally, notably snooker.

Hazel was the main anchor on the BBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics in 2006.

Becky graduated from the University of Luton in 1997 with a BA Hons in media performance.

She started off in broadcasting at Vibe FM, eventually becoming the co-presenter on the breakfast show. Since then she has had a varied career: weather girl for Anglia TV; reporter and presenter on BBC's 'Newsround' (November 2001 - February 2003); co-presenter on the breakfast show at Capital Radio (March 2003 - December 2004); presenter and reporter for GMTV's 'Entertainment Today'; co-presenter 'The Wright Stuff' on Five; presenter, Sky Sports News.

In May 2005, Becky returned to 'Anglia News' as a presenter and reporter.

Joined BBC Wales Presentation from Swansea Sound radio in 1989. Left in the mid-1990s to direct news and then concentrate on motorsports. Fronts world rallying programmes for BBC Network.
David began his broadcasting life in radio. His first job was with BBC Radio 4 on 'The World At One'. He was the first voice on LBC.

David then moved into television and was involved with various current affairs programmes and programmes specialising in miscarriages of justice: 'Rough Justice' (BBC); 'Trial And Error' (Channel 4).

In 2000, he left broadcasting temporarily to become Commissioner on the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

In 1998, he was awarded the RTS Special Award for his career in investigating miscarriages of justice.

David currently presents news programmes for BBC World as well as writing documentaries.

Roger's broadcasting career began in local radio in 1988. He has worked on BBC local radio in Suthampton and Manchester.

Since 1997, he has been a sports presenter with BBC South's 'South Today', He also acts as stand-in for Sally Taylor.

Roger has also appeared on screen on BBC News 24 and BBC 'Final Score'.

1990s 'Anglia News' anchor, who moved on to report and present for BBC News 24, latterly as Midlands correspondent. She is now arts correspondent for BBC Radio.
Sally was a presenter on 'Central News' in the West Midlands in the mid-1980s. She went on to become a national sports presenter on the BBC's 'Breakfast News' and has presented various BBC networked programmes She's also a former tennis champion.

Sally is now a freelance writer, journalist and broadcaster.

Career overview:
• BBC News trainee; Westward TV reporter; HTV (Wales) presenter/reporter; co-presenter 'Wales At Six'; reporter, ITN and 'Channel 4 News',
• Central TV: co-presenter 'Central News'; reporter, 'Central Lobby' - politics show.
• In the late-1980s, moved to become sport and news presenter at 'BBC Breakfast News' and Britain's first networked female sports presenter, fronting BBC TV's Olympics coverage (1988 and 1992).
• Former 'Woman's Hour' presenter from Birmingham; presented 'Transworld Sport'; 'On The Line' - BBC sports politics show; 'The Garden Party' - networked BBC magazine show from Glasgow.
• Tennis champion - 5 Blues at Oxford; World Real Tennis champion, 1989 - 1995; captained Midlands schools and Oxford University at netball; GB Universities squash champion.
• Now a prolific freelance writer, journalist and broadcaster, specialising in sport, education, business and the countryside.
• Media training: clients include the National Trust and British three-day event team.
• Press officer of the Real Tennis and Rackets Association.
• Research and place articles and organise media coverage for a range of businesses, charities and sports organisations, including Neptune Investment Management, M & G Investments, Maurice Lacroix Swiss Watches, Warwickshire LTA, National Rounders Association and Beauchamp Financial Services.

Sally was educated at Coleshill Parochial School, Warwickshire, Coleshill Grammar School and King Edward's High School for Girls, Birmingham. She has an MA in English (Hons) from St Hugh's College, Oxford.

Hobbies: governor of King Edward's Schools Foundation in Birmingham; governor of King Edward's Grammar School, Handsworth; sport - especially racket sports; quizzes - semi-finalist on 'Mastermind'; also won 'Krypton Factor', 'Fifteen-To-One' and 'Sale of the Century' (youngest ever winner); drama - playwriting and acting in amateur theatricals; local history - won an award for a book on Georgian Warwickshire; music - play the harp; gardening - keen amateur naturalist.

Sally lives in Warwickshire, Birmingham and West London with husband, property developer John Grant, and teenage children, Roly and Madeline, both keen games-players, who also write (freelance) and model.
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Anna began her professional career as the editor of a business magazine in the late-1980s. She joined the BBC in 1992, working initially as a senior producer in the BBC's business department. During her time there she also edited and reported for 'Business Breakfast' and 'World Business Report' in London and New York.

She joined BBC World as a presenter in 1996 and switched to business presenting on BBC News 24 at its launch in 1997. In 1999, she presented 'Business Breakfast' and later that year reverted to a news presenting role on BBC News 24.

In 2005, Anna left the BBC and joined Sky News as a presenter.

Joined BBC Sport as broadcast journalist for BBC News 24 in 1998. Moved to news presenting at BBC News 24 and BBC World in 1999. From October 2000, he appeared as presenter of BBC TV's 'Breakfast' and an occasional news reader on the 'One O'Clock News' and 'Six O'Clock News'. He subsequently became the second presenter of the 'One O'Clock News'.
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Gillian did a post graduate in journalism at City University. Her first broadcast job was with BBC 'North West Tonight' in 1991. She previously worked at BBC Pebble Mill whilst studying for her degree.

She later became a radio reporter and producer with Radio Merseyside. In 1998 she moved to London, and took up a post as news reader with BBC Radio 1.

By the late-1990s, Gillian was presenting on BBC 'Newsroom South East'. Subsequent roles included presenting on BBC 'Breakfast' and BBC News 24.

In 2005, Gillian moved to Sky News where she is a presenter.

Natasha has an Oxford degree in English and after leaving university worked as part of Neil Kinnock's advisory team. She joined Meridian TV in 1997 and after a spell reading the breakfast bulletins for the South East, rapidly moved to a main presenter's role on 'Meridian Tonight', the station's evening news programme from Southampton.

In 1999 she joined LNN to present 'London Tonight' alongside Alastair Stewart. She also presented the daytime version of the programme 'London Today' as well as LWT's live Sunday morning current affairs programme 'Seven Days'.

In 2000, Natasha moved to Sky to host 'Live At Five' for Sky News. The BBC was the next stop in 2002, where she replaced Sophie Raworth on 'Breakfast'.

In 2004, Natasha took part in the BBC 'Strictly Come Dancing' programme. She and dancing partner Brendan Cole went on to win the competition. She co-hosted the second series of the programme with Bruce Forsyth.

March 2005 and Natasha is named Newcaster Of The Year at the TRIC awards (Television and Radio Industry). In August 2005 she married investment banker Justin Bower.

Natasha moved to the BBC 'Six O'Clock News' in Autumn 2005 replacing Sophie Raworth who had gone on maternity leave. In spring 2006, Natasha was confirmed as a permanent presenter on the programme, following the announcement that Sophie Raworth was to move to the 'One O'Clock News' on her return from maternity leave, taking over from Anna Ford who retired from news presenting in April 2006.

Tom, born 1924, worked at the Met Office from 1950 until 1980. He was a BBC TV forecaster in 1961 and was heard on BBC radio from 1962 until 1965. He died in March 1980.
Born in India, Kenneth was educated at Felsted School and Oxford, where he gained a degree in modern languages. He was a BBC Radio Home Service announcer, 1948 - 1959 and a BBC TV news reader, July 1954 until March 1961 and again from July 1969 until 22 December 1981. He was also a BBC TV in-vision announcer, 1960 - 1961.

Kenneth freelanced from 1961 - 1969 as a presenter: BBC TV children's 'Pit Your Wits', 1961 - 1963, 'Fascinating Facts', 1963 - 1964 and BBC regional TV's 'Town And Around' in 1969. He also appeared in a 'Dr Who' story as a news reader in 1966, and in the mid-1960s anchored Southern Television's nightly magazine 'Day By Day'. In December 1957 he became the first BBC TV news reader to be named, when his name was superimposed on to the screen. He also famously lost a tooth whilst reading the BBC Two news in July 1979.

Later, he presented Channel 4's 'Treasure Hunt', from 1982, and then retired to live on the Isle of Wight where he opened an art gallery, specialising in the work of local painters. He devoted much of his time to his favourite charities, music and cooking, as well as racing and the theatre.
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(Sir). ITN newscaster from April 1956 until 1958. Reporter, BBC TV's 'Panorama', 1960 - 1963, '24 Hours', 1969 - 1972, 'Tonight', 1976 - 1978 and ITV's 'This Week', 1958 - 1960.

He was also presenter of BBC Radio 4's 'The World At One', 1965 - 1966, BBC TV's 'Midweek', 1972 - 1975, 'Newsday', 1975 - 1976 and 'Did You See...?', 1980 - 1988.

He was also relief chairman of BBC TV's 'Question Time'.

Ludovic was knighted in 1994.
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Born in 1952, John worked at the Met Office from 1970 until 2000, including a spell at the Nottingham Weather Centre (1980 - 1985) where he made appearances on BBC Birmingham's 'Midlands Today' and Central TV. He was a BBC TV forecaster from October 1985 until 2000 and also appeared on BBC TV's 'Breakfast Time' (1986 - 1987), 'Breakfast News' (1990 - 1991 and 1993 - 2000). He also spent three years as the resident weather expert on BBC Two's 'The Travel Show'.

John took over from Bert Foord as the weather team's horse racing tipster and pop group A Tribe Of Toffs recorded 'John Kettley Is A Weatherman' which peaked at number 21 in the December 1988 pop charts. Since leaving BBC TV, he has gone freelance and has broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live and continues to support Burnley FC.
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Carol joined the BBC secretarial reserve in 1984 and later moved to the BBC Religious Broadcasting department with broadcasts on BBC Scotland and national radio. Later, she presented HTV's bi-monthly series 'Talking Issues'. She joined The Weather Channel in 1996 and the BBC Weather Centre in April 1998, appearing primarily on BBC News 24. Currently alternates every three weeks with Louise Lear and Helen Willetts presenting the weather bulletins on BBC’s 'Breakfast', welcoming viewers with her cheery elongated Scottish “good morning”.
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Isobel Lang has worked at the Met Office since 1991. She appeared briefly as a holiday relief forecaster for Meridian TV before joining the BBC Weather Centre in May 1995. She has been a regular BBC TV forecaster since December of that year.
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Kirsty started at the BBC as a graduate news trainee in 1985 after completing a degree in international relations at the London School of Economics and a postgrad MA in journalism from City University, London.

She then became a general news reporter in radio. In 1989, she took up a post in Budapest as stringer for the BBC World Service. In late-1991, she became a correspondent in the BBC Paris office.

C. 1994, Kirsty returned to London to take up a post as a reporter for 'Newsnight'. In summer 1995 she moved out of television to join the Sunday Times as their Paris correspondent. She remained there until 1998 when she returned to TV as Europe correspondent and presenter for 'Channel 4 News'.

In 2002, Kirsty moved to the BBC where she presented the news on BBC World and fronted the BBC Four news programme.

Reporter, BBC TV's 'Panorama' in the mid-1960s, and a national BBC TV news reader from June 1968 until December 1968. Reporter, '24 Hours' in 1969 and 'Nationwide', 1969 - 1972. Presenter, BBC TV's 'Pebble Mill At One' from 1972 until 1986, and 'Saturday Night At The Mill' from 1976 until 1981.
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Joined BBC staff in October 1955, providing sound effects for 'The Archers'. Radio announcer, 1959. Presenter, BBC Midlands 1959 - 1960 and 1964. BBC TV relief news reader, 1959 until June 1963. Later he was a commentator/producer for BBC Radio Birmingham and Radio WM.
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Sue is a former BBC TV South West 'Spotlight' presenter (1970 - 1972) who found national fame as one of the regular hosts of 'Nationwide' for eleven years from 1972.

Born in Dudley in the West Midlands in July 1946, Sue started her career as a trainee journalist with the Western Mail and the South Wales Echo in Cardiff. She joined the BBC in 1970 and later presented the 'Nine O'Clock News' and the 'Six O'Clock News'.

She regularly presented programmes on BBC TV, and has stood in as presenter on 'Question Time' and 'Wogan', among many others.

In 1988, Sue took over as host of BBC Radio 4's 'Desert Island Discs'. In April 2006, she announced that she would be leaving the programme in August 2006.
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Born in 1936, Geof worked for the Met Office from 1959 until 1974 and again from 1990 until TBC. He appeared as a BBC TV forecaster from 1965 until 1967 and was also heard on BBC radio during this period.
Originally a researcher for CBBC, in 1992 Louise worked as a weather presenter for Central TV in Nottingham. She then moved to LBC and joined The Weather Channel at its launch in 1996. Moved to the BBC Weather Centre in April 1998, working primarily on BBC News 24. Currently alternates every 3 weeks with Carol Kirkwood and Helen Willetts presenting the weather bulletins on BBC’s 'Breakfast'.
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David was born in 1951 and worked at the Met Office from 1973 including Manchester (1975 - 1978), London and Cardiff Weather Centres (where he made appearances on HTV). He joined the BBC Weather Centre in January 1994 and was a BBC TV forecaster from May 1995 until 2000; he was also heard on BBC radio during this period.
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Jan Leeming announced for Westward Television in 1965 and stayed for about a year before pursuing her career on larger ITV stations, such as Granada, HTV West (news reader, 'Report West'), and then BBC News, where she was one of the main news readers in the early-1980s. She was also a presenter of BBC Children's TV's 'Tom Tom', 1970; BBC TV's 'Pebble Mill At One', 1976 - 1978 and a BBC Radio 2 announcer in 1980.

Jan was a BBC TV news reader from May 1980 until April 1987. She was on duty on Bank Holiday Monday, May 1980, when the longest ever news flash occurred when the SAS ended the Iranian Embassy siege. Famously, she carried on reading the news when a studio bulb broke shattering hot glass down onto her during the news summary within Grandstand in 1982. She was also a contributor to ITV's 'This Morning' in 1988 and 1990.
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Began his career with BBC Northern Ireland in 1966, moving to HTV Wales as a reporter in 1968. He was an ITN reporter from 1970 - 1986 with newscasting duties in 1977 and from 1981 - September 1986. He defected to the BBC in October 1986 to present the 'One O'Clock News' and later moved to the 'Nine O'Clock News' and 'Six O' Clock News'.

He caused some controversy by calling for more 'good news' to be included in bulletins. He left the BBC news team in May 1999.

Martyn has also hosted quiz shows, such as BBC Two's 'The Day Today'. Other presenting roles include 'Songs Of Praise'.

Martyn returned to ITN for one night (21 September 2005), as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, to co-present the 'ITV Evening News'.
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BBC Radio Home Service announcer, 1932 - 1969. BBC TV news reader July 1954 until May 1957. He appeared as a news reader in a 1968 episode of 'Dad's Army' and as a radio announcer in Thames TV's 1978 series 'Edward And Mrs Simpson'. He died on 7 January 1981.
Lynette Lithgow started her television career as an in-vision announcer at Granada Television. She then moved to the BBC in the East Midlands as a presenter in 1989 and became a national BBC TV news reader from February 1990 to October 1991, mostly on weekend bulletins and for BBC Two's 'News View'. She also presented the charity appeal programme 'Lifeline' in the late-1980s. She left to join BBC World as a news reader in 1991.

Lynette left journalism to take up an academic career and after completing a law degree at Oxford, she went on to take up a fellowship post at Harvard.

Lynette was murdered in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in December 2001.
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Since her broadcasting career started in the late-1980s, Sarah has worked for many national and local TV outlets in the UK. A lot of her work is done on a freelance basis.

Career highlights include: presenter/reporter, 'BBC Newsroom South East' (1991 - 2001); anchor, 'Meridian Tonight' (1998 - 2000); news reader, GMTV (2000/2001); anchor/business presenter/reporter, Sky News (2000/2002/2003/2006); business presenter/reporter, BBC News 24 (2001 - 2003).

A more detailed treatment of Sarah's career can be found at her website - link below.

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Chris has a degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University. Although he went on to complete a teaching qualification, he opted to follow a career in broadcasting. Chris joined the BBC as a graduate journalist trainee in 1972 (Jeremy Paxman joined on the same day).

During the 1970s and a portion of the 1980s, he reported for radio and TV, spending a lot of his time in Northern Ireland during some of the worst days of the Troubles.

During the 1980s, Chris switched to presenting: presenter, BBC Radio 4's 'Today' in 1982 and from 1986 - 1991; presenter on the 'PM' programme in 1983 and from 1993; he was a BBC TV news reporter in 1983 and a relief news reader from August 1984 until October 1986 and from March 1989 until December 1997, and again in January 2000; he also read the news on BBC Two's 'Newsnight' from 1986 until 1989; relief presenter for BBC 'Breakfast News' in 1990.

In 2000, Chris joined BBC News 24 as a weekend presenter.
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Rebecca won the BBC Talent 'Search For a Football Reporter' in 2002, six months after finishing at university. During her time with the BBC she has worked as a reporter on 'Match Of The Day', 'Final Score' and 'Football Reporter'. She has also read the sports news on BBC Radios 1, 2 and 5 Live.

Since 2005, Rebecca has also been presenting the sports news on BBC News 24.

BBC TV weather forecaster from April 1967 until December 1969. He later became one of the presenters of BBC Radio 4's 'You And Yours' in the 1970s.
Tyne Tees TV news reporter and presenter, who fronted the 'Network North' Bilsdale transmitter local news opt-out in the mid-1990s. Jake has now moved to the BBC, where he is a reporter and presenter for BBC News 24.
Deborah is a long serving news and music presenter with the BBC World Service. Since the early-2000s, Deborah has been presenting overnight news programmes on BBC News 24 (simulcast on BBC World).
Sally's journalistic career began in newspapers with The Scotsman and Sunday Standard.

She joined BBC Scotland as a current affairs presenter. London then beckoned, where she became one of the main presenters on 'Nationwide' successor, 'Sixty Minutes'.

In October 1986, she became one of the regular presenters on BBC One's 'Breakfast Time', later 'Breakfast News'. In the mid-1990s, she moved back to BBC Scotland where she became a regular presenter on 'Reporting Scotland'.

Since then, she has been associated with many TV productions - for BBC Network and BBC Scotland. Among them: 'Dunblane: A Community Remembers' (1996; she won a Scottish Bafta for her commentary on this programme); 'Diana: My Sister the Princess' (1998; awarded an RTS award for her interview with Earl Spencer); General Elections (1997, 2001, 2005); the funeral of Princess Diana; 'Songs Of Praise'.

Since late-2005, Sally has been the Friday presenter on BBC Two's 'Daily Politics'.

Eddie was a presenter on BBC 'Reporting Scotland' in the early-1990s. He moved to BBC Radio 5 Live at its launch in 1990. He is now a regular voice on BBC Radio 4, including the 'PM' programme.

He also occasionally presented 'Newsnight' (2004 - 2005).

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.
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Andrew was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He was educated at Dundee High School, Craigflower School in Fife, and Loretto School, Musselburgh, East Lothian. He gained a BA in English from Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

Andrew spent a considerable portion of his journalistic career in the newspaper industry. He joined The Scotsman as a trainee and junior business reporter in 1981. By 1984, he was their parliamentary correspondent. He then switched to The Independent for two years before returning to The Scotsman as political editor. He was political editor at The Economist from 1988 until 1992. In 1992, he returned to The Independent as chief political commentator; in 1996 he became editor.

1998 and Andrew was on the move again - this time to The Express and The Observer where he became a columnist.

In May 2000, Andrew was appointed to one of the highest profile positions in British TV news - BBC political editor. He remained in the role until after the 2005 General Election. In September that year he became the presenter of a new Sunday morning news show, 'Sunday AM' (the replacement for 'Breakfast With Frost').

Andrew also presents BBC Radio 4's 'Start The Week'.

He has won many awards throughout his career: Columnist Of The Year, What The Papers Say Awards, 1995; Columnist Of The Year, British Press Awards, 1995; Journalist Of The Year, Creative Freedom Awards 2000; Journalist Award, Channel 4 Political Awards, 2001; Royal Television Society Television Journalism Award, 2001, for specialist journalism on the 'BBC Ten O'Clock News'; the Richard Dimbleby Award at the Bafta Television Awards, 2004.

Sandi was a presenter on BBC South West's 'Spotlight' in the mid-1980s and BBC 'Points West' in the late-1980s. She was also a relief BBC TV news reader on 'News After Noon' from May 1983 until July 1983 and again from April 1984 until September 1984.
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Claire is a reporter for BBC News. She also presents occasionally on the BBC News Channel.

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BBC Radio announcer, 1934 - 1939 and 1945 - 1957. BBC TV news reader, July 1954 until October 1955. He died on 1 April 1960, aged 64.
Don was born in 1927 and worked at the Met Office from 1949 until 1985. He was a BBC TV forecaster from 1963 until 1964 and also on BBC radio from 1963 until 1968. He later worked in Lusaka, Zambia, from January until May 1966, acting as forecaster for the RAF detachment when Rhodesia declared independence.
Patricia is a graduate of Durham and Reading universities (Middle East studies, Law and Politics). She is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Patricia joined the BBC's 'Inside Out' programme in 2002, specialising in sustained investigation and undercover reporting. Landmark legal action was taken on the basis of the findings in two of her investigations.

Patricia specialises in religion and ethics, gypsies and travellers. She is an active campaigner for the rights of gypsies and travellers.

Presenter, BBC TV's 'Nationwide', 1980 - 1983 and 'South East At Six' in 1983. BBC TV relief news reader in November 1985, August until October 1986, and June 1988 until March 1993.

He was also a news reader and presenter, 'Breakfast Time' in 1989; presenter, 'Breakfast News', 1989 - 1992. He left to join Sky News in 1993.

In 1998 he became Director of Public Affairs working to Mohammed Al Fayed at Harrods. More recently he presented BBC South East's 'South East Today' from 2001 - 2002.
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Worked at the Met Office from 1941 until 1964 and from 1971 until 1983. He was the third BBC TV weather forecaster, serving from February 1954 until August 1959 and also on BBC radio in 1957. Date of death unknown.
Daisy is ITV News' chief political correspondent. Previously, she co-presented BBC Two's 'The Daily Politics'.

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Kirsty joined the BBC Weather team in September 2003. She initially started her training on new media forecasts with regular broadcasts on BBC interactive and online services. She completed the first part of her forecaster training at the Met Office College in 2004 and returned to the BBC Weather Centre. In 2005 she passed her advanced forecaster exams, and is now broadcasting across a range of television and radio channels.
Glasgow born, fast talking and bespectacled, Ian McCaskill became the most imitated BBC TV weather forecaster with his very own Spitting Image puppet. He was a BBC TV forecaster from October 1978 until July 1979 and again from September 1983 until June 1998. From 1979 until 1983 he worked at Birmingham Airport. He appeared on BBC TV's 'Breakfast Time' in 1985/1986 and 'Breakfast News' in the early-1990s. He came out of retirement in August 1999 to appear on GMTV and also presented for BBC TV's 'Look North' in Leeds.

He has made guest appearances on 'Masterchef' and 'Have I Got News For You'. He appeared on the first series of Celebrity Fit Club (ITV 2002) and has voiced TV adverts. In September 2006, he featured as a contestant on Celebrity Masterchef (BBC).
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Long serving Grampian TV news reporter and presenter. Donald went on to present BBC Two's 'Newsnight' programme during the 1980s.
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.
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Rob, born 1961, has worked at the Met Office since 1982. BBC TV forecaster since July 1991 (currently longest serving as at 2006); he has also been heard regularly on BBC radio. Rob is married to BBC TV announcer Rosanne McMillan.
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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.
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An Australian BBC TV news reader, October 1960 until May 1963. Presenter, BBC TV's local 'Town And Around', 1961 - 1962. Most recently appeared playing a news reader in an episode of Australian series 'Neighbours', transmitted in December 1999.
Annita was a reporter and occasional news presenter with BBC Northern Ireland in the late-1990s and early-2000s, working on the 'Newsline' programme. C. 2002, Annita moved to national reporting with the BBC in England.

In 2006, she worked as a relief presenter on BBC News 24, before taking up a regular presenting role on the channel during 2007.

Cliff Michelmore became a household name as the main presenter of BBC Television's ground breaking 'Tonight' programme (1957 - 1965) and had around him such luminaries as Geoffrey Johnson-Smith (later to become a Conservative MP), Derek Hart, Kenneth Allsop, Fyfe Robertson and Alan Whicker.

In 1965 Cliff went on - with many of the same colleagues (and others) - to be one of the main presenters of the late night '24 Hours' news and current affairs programme on BBC One until 1968 (the programme continued every weeknight until 1972).

Cliff continued in his freelance role as a BBC presenter of various programmes, including the 'Holiday' programme, from 1969 until 1986. He returned to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary in 1994, with the then presenter Jill Dando, and visited the resort featured in the first programme. In February 1980, he replaced Barry Westwood as the chief presenter of Southern Television's 'Day By Day' programme, working Monday to Thursday each week. There was an irony here because 'Day By Day' - like many other regional early evening magazine programmes - was launched because of the huge success of the old BBC 'Tonight' programme. Tonight was a pioneering programme that set the tone for a generation of imitators.

Cliff's 22 month stint with Southern Television ended on December 31 1981 - the day Southern's franchise expired. His spell with Southern Television merited one line in his autobiography.

His wife was 'forces favourite' broadcaster Jean Metcalf, who also was a well known broadcaster on BBC radio, who died in February 2000.
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Louise's broadcasting career began with the BBC Latin American World Service (she speaks fluent Spanish) in 1993. Next stop was the 'Today' programme on BBC Radio 4.

She then became a reporter for BBC Radio Berkshire and later Fox FM in Oxford.

Other jobs include: reporter on Channel 5's showbusiness programme, 'Exclusive'; presenter on Direct 97.3FM; presenter 'Move It' (BBC Radio 5 Live); reporter on '5 News'.

She rejoined the BBC in 1998, working on BBC Radio 5 Live. During her time at the station she has presented various programmes, including: 'Drive'; 'Sport On 5'; 'Breakfast'.

Since September 2003, Louise has been a regular news presenter on BBC News 24.

Started her TV career as a reporter and presenter for Channel Television. Relief presenter, BBC Two's 'Newsnight' in 1998. Presenter, BBC TV's 'Breakfast' in October 2000. Occasional BBC TV news reader on weekend editions of the 'Ten O'Clock News' in February, April and August 2001. Recently, presenter of BBC Radio 4's 'Today' and 'Hard Talk' on BBC News 24.
BBC Radio Home Service/Radio 4 announcer, 1959 - 1973. BBC Two news reader on 'News Review For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing', May 1964 until August 1974. Presenter, BBC Regional TV's 'Town And Around', 1967. More recently, Michael De Morgan has worked at the South African Embassy in London.
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A reporter for BBC TV News, and then a news reader from July 1979 until July 1980, and in February and October 1987. He was a special correspondent, 1983 - 1988, and was on duty on Bank Holiday Monday in August 1979 when Earl Mountbatten of Burma was murdered by the IRA.

News reader, BBC TV's 'Breakfast Time' in 1984 and 1985. He was one of the original members of the Sky News presenting team from February 1989 until February 2000.
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Juliet started as a reporter and presenter with BBC South West's 'Spotlight' programme (1988 - 1990).

In 1990, she became a presenter with CBBC's 'Newsround'. In 1995, she moved to national news presenting, fronting the sports news segments on 'BBC Breakfast News'.

Juliet later became associated with many television productions, working both as a presenter and reporter: 'Here And Now' (BBC); 'The Travel Show' (BBC); '999' (BBC); 'Good Food Show'; 'Vintage And Veteran' (Meridian); 'The Heaven And Earth Show' (2001, BBC); 'House Detectives' (BBC); 'Panorama' (BBC); 'Unchartered Territory' (BBC); '2000 Today' (BBC).

Fran was a presenter on BBC 'Reporting Scotland' in the late-1970s.

Other TV roles include: news reader, 'Newsnight' (BBC, 1980 - 1981); presenter, 'South East At Six' (BBC, 1983); reporter, '60 Minutes' (BBC, 1983 - 1984).

Known as 'Motty' to a generation of football fans and renowned for the facts he conveys during his commentaries. John joined BBC Radio in 1968 and appeared as a sports presenter/commentator on football and tennis programmes.

In 1971, he joined 'Match Of The Day' and to date has commented on over a thousand matches including World Cup, FA Cup and European Championship finals.

When Premiership football TV highlights moved to ITV for a period from 2001, and 'Match Of The Day' was no longer a weekly fixture, Motson returned to radio, providing match commentary on BBC Radio Five Live.

He continues to make frequent appearances on 'Match Of The Day' and contributes to BBC Sport's website – which he has done since the site launched in 2000.
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Tim studied medieval and modern history at Birmingham University. Whilst there, he worked part-time for BBC Radio WM.

On completing his university studies, Tim joined cable TV station Channel One in 1994 as a video journalist. In 1997, he moved to Sky News where he spent five years as a reporter, including two years as its Los Angeles correspondent.

The BBC was Tim's next stop, in 2002, where he worked initially as a reporter for 'Liquid News'. Since 2004, he has been a reporter for 'Breakfast'. He also fronts the news on BBC News 24 and BBC World occasionally.

Dermot was a presenter on Channel 4's 'Business Daily' and 'Channel 4 Daily' in 1990.

ITN newscaster from February 1992 until 2002. Presenter on Carlton TV's 'The Big Story', 1993 until 1997.

He joined BBC TV's 'Breakfast' in September 2002.

(OBE). Jenni joined BBC Radio Bristol in 1973. In 1978, she moved to BBC 'South Today' where she was a reporter and presenter.

In 1983, she joined 'Newsnight'; she also presented on 'London Plus' in the mid-1980s. Jenni moved back to radio in 1985, joining the presenting team on BBC Radio 4's 'Today' programme.

In 1987, she became the regular presenter of BBC Radio 4's 'Woman's Hour'.

She contributes to a number of newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph; she was a columnist for the Daily Express from 1998 until 2000. Jenni also writes for Eve magazine.

Clive is a reporter with BBC News. He has also presented occasionally on the BBC News Channel.

We have no further information on this presenter at present. Presenters are encouraged to update their online profile by providing details via our Profile Submission mechanism.

Adnan started off as a broadcast assistant in the Latin American section of the BBC World Service in 1994. He then moved to local/national BBC radio where he was a producer and reporter, specialising in sport.

Adnan joined BBC News 24 in 2000 as a producer, before later switching to a presenting role. Since 2001, he has also presented on BBC World.

Andrew presents political programming on BBC TV, including 'This Week' and 'The Daily Politics'. Other BBC TV presenting roles include: 'Newsnight' and late-night political programmes 'The Midnight Hour' and 'Despatch Box'.

He is a former editor of 'The Sunday Times'.

We have no further information on this presenter at present. Presenters are encouraged to update their online profile by providing details via our Profile Submission mechanism.

Jim Neilly started his broadcasting career with BBC Northern Ireland in the late-1970s, working in the sports department there as a presenter and commentator. He has covered many major sporting events for BBC Northern Ireland (and later BBC Network), including the Commonwealth Games, Olympic Games, Rugby World Cup and Five Nations Championships.

He became head of sport and events at BBC Northern Ireland in the late-1980s. In 1993, he took over from Harry Carpenter as the main national BBC boxing commentator.

Tim was a BBC TV announcer for 24 years from 1965 to 1970 and 1972 to 1990. He was a relief news reader on 'News Review For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing' and 'Weekend News', April to October 1971. He is now retired and lives abroad.
Mary began her journalism career as a presenter and writer on 'World Business Satellite' for TV Tokyo. She then went on to work for BBC World Service Television's 'World Business Report' as a presenter and writer.

She worked for Reuters Financial Television in 1994 as a presenter on the early morning financial programme, transmitted to city dealers at their desks, and on bulletins issued throughout the day. From 1993 until April 1999 she was co-presenter of LNN's flagship news programme 'London Tonight' and also presented 'London Today', Carlton's lunchtime magazine programme.

In 1995 she co-presented on ITV's 1995 World Cup Rugby coverage and presented weekend editions of ITN's 'World News' service. Re-joined ITN in January 2001 to co-present the 'ITV Evening News' as well as the full range of news programmes on ITV.

Mary played a key role in ITV Election 2001, presenting constant updates and constituency results during the eight hour broadcast.

Other TV credits: presenter 'Wish You Were Here..?' (1999 - 2001, ITV); 'The Really Good Food Show'; 'I-Spy'; 'Most Wanted'.
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John is a former 'Blue Peter' presenter.
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Westcountry viewers know her best as one of the long serving presenters of the BBC's highly popular 'Points West' news programme. But earlier in her career Susan could be found manning the continuity desk at HTV West. She has also presented the BBC's Norwich-based 'Look East' news programme (1985 - 1988).

Since the late-1990s, Susan has also covered overnight weekend shifts for BBC News 24 and BBC World.

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.

Graham was born in 1932 and worked at the Met Office from 1951 until 1992. He was a BBC TV forecaster from 1963 until January 1974 and also on BBC radio from 1962 until 1974. He recalls getting a strange look from a fellow passenger when he boarded a bus as he had forgotten to remove the TV makeup and hairspray! He was appointed manager of Norwich Weather Centre in 1984 and later appeared for a number of years on BBC Norwich's 'Look East'.
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John Parry was a BBC TV and radio weather forecaster from July 1954 until 1955. He worked at the Met Office until 1979. John died in 1983.
Reporter, BBC TV's 'Panorama', 1979 - 1984. BBC One news reader on 'Six O'Clock News', September 1984 to May 1985. Presenter, 'London Plus' 1985 and 1986; presenter, 'Breakfast Time', 1986 - 1989 and BBC Two's Newsnight since 1989. In 1994 he began hosting the re-launched 'University Challenge' series, still made by Granada TV but shown on BBC Two.
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Michael has a degree in politics from the University of Sussex. He is one of the BBC's most experienced reporters and presenters. He has been a network reporter since 1983 and has presented on 'Grandstand', 'Breakfast News', 'Breakfast', 'Australia Direct' and 'The Insider’s Guide To The Olympics'.

Michael travelled to Australia in 1986 to cover an English cricket tour. He was so taken by the lifestyle there that he vowed to return as soon as possible. In 1989, he was appointed the BBC's Australian correspondent. He has been based there since 1990. He currently lives in Sydney with his wife.

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.
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BBC Radio Home Service announcer, 1935 - 1964. BBC TV news reader, July 1954 - May 1957. He died on 17 January 1980, aged 78.
Thames journalist who fronted 'Thames News' in 1989. Before moving to London, Liz was briefly co-host of 'Central News' from Birmingham. Liz can now be seen regularly as a presenter on BBC News 24, and before that presented on BBC World.
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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.
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Ken Pollard, born 1930, was a BBC TV forecaster from 1959 until 1960. He was working at Bracknell HQ at the time of the 25th anniversary get together but was mistakenly missed off the guest list, although they made up for that by inviting him to the 40th anniversary party at BBC TV Centre.
Martin has presented the news on Five (Early-2000s), BBC News 24 (2002 - 2003) and Sky News (2003 - present).

He also fronted the lifestyle magazine show 'Five News At Breakfast'. He has reported for ITN and worked as a political reporter for the BBC’s 'On The Record'.

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Susan Powell joined the Met Office as a trainee broadcast meteorologist and went through an intensive training programme - first completing the IFC meteorology foundation course at the Met Office Training Centre, and then broadcast meteorology training at the BBC Weather Centre. Susan joined BBC Weather Centre in April 2001 and now broadcasts across a range of BBC channels including BBC One and BBC News 24.
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When still in her teens, Louisa's ambition to become a journalist saw her spend much of her free time in the newsrooms of local radio stations. Her first job was as a reporter with BRMB in Birmingham.

She later moved to ITN in London where she was a production journalist. She soon became a regular presenter and reporter with Five News; in fact, Louisa was one of the youngest national news presenters when Five News took her on.

By September 2005, Louisa had switched to the BBC, where she read bulletins on 'Breakfast' and presented for 'BBC London News'. Louisa has also had occasional presenting shifts on BBC News 24.

BBC News sub-editor, 1949 - 1954. BBC Radio News, New Delhi correspondent, 1954 - 1958; Washington correspondent, 1958 - 1961; Beirut correspondent, 1961 - 1965.

He moved to BBC TV News as Washington correspondent, 1965 - 1970; special correspondent, 1970 - 1972; religious affairs correspondent, 1977 - 1982.

Gerald was a BBC Two news reader on 'Newsroom' from April 1964 until September 1966. He died on 20 June 1991.

Anne was born in 1952 and worked for the Met Office from 1974 until 1987. She was a BBC TV forecaster from 1981 until 1983 (second woman) and later appeared briefly on TVS as a relief forecaster from 1987 until 1988.
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Sophie's career at the BBC began in 1992 when she joined the regional trainee scheme and went on to become a reporter at Greater Manchester Radio. In 1994 she moved to Brussels to become a Europe correspondent for the BBC regions.

BBC Leeds beckoned in 1995 and Sophie became a reporter and presenter for 'Look North', where she remained until 1997, when she moved to London to anchor BBC TV's 'Breakfast News', 1997 - 2000, and 'Breakfast' from October 2000, alongside Jeremy Bowen. Relief BBC TV news reader in April 2002.

In January 2003, Sophie became one of the main co-anchors on the 'Six O'Clock News'. From May 2006, having just returned from maternity leave, she took up the role of anchor of the 'One O'Clock News'.

Sophie has also reported on 'Tomorrow's World' in the past.
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Mary started in broadcasting in 1990 as a graduate; she was offered a job at BBC Hereford and Worcester as a reporter after a placement on a degree course.

She has worked at various local radio stations during her career, including Gloucestershire, Manchester and Lancashire.

She later freelanced across BBC Radios 1, 2, 4 and 5, alongside independent productions and was subsequently offered the role of one of the first sport presenters on BBC News 24.

Her sports presenting career then developed into hosting a daily sports magazine programme - '110%'. In 2000 she became the sport presenter for the 'Ten O’Clock News'. She continues to present the sports segments on BBC One news programmes on an occasional basis.

She is currently the main female sports presenter on BBC World. She also presents the sport on BBC Radio 4's 'Today' programme.

Anglia Television sports reporter, presenter and commentator in the late-1970s and early-1980s. Steve also presented on ITV's coverage of the Moscow Olympics in 1980 as well as fronting the network's 'World Of Sport' and 'Midweek Sport Special'.

He moved to the BBC in 1985 where he achieved national fame as a presenter of 'Grandstand' and 'Sportsnight'. Steve presented many sports programmes for the BBC but specialised in golf.

Steve moved to ITV in Autumn 2005; he now fronts the network's coverage of Formula 1 racing.
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Born 1974, Nina joined the Met Office in December 2000 looking for new challenges. She had to go through an intensive training programme - first completing the IFC meteorology foundation course at the Met Office Training Centre, and then broadcast meteorology training at the BBC Weather Centre (that she joined in April 2001). She has been a BBC TV forecaster since November 2001 and has appeared across a range of BBC channels.
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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?
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BBC TV relief news reader, June 1963 until November 1963. He was on duty on 22 November 1963, the night President John F Kennedy was assassinated, and was praised by editors, colleagues and public for his calm manner.

BBC Radio Home Service announcer, 1964 - 1966. Presenter, BBC Light Programme 1964 - 1965.
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David broadcast career began in radio at Dundee station, Radio Tay. His next job took him to London; he became a reporter for BBC Radio 4's 'World At One', 'PM' and 'The World This Weekend'. He also read the news on BBC Radio 1.

He later moved into television, reporting for BBC One's 'Breakfast' and acting as a news correspondent for various other BBC channels. He was one of the original team of presenters on BBC News 24 from 1997, presenting the breakfast show and the weekend simulcast with BBC Two, 'Weekend 24'.

Since Novemeber 2000, David has been one of the regular presenters on 'Reporting Scotland'.

Chris' first reporting job was with BBC Five 5 youth programme 'Vibe'. He later presented for Buzz FM in Birmingham in 1990, Hallam FM in 1991 and then London’s Capital FM.

In 1994, he became the youngest ever presenter of the BBC's 'Newsround' programme. He later filed reports for BBC 'Breakfast', the 'Six O'Clock News', 'Nine O'Clock News' and BBC World Service.

After five years with 'Newsround', Chris moved to Sky News as a reporter. In September 2001, he became a regular presenter on the channel. He was on air when news of the terrorist attacks broke on September 11th.

In April 2002, Chris also presented on Channel 4's breakfast programme 'RI:SE', which was co-produced by Sky. He was back with Sky News during its coverage of the war on Iraq. He also presented on the 'Nightly News' programme for LBC 97.3 FM.

In 2003, Chris moved to ITV News, presenting five days a week on the ITV News Channel. He also presented some ITV 1 weekend bulletins. Since the closure of the ITV News Channel, Chris has switched mainly to reporting and presenting for ITV 1's 'London Tonight'. He also occasionally fronts the sports news on ITV 1's 'Nightly News'.

Chris can also be heard on BBC Radio 5 Live, mostly at weekends.

In the late-1980s, Helen joined 'Newsround' in the late-1980s; she specialised in sports reporting and also presented the programme. She remained with 'Newsround' until 1990.

Helen was the first female presenter of the BBC's 'Grandstand'. She later presented and reported for the BBC from many major sporting events including Wimbledon, the 1992 and 1996 Olympics and the 1994 Commonwealth Games.

She presented the sports segments on 'BBC Breakfast News', the 'Six O'Clock News' and weekend news bulletins on BBC One. In 1996, she was named Sports Presenter Of The Year and in July that year she received an MBE for services to sports broadcasting and charities.

In 1997, Helen was diagnosed with colon cancer, which later spread to her liver; the disease claimed her life in 1999 at the age of 43.
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Elizabeth joined the Met Office in December 2000 and completed four months of forecaster training at the Met Office college before arriving at the BBC in April 2001 to train as a Broadcast Meteorologist. She now broadcasts across a range of BBC channels.
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.
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Selina started as journalist with DC Thomson in Dundee, and prior to joining Grampian TV in 1978, she was the publicity officer for the Isle of Bute. She presented on 'Grampian Today' (which became 'North Tonight' in 1980). However, Network ITV beckoned - she was head-hunted by ITN and joined 'News At Ten' in July 1981.

Poached by the BBC in 1983, Selina was part of the launch presenting team of the Corporation's new breakfast television offering, 'Breakfast Time'. A few years later she moved on to present other BBC programmes, including 'The Clothes Show'. She left the BBC in the early-1990s.

Selina returned to ITN for one night (September 20 2005), as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, to co-present the 'ITV Evening News'.

Jack was born in 1923 and worked for the Met Office from 1941 until 1983. Former mainstay of the BBC TV national weather team from 1969 until 1983. Jack Scott later moved to Thames Television from 1983 until 1988 where he took over from Francis Wilson, who had left Thames for the BBC's 'Breakfast Time'. After retiring from Thames, Jack co-presented 'Years Ahead' on Channel 4 from 1988 until 1989.
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Adam has an honours degree in economics. He started out as an actor, working with the Royal Shakespeare company.

His first broadcasting job was with the BBC, working on 'Watchdog' and 'That's Life'. He later worked for Japanese television as a reporter and presenter. He also worked at Sky as a business reporter.

He returned to the BBC as a business presenter on BBC World and 'Business Breakfast'. In September 1994, he became a presenter on the new daytime BBC Two business programme, 'Working Lunch'.

He has reported for the BBC from the USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Canada and Romania.

Adam has also presented BBC Radio 5 Live’s 'Wake Up To Money' and BBC Radio 4’s 'Financial World Tonight'.

He has written for a number of newspapers including The Independent, The Mail on Sunday and Metro. He has also written and co-authored a number of books: Political Rhubarb; Money And How To Make More Of It; Managing Credit; Investing Basics.

He won the Plain English Campaign Broadcaster Of The Year award for his work in simplifying the language used by business people. For two years running he was Proshare Personality Of The Year for his work in reporting on the world of shares and investments.

John was born in 1952 and joined the Met Office in 1970. He was a BBC TV forecaster for a short period from April - August 1981. He was on duty when Sunday Grandstand launched on BBC Two. As most events were rained off, he spent lots of time discussing this with presenter Desmond Lynam. In 1991 he was appointed Head of Newcastle Weather Centre and appeared on BBC TV Newcastle's 'Look North'.
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Joined the BBC in 1966. He was a BBC Radio News home reporter, 1970 - 1972; Dublin correspondent, 1972 - 1975; Brussels correspondent, 1975 - 1977.

He joined BBC TV News in 1978 and was political editor, 1980 - 1981, and a news reader on the 'Nine O'Clock News' between September 1981 and June 1982. He went on to become diplomatic editor, 1982 - 1988, foreign affairs editor, 1988 - 1997; and world affairs editor since 1997.

John Simpson also presented 'Newsnight' in 1989 and 1991 and reported for 'Panorama' in 1989, 1991 and 1995. Currently, he presents 'Simpson's World' on BBC News 24 and BBC World.
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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.
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ITN reporter from 1967 and an ITN newcaster from April 1978 until 1989 on the 'News At One', 'News At Ten' and the launch of 'Channel 4 News' in November 1982.

He joined BBC TV News in November 1989, presenting the 'Six O'Clock News' and later moved to the 'Nine O'Clock News' and its replacement 'Ten O'Clock News'.

Sissons also presented Question Time between 1989 and 1993. In March 2002, he became a scapegoat for the perceived 'anti-Royal bias' of the BBC's coverage of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. His so-called crime, in the eyes of the Daily Mail and like-minded journals, was to wear a tie of slightly the wrong shade and to press her cousin, Hon Mary Rhodes, about what was said on her death bed.

Since 2003, Peter has presented the occasional weekday edition of the 'Ten O'Clock News' and some weekend BBC One bulletins. He is now seen mainly at weekends on BBC News 24.
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BBC Radio Light Programme/Home Service announcer, 1951 - 1960. BBC TV news reader, July 1954 until October 1955. Presenter, BBC Radio 4's 'Today' in 1957. Alan died in November 1969.
Mike was a presenter and reporter for BBC 'Look North' during the 1970s and early-1980s. He then moved to the national BBC newsroom, where he was a reporter and presenter. In 1997, he founded BBC News Online, the BBC's internet news service. Until 2004 he held the post of editor-in-chief of BBC News Interactive.

At the 2003 European Online Journalism Awards, he received an award for outstanding contribution to online journalism in Europe, and in 2004 he was made an OBE for services to broadcasting.

Mike left the BBC in 2004. He now consults, lectures and writes about journalism and interactive news and is also editor-in-chief of World Press Photo's Online magazine Enter.

BBC Light Programme/Home Service/Radio 4 announcer, 1955 - 1972. BBC TV news reader between June 1956 and December 1956. Douglas died on 15 October 1972.
(OBE). Joined the BBC in 1924 and retired in 1965. BBC Radio Home Service announcer, 1928 - 1933, 1940 and 1944. BBC TV news reader, July 1954 until February 1957. Famously, he commentated on the annual Boat Race between Cambridge and Oxford from 1931 - 1980. He died on 25 March 1996, aged 92.
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ITN reporter and newscaster before joining BBC Television where he became famous for his election night interpretation of voting data with his swingometer and, later, a raft of hi-tech graphics. He was a long serving presenter of BBC Two's 'Newsnight' and also anchored 'Tomorrow's World' in the late-1990s.
BBC Radio News - home Reporter, 1979 - 1981 and industrial/labour correspondent, 1981 - 1984. She gained TV experience in an attachment to BBC TV's 'Nationwide' as a reporter in 1983. She joined BBC TV News as news reader on the 'Nine O'Clock News' in July 1984, later moving to present the 'One O'Clock News' before leaving the BBC in August 1987.

Julia moved to ITN as a newscaster from September 1987. She presented her final broadcast in January 2000 on the 'ITV Lunchtime News' with John Suchet - saying "It is the final goodbye before moving on to other ITN projects. I have to say working on the Lunchtime News has been the happiest time of my career."

Unusually, Suchet then embraced her and gave her a kiss on air.

Julia later became a regular face on the ITN News Channel.

She later returned to ITN for one night (19 September 2005), as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, to co-present the 'ITV Evening News'.
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Judith presented on BBC 'Look North' from 1980. She was a relief news reader on 'News After Noon' in April 1983.

Judith now works at the University of Leeds within the Institute of Communication Studies where she is the section head of broadcast journalism.
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Charlie joined GWR in Bristol as a trainee reporter in 1985. In 1988, he moved to London to work for GLR as a reporter. He also worked for BBC Radio 5 Live, LBC and Capital FM. He switched to television in 1994, becoming a presenter on Live TV's morning show. In 1995, he was appointed entertainment editor with Independent Radio News - a role which involved reporting, producing and co-ordinating entertainment news for IRN and ITN.

In 1997, he became involved with the reporting team behind 'Five News'. In January 2001, he became one of the regular presenters on 'Five News'. Shortly after Sky News took over the production of 'Five News' in January 2005, Charlie resigned.

Since March 2005, Charlie has been operating on a freelance basis. In early-2006, he presented weekend editions of 'Breakfast' for the BBC. Later in 2006, he appeared as a news presenter on Sky News.

ITN reporter, 1986 - 1988, 'Channel 4 News' USA correspondent and ITN diplomatic editor, 1990 - 1993 and a relief newscaster in September 1991.

He became a BBC TV news reader in April 1993, and then moved to radio where he is currently one of the main presenters of BBC Radio 4's agenda setting 'Today' programme.
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Vivien was a Central TV announcer and news reader in the early-1980s. She was also a daytime continuity announcer for Thames TV and Anglia TV at about the same time.

In 1983, she had a spell as a BBC TV announcer. She was a presenter, BBC Radio 2 in 1980; BBC Radio 2 announcer from 1980 until 1982. She also appeared as relief weather presenter on BBC TV's 'Breakfast Time' in 1988 and as a voice on BBC TV's 'Points Of View' in 1988 - TBC.

BBC Radio 2/Radio 4 announcer, 1977 - 1981; BBC Radio 2 presenter in 1980 and 1986. She was BBC TV's first black news reader and is also one of the longest serving BBC TV news readers. Moira's first TV news appearance was on 'News Afternoon' on September 7 1981. From October 2000 until April 2006, she read news bulletins, mainly between Monday and Thursday, for BBC TV's 'Breakfast' and also on 'Breakfast With Frost' and subsequently 'Sunday AM' with Andrew Marr.

In April 2006, following the relaunch of the 'Breakfast' programme, Moira's TV news presenting became restricted to Sunday morning and lunchtime on BBC One.

After getting her degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University in 1997, Manisha studied broadcast journalism. In 1998, she began an unpaid internship with Reuters, which later led to a paid position as a producer, specialising in financial news.

She joined the BBC in 2001 as a London Stock Exchange reporter. Since then, Manisha has moved on to present 'World Business Report' and 'Business Today' as well as general news presenting on BBC World.

Born 1976, Matt joined the Met Office in 1998 to train as a weather observer, mostly at RAF Cranwell, in Lincolnshire. During his time there, he spent a couple of years improving his Maths and Physics through the Open University which helped to gain him a place on the 12 month forecasting programme at the Met Office College. From there, he returned to Lincolnshire for a while to work at RAF Coningsby, before being posted to Cardiff Weather Centre. He spent a year-and-a-half on the forecasting bench at Cardiff, where amongst other jobs were live broadcasts on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Southwest.

Matt moved to the BBC Weather Centre in January 2004. He has been presenting forecasts on BBC TV since spring 2006. In April 2006, he became a regular forecaster on BBC 'Breakfast'.
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Owen's journey into broadcasting began on a BBC News Trainee Scheme in 1987.

Roles held during career to date: reporter and presenter for 'London Tonight'; reporter and presenter with BBC Radio 1's 'Newsbeat'; presenter, the business news on BBC News 24 and BBC World; presenter, 'ITV Morning News' and the ITV News Channel.

Owen co-presented during the last hour of the ITV News Channel.

Noel has been co-presenting on the main BBC Northern Ireland 'Newsline' programme since 1998. During his career with the BBC - going back to 1979 - Noel has worked on radio and television in London, Manchester and Birmingham. He has been involved with the BBC World Service as well as programmes such as 'Newsround', 'Newsnight' and 'Breakfast News'. He has also performed a few presenting shifts on BBC News 24.

Noel also presented the local BBC Northern Ireland news programme 'Inside Ulster' between 1992 and 1996. He is the regular presenter of the political analysis series 'Hearts And Minds'.

Noel won the prestigious Royal Television Society 'Regional Presenter Of The Year' for two years running.

Jeremy was a BBC 'Look North' presenter from 1974 until 77. He joined BBC TV News as North of England correspondent until 1982. He was a relief BBC TV news reader on 'News After Noon' from December 1981 unril January 1982.

Jeremy joined ITN as sports correspondent and was later Far East correspondent. He is currently one of the main presenters on Sky News.

In February 2006, Jeremy won the Royal Television Society's award for Presenter Of The Year.
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Beverley began her BBC career with BBC Wales where she worked as a presenter and reporter for BBC 'Wales Today'. She later worked on BBC 'Points West' and 'Look North' at BBC North East and Cumbria.

Beverley has also worked for BBC 'Breakfast News', 'Woman's Hour' on BBC Radio 4 and she has presented on BBC World.

She joined BBC 'South East Today' as health correspondent in 2000; in 2001, she became one of the regular co-presenters on the programme.

Presenter, BBC Southampton's 'South Today', 1984 - 1986. BBC TV News - home reporter, 1986 - 1987 and national news reader, March 1987 until February 1988.

Later she presented BBC TV's 'Songs Of Praise' and BBC Radio 4's 'You And Yours', 1988 - 1991.

Debbie's was the first face to be seen on Meridian on January 1 1993, when she hosted the station's inaugural programme, 'Meridian: The First Ten Minutes', standing in front of Winchester Cathedral just after midnight. She has also presented on BBC Radio 2, and currently co-hosts the Southampton edition of 'Meridian Tonight' with Fred Dinenage.

BBC TV News Division home news reporter, 1956 - 1966. BBC TV News home reporter, 1960 - 1961. Presenter, BBC Regional TV's 'Town And Around' in 1959. BBC Two news reader on 'Newsroom', April 1964 until May 1966. He also presented BBC TV Children's 'Young Scientist Of The Year' from 1979 to 1981.
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BBC Radio Home Service announcer, 1947 - 1959. Appeared as an announcer on BBC Radio's 'The Goon Show', 1951 - 1953. He was a BBC TV news reader, July 1954 until September 1954. He's the father of actor Christopher Timothy. Andrew died on 9 December 1990, aged 78.

(OBE). BBC TV News home reporter, 1959 - 1970 and news reader on BBC Two's 'Newsroom' (the UK's first half-hour news programme) and BBC TV's 'Weekend News', October 1964 until April 1970.

Presenter, BBC Radio 4's 'Today', 1964, 1970 - 1976 and 1978 - 1986. He also presented BBC TV's 'Tonight', 1976 - 1978.
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Penny was born in 1961 and joined the Met Office in 1983 including spells at Norwich, Glasgow and Southampton Weather Centres. She joined the BBC Weather Centre in June 1992, and fronted forecasts from November that year on BBC TV and radio. Also appeared on BBC TV's 'Breakfast News' in 1993 and 1998.
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(Sir). Ian Trethowan was deputy editor and political editor at ITN from 1958 until 1963. He was a reporter for various programmes during that period, including: 'Roving Report'; 'Dateline London', 1961 - 1962; 'Dateline Westminster', 1962 - 1963. Sir Ian was also a relief ITN newscaster in 1958 and from December 1961 until July 1962. He also co-presented on ITN's coverage of the general election in 1959.

In 1963, he moved to the BBC as a reporter. He appeared on the BBC's election night programmes and on '24 Hours' (1967).

In 1970, he became managing director of BBC Network Radio. From 1977 until 1982, he was director general of the BBC. He was knighted in 1980. In 1987, he became the chairman of Thames Television.

Sir Ian Trethowan died in December 1990, having suffered from motor neurone disease.
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Presenter of BBC TV's 'Late Night Line-Up', 1964 until 1967, 'Midweek', 1974, and 'Tonight', 1975 until 1979. Reporter, BBC TV's '24 Hours', 1967 until 1972 and 'Man Alive' between 1971 and 1974. ITN newscaster on the 'Morning News' and 'Weekend News' from April 1994 until c. the late-1990s. He now presents on RTÉ Radio in Ireland.
Bill is a graduate of Edinburgh University and the Centre For Journalism Studies in Cardiff. His career in journalism began with Radio Clyde where he was a reporter. He then spent five years freelancing in New York.

Next stop was the BBC, where he has reported from over thirty countries and covered many major events such as presidential elections, the Lockerbie disaster and the Romanian revolution in 1989.

By the late-1990s, Bill was starting to move into news presenting on BBC News 24. He also worked at BBC Radio 5 Live. In 2001, he became one of the regular weekend presenters on 'Breakfast'.

Other broadcasting projects: Bill took part in 'Strictly Come Dancing' series 3 in 2005.

Reporter, 1968, and a presenter in 1969 on BBC TV's 'The Money Programme'. Presenter, BBC Radio 4's 'The World Tonight', 1970 - 1978 and BBC TV's 'Newsnight', 1980 - 1986. BBC TV news reader on BBC Two's early evening 'News Summary' and BBC One's lunchtime news in August 1981 and between April 1993 and 1995 on BBC One's 'One O'Clock News. Later, he became managing director of the BBC World Service.
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Started with Westward TV as its sports editor, but also presented sports programming, starting out when the regular presenter failed to turn up one evening. While working for Westward, David also presented for the newly launched BBC Two in London, which, at the time, could not be seen in the westcountry. He was rumbled when his Beeb show was reviewed in the Daily Mail, and Vine was named as the presenter. Westward's programme controller, John Oxley, was none too chuffed, and promptly fired David Vine for 'moonlighting'.

This not withstanding, David remembers his days with the station with great affection, and was interviewed in the recent Carlton TV documentary, '40 Years Of ITV In The South West'.

David enjoyed a long career as a BBC sport anchorman. He was the first host of 'A Question Of Sport' and he presented 'Superstars' (recently revived as a one-off), although it is with snooker that David will be most fondly remembered, which he anchored for the BBC until 2000.

David's final work for the BBC came in the Sydney Olympics of 2000 where he was a weightlifting commentator. He retired on health grounds after this and had a tripple heart bypass shortly afterwards. He's now retired and is taking it easy, although he does a small amount of consultancy work for the BBC.
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Peter Walker notched up 25 years of weather appearances, starting as a BBC TV forecaster from 1964 until June 1968. From 1968 until 1982 he was a lecturer in communications at Heriot Watt University and later transferred to presenting for ITV, appearing on STV from 1970 until 1981 and Anglia TV from 1983 until the early-1990s.
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Carole is a political correspondent for BBC News. She also occasionally presents on the BBC News Channel.

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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.
Eddie was the voice of Rugby League on BBC TV from 1951 - 1981. His catchphrase "It's an up and under" made him a popular target for impressionists like Mike Yarwood during the 1970s.

He later made appearances on 'It's A Knockout' first as referee (1966 - 1970) and later as co-presenter (1970 - 1981) helping teams to play their joker. He also made appearances on 'The Morecambe And Wise Christmas Show' (1977) and 'The Goodies'.

Eddie died on October 28 1986.
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BBC TV foreign affairs reporter, 1991 and news reader from August 1995 until December 1995, December 1997 to March 1998, and in April 1999, mostly on the 'One O'Clock News' and 'Six O'Clock News'. He also presented 'Breakfast News', 1993 - August 1998. He was a news reader on BBC World in 1995. He later took up the position of BBC Europe correspondent. More recently, Justin is serving as a BBC correspondent in Washington.

Justin was also an occasional presenter on BBC Radio 4's 'Today' programme.

Began his career in journalism as a reporter on the local newspaper in Hertfordshire and progressed to become a BBC TV News home reporter, 1964 - 1972 and from 1969 - 1972 spent several periods covering the troubles in Northern Ireland.

He became a relief news reader in March 1966 and again in January 1972, and was chosen to co-present the revamped 'Nine O'Clock News' in November 1972. He remained on the newsreading team, appearing on most bulletins, until July 1988, making him one of the BBC's longest serving news presenters.

Whitmore was a news reader for BBC TV's 'Breakfast Time' from 1984 until 1986 and again in 1988, and once stood in for John Craven on Newsround in the mid-1970s. He was a news reader on BBC World in 1992, but left to pursue an acting career to fulfil a long-held ambition to work in the theatre. His first major role was co-starring with the comedian Bernie Winters in a national tour of 'Underneath The Arches', a musical tribute to Flanagan and Allen. The two later re-created the characters at a Royal Charity Gala Show before Prince Edward at the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage.

Richard recently returned there to play Captain Hook in the musical version of 'Peter Pan'. He has performed his one-man show 'Didn't You Used To Be Richard Whitmore?' at numerous theatres and festivals around the country. He has also appeared in films and on television, and his voice is frequently heard on television and radio commercials ranging from Hamlet cigars to the Mitsubishi Shogun.

Latest TV work: presenter with TV Travel Shop.
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Tim was educated at Taunton School and St Chad's College, Durham University. His journalism career began in the newspaper industry in Fleet Street in 1993.

In the late-1990s, he was a presenter on the 'ITN Morning News'. He also presented weekend bulletins on ITV. He also made regular appearances as a presenter on the ITV News Channel until 2005.

In 2005, he joined the BBC as a presenter on BBC News 24. He also occasionally presents on BBC World.

Other TV projects: 'Paul Burrell - The Butler's Story' (Five); 'Di's Guys' (Channel 4); 'The Spencers' (Channel 4); 'After Diana - Remaking The Royals' (Five); 'Diana: Her Life' (ITV).

He has also had cameo acting roles in 'Sex Traffic' (Channel 4); 'State Of Play' (BBC); 'Jonathan Creek' (BBC); '102 Dalmations' (Disney); 'Clueless' (Paramount).

Helen Willetts has worked at the Met Office since 1994, including time at the Cardiff Weather Centre where from April 1995 she appeared on BBC Wales. She joined the BBC Weather Centre in October 1997, presenting primarily on BBC News 24 initially. She has been a regular national BBC TV forecaster since February 1999.
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Sian's BBC career began in radio, where she worked as a producer on news and current affairs programming from the late-1980s.

In 1997, she moved to television as an editor on BBC News 24. She soon moved to the other side of the camera and became a co-anchor on the channel, presenting on the 4pm - 7pm slot with Gavin Esler.

In January 2001, Sian joined the 'Breakfast' team as one of its regular presenters. During 2004, Sian left the 'Breakfast' sofa for a while to present on the 'Six O'Clock News'. She returned to 'Breakfast' in January 2005 but still co-presents the occasional 'Six O'Clock News'.

Born in 1971, Sarah has worked at the Met Office since 1993 and at the Southampton Weather Centre where she got her first broadcasting experience appearing on local TV and radio. In 1996 she moved to the London Weather Centre and was broadcasting on BBC Radio 5 Live. Joined the BBC Weather Centre in December 1997, working primarily on BBC World and BBC Prime. She has been a regular forecaster on all BBC TV channels since June 1999 and left in 2005.
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Francis worked as a Met Office forecaster from 1972 until 1978 when he became a forecaster at Thames TV. In 1983 he moved to the BBC to become the main weather presenter on 'Breakfast Time', where computer graphics were used for the first time in weather forecasts on the BBC.

Francis remained with the BBC for ten years. He then switched to Sky, where he has been presenting weather bulletins ever since. Francis has won the title of Best Television Weather Presenter - Worldwide at the International Television Weather Forecasters Festival in 1995, 1997, 2000 and 2003.
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Bob is a former Arsenal (1963 - 1974) and Scotland goalkeeper. He also coached later generations of goalkeepers until he retired from football in 2001.

After his playing career, Wilson made appearances as a BBC TV football pundit in the early-1970s before joining the BBC in 1974 appearing regularly on 'Football Focus' (1974 - 1988 and 1992 - 1994), 'Match Of The Day', 'Grandstand' (1990 - 1992) and 'Sportsnight'.

In 1994, he moved to ITV to front its coverage of Champions League games, although he was later sidelined by new signings Des Lynam (1999) and Gabby Logan.

He presented some World Cup games for ITV 1 and ITV 2, regional highlights on Carlton in London, and pay-per-view Premiership games for the now-defunct ITV Sport Channel, before retiring in 2002.
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BBC TV in-vision announcer, 1958 to 1961. Presenter, BBC Radio's 'In Town Tonight' in 1959 and 1960; reporter, BBC TV's 'Panorama' in 1959; presenter BBC regional TV's 'Town And Around', 1959 - 1960. Nan was the first national female BBC TV news reader between June 1960 and March 1961. She was invited to the 25th anniversary reunion of BBC TV News in July 1979, but declined to attend as she was not interested in being remembered for her TV work.
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BBC TV News home reporter, 1982 - 1984; Belfast correspondent in 1984; diplomatic correspondent in 1995; court correspondent in 2002 - present.

Nicholas Witchell was a news reader from February 1983 until July 1989, presenting on the 'Six O'Clock News' mainly, although he did present other news programmes occasionally. He presented 'Breakfast News', 1989 - 1994 and in June 1995. Since 1994 he has presented BBC One news programmes on an occasional basis. Reporter, BBC TV's 'Panorama' in the 1990s.
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BBC TV news reader from November 1963 until 1967; he presented the regional programme 'Town and Around' at the same time.

Corbet was also a radio announcer for the Light Programme and BBC Radio 2 in the 1960s and briefly presented on BBC 'Look East'.
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BBC TV News home reporter, 1961 - 1962 and 1967 - 1972; BBC TV national news reader, January 1968 until 6 September 1981.

Woods also worked for ITN News as USA correspondent from 1963 - 1967. Famously, he was faded off the air in May 1976 whilst reading the opening headlines on BBC Two. Many viewers thought that he had had a few drinks, but the problem was in fact due to a sinus complaint. He died on 22 March 1995, aged 64.
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Julian started with the BBC in 1985 as a staff reporter at BBC Radio Leicester. In 1988, he switched to television briefly and BBC 'Midlands Today' where he was a reporter and presenter. He returned to BBC Radio Leicester in 1989 where he became news editor.

In 1991, he began a long relationship with BBC Radio 5: 'Five Aside' (1991 - 2001, co-presenter); 'Weekend Breakfast Programme' (1994 - 1997, presenter); 'Nationwide' (1997 - 1998, presenter); 'Five Live Breakfast' (1998 - present, presenter); 'Drive' (2004 - present, presenter); 'Newshour' (2006 - present, presenter).

Julian has also presented editions of 'The World Tonight' on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.

As well as his radio presenting, Julian is also a relief presenter for BBC News 24 (2006 - present)

Jay joined the Met Office in 1999 as a trainee forecaster and began an intensive fourteen month programme at the Met Office college which included six months forecasting at RAF Northolt. Having successfully completed the training he joined the BBC Weather Centre team in October 2000. He appeared originally within local weather inserts in the BBC South East region and later on BBC World and BBC Radio 4.
Alastair's broadcasting career began at BBC Radio Derby in 1973 where he presented the breakfast programme. He later moved to Radio Leicester (1975) where he presented 'The Midday Show' and then on to BBC WM (1978) to host 'The Alastair Yates Show'.

Television roles included news reporting/presenting at BBC Midlands (1978 - 1980), 'About Anglia' (1986 - 1989), Grampian TV (1980 - 1986). Alastair was the first presenter to appear on Sky News when it launched in 1989; he remained there until 1991.

In 1991 Alastair became a regular face to viewers of BBC World Service Television, fronting the 'Newsday' programme. He remained with the channel when it was relaunched as BBC World in 1995, presenting the news and programmes such as 'Reporters', 'This Week' and 'Asia Today'.

Since it launched in 1997, Alastair has also put in regular appearances on BBC News 24, mainly fronting news programmes that are broadcast overnight but which are also broadcast to an international audience on BBC World.

Helen was born in 1969 and worked at the Met Office from 1990 until 2005. She moved to the Bristol Weather Centre in February 1993 and appeared as a forecaster on local TV for BBC Bristol. Joined the BBC Weather Centre in November 1993 and was appointed Deputy Manager in April 1998 and made senior forecaster in January 2000. Helen left the BBC in 2005, making her final broadcast on November 11 2005.
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