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Lucy's journalistic career began as a reporter with BBC local radio - BBC Radio Solent, BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester and BBC Greater London Radio. Her first TV job was with Anglia TV as producer. She soon moved on to reporting and presenting on 'Anglia News'.

She soon became a regular face on the ITV London regional news programme 'London Today' and was soon co-anchoring the early evening 'London Tonight' with Alastair Stewart.

Lucy later co-anchored the breakfast programme on the ITV News Channel with Andrew Harvey. In 2006, she joined Sky News.
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Television chef who started out as a television presenter, initially with HTV Wales, and then as one of the anchors for 'About Anglia' and an Anglia TV announcer, in 1976 until the early-1980s.

His television culinary career began at 'About Anglia' when he asked the programme's bosses if he could demonstrate to viewers how an Irish coffee should be made. This turned into a regular slot on the programme - Patrick's Pantry - and this, in turn, led to him making several food and cookery programmes for Anglia TV, and later for the BBC nationally.

Patrick also regularly manned Anglia's continuity desk in the 1980s. In early-2002, Patrick returned to Anglia Television to present 'Take A Leaf', a new gardening and countryside show, which tells viewers how best to grow their own food.

More recently, Patrick has been appearing as one of the cooks on 'Ready, Steady, Cook'.
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Probably Anglia Television's best known newscaster, Bacon began his stint on the 'About Anglia' newsdesk, and as a continuity announcer in 1964, and stayed with the company until the mid to late-1980s. He often shared this duty with colleague Caroline Raison. After retiring, Bacon moved to sunnier climes - Greece.
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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By passing the 11-Plus, Greg gained entry to his local grammar school in North London, but education seemed to gain little purchase on his mind, which was focussed on tuning around the short-wave, discovering the existence of off-shore radio and determination to escape as soon as possible.

As a DJ on off-shore radio, Greg could be heard on Radio Essex from early-1966, then Radio 270, Radio 390 and briefly, before its demise, on Radio Caroline North. He has been a DJ and presenter at several local radio stations, including Breeze AM (as was), Beacon Radio (ditto), Two Counties Radio (ditto), LBC and, for four-and-a-half years in the late-1970s, at Radio Orwell.

As well as playing at gramophones, a presenter in those days needed to know all about meaningful speech, at which Greg, in hindsight, reckons he was particularly adept. At the time, he was perceived as 'esoteric' and even 'abstract' but he expresses in 2008 - and as 'technically' still a freelance voice-over, presenter and writer - a firm belief that radio was made for qualities such as his.

As Roger Scott (no relation to another broadcaster of the same name, who came to prominence in the UK in the early-1970s), Greg appeared in-vision as an announcer at Harlech from March 1968 to c. January 1969. His style of presentation - developed previously on off-shore radio - was deemed too risky and he received marching orders to the out-of-vision-only department. He remained there until his departure a couple of months later.

Freelance continuity (including at Granada) and voice-over work was Greg's professional occupation until reaching the announcer's desk at Anglia, where local news bulletins and presentation of the Birthday Club were delivered to the regional audience, some of whom objected to the long-haired 'object' on their screen!

Greg prides himself in being probably the only TV announcer to have been bought a short hair wig by his employer, as well as wishing his viewers "peace" at closedown. Surprisingly, he lasted a full year in Norwich, until October 1970, when the call came from the North East. His entertainment value was diluted again at Tyne Tees, due to all continuity being OOV. But this was rectified eventually, as an early-evening glory spot was introduced, featuring the announcer on camera revealing highlights of viewing ahead.

In Newcastle, in line with the policy of having the promos scripted and arranged by the announcers themselves, Greg quickly learned and perfected the art of sculpting imaginative and highly-creative blurb, which often had little to do with programme content. His association with the ITV company lasted until the lure of another spell of off-shore radio became irresistible in early-1972.

During his television days, Greg freelanced as an announcer at ATV and Southern, as well as revisiting Granada. Promotional trail voice-over work proved more sustainable and more successful. As the voice of Anglia for a few years in the 1980s, he travelled weekly (sometimes more) to Norwich. There was a weekly appointment in the voice-over booth at HTV for three years in the late-1980s and throughout the '80s and '90s, few weeks elapsed when Greg did not put his voice to LWT promos.

Voice-over work of all kinds had been a staple of his entire professional journey until the early-twenty-first century, when styles changed and his received pronounciation and great voice could no longer be disguised.

Greg's radio ambitions are not over yet! Tying-in with an interest in modern - i.e. twentieth and twenty-first century 'classical' music - he aims to interest before long a programme controller who really, really wants to incorporate into the schedule a regular, if not daily, excursion into the world of 'unlistenable' but actually highly intoxicating arrangements of sound. Mixed with Greg's intoxicating arrangement of words and intelligent, humourous world-view, large audiences are guaranteed!

He realises that by divulging this idea, to which he holds intellectual copyright, the concept could go walking. But nobody could execute it as well!

Graham Bell is fondly remembered as an Anglia TV announcer, from 1966, and co-host of the nightly news magazine programme 'About Anglia', a job which he held for 18 years from 1969, making him one of Anglia's longest serving presenters. During this period he fronted many other programmes for Anglia, including 'Portrait Of A Village' and 'Miss Anglia', as well as religious and documentary series. During his time on 'About Anglia', Bell worked with several co-presenters, including Jane Probyn, Pam Rhodes, Christine Webber and Patrick Anthony.

In the late-1980s Anglia's news operations were re-vamped, first with a re-launched 'About Anglia', and then as 'Anglia News' with separate editions for the two halves of the region (although both broadcast simultaneously from Anglia's Norwich HQ). Graham Bell switched back to continuity announcing and voice-overs for the regional Crimestoppers programme, as well as hosting the BC birthday greetings slot. Sadly, he died in 1997, aged 57, after a career spanning 31 years with Anglia Television.
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Dovonan's first journalism job was with Jarrolds Press Agency in Ipswitch in 1988. He later moved to Suffolk County Council where he was Press Officer and then in 1996, he crossed into broadcasting with a position as sports producer and later news editor at SGR FM in Ipswitch.

In June 2000, Donovan joined the 'Anglia News' sports team, working mainly as a reporter and production journalist; however, since 2005, he has been a regular sports presenter on 'Anglia News' in the East of the region.

Neil joined 'Anglia News' (west) as a reporter in August 2007.

Previously, Neil worked at Westcountry TV as a news reporter, covering the Dorset patch for the station, before moving to London to become political correspondent for 'Westcountry Live' and for 'Central News' in the south, west and east Midlands. He subsequently had a short stint as Westcountry's political editor.

Anglia's seemingly dour weather presenter. The station was the first of any ITV company to set up its own dedicated weather department. Brookes joined Anglia in 1972 and stayed until the early-1990s.
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Anglia TV presenter.
Anglia Television's first football commentator, on 'Match of the Week' and also a sportscaster for the station. Camkin had previously worked for local newspapers and as a sports commentator for the BBC, and was also a director of Coventry City Football Club.
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1990s 'Anglia News' anchor, who moved to Ireland after re-marrying.
Anglia TV reporter and bulletin news reader.
Tim is currently the main anchor of the West edition of 'Anglia News'. He joined the company in 1992 as a newroom journalist, before heading out to man the station's Northampton news centre. He has also worked on several other Anglia programmes, including 'Anglia News Extra' and 'Crime Night'.

Tim grew up in Cambridgeshire and began his journalistic career as a trainee reporter on the Cambridge Evening News. He worked as deputy news editor at the Wellingborough Evening Telegraph, returning to Cambridge as Head Of News for a local radio station.

Karen's broadcast career began at Broadland 102, where she was a reporter and news reader. She joined Anglia TV in September 2001 where she works as a presenter, reporter and production journalist on 'Anglia News' in the East of the region.
Liz began her broadcast career as a volunteer assistant at BBC Radio Suffolk. She has also worked at Trent FM, Ram FM, BBC East Midlands, Vibe FM and SGR-FM.

Liz is currently a presenter and reporter for 'Anglia News West'.

Tim worked for the BBC in Wales initially, working in local radio. He later made the move to television.

By the 1990s he had moved to Anglia TV where he worked as a reporter primarily; however, Tim also presents weekend bulletins at Anglia on a regular basis.

Anglia Television reporter and presenter in the mid-1970s who moved to Granada Television at the end of the decade. There, she met Richard Madeley, and the couple later married, finding national fame as co-hosts of 'This Morning' on ITV which has run from 1988.

Currently, the couple present 'Richard and Judy' in an afternoon slot on Channel 4.

John Francis went to school in Norwich and first trained as a reporter with the Eastern Daily Press, the newspaper where his father worked. John moved away from Norfolk and into broadcasting in the West Country, working for local and network radio and for BBC Television before returning to Norwich to join Anglia Television as news presenter and reporter in 1990. His wife is a freelance television producer who has also worked with Anglia TV, and they have two young children.
Joined the BBC in 1958 as an announcer working on the Home Service, Third Service and Light Programme. He left in 1971 to freelance. In 1973 he joined Anglia TV as a news reader on 'About Anglia'. From 1977, he worked for LWT, IRN, BBC World Service and as a TV news reader in the United Arab Emirates. In 1981, he rejoined the BBC as an announcer on Radio 2.
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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).

(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.

Long serving Anglia TV continuity announcer, news reader and presenter, who was a well known face on the station from 1977. Katie remained with the station after the switch to voice only continuity until 1998 when Meridian Broadcasting took over continuity for Anglia. Recently, she has been heard on satellite TV channel Rapture.
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Anne was a presenter on UTV's local news magazine programme 'Roundabout'; she was also an announcer at the station. She left Ulster Television to join Anglia TV's 'About Anglia' in 1962, before moving to the BBC in London where she was an in-vision announcer from 1963 until 1964.

She was well known for her work on the 'Holiday' programme from 1980 until 1991. She was also a BBC Radio 4 announcer in 1982.

Anne lost a battle against cancer on September 06 2006; she was 66.

1990s Anglia News journalist/presenter who moved to ITN where she presented on the ITN News Channel and on the 'ITV Early Morning News'.
Anglia Television news reader and presenter in the early-1990s who moved on to read the news on BBC Radio 2.
Best known for his time as a high profile reporter on ITN, 1978 - 1989, Jeremy Hands left to join Anglia TV from 1989. He died in March 1999.
Anglia Television sports commentator and presenter in the 1970s and 1980s.
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Reporter and presenter with 'Anglia News West' since March 1998.
Anglia TV news reader in the early-1960s.
David was a news journalist at Anglia TV from 1990. He is now Anglia's head of weather and is a regular weather presenter on Anglia. David is also deputy editor of Anglia's Regional Programme Unit.
Splendidly moustached Anglia TV weatherman from 1962 until 1985.
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Wendy's broadcast career started at Norwich based Broadland 102 FM. In 2003, she joined Anglia TV as a production journalist. She is currently a weather presenter at Anglia.
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.

Anglia Television sports reporter, presenter and commentator since 1980. Stuart joined the station from the BBC where he had been involved in local and network TV and radio productions, including: reporter, 'Look East' (BBC East); interviewer, 'Woman's Hour' (BBC Radio 4).
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Legendary East of England television presenter, who started with Anglia in 1959, and went on to become the first host of the regional news magazine programme 'About Anglia' from 1960 to 1965. Joice continued to present his farming diary, and also 'Bygones', an Anglia local programme that made it to the ITV network.
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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.
Paul was an Anglia continuity announcer from 1987 to 1991; he launched the station's 'Through The Night' service, earning him the title 'Mr Midnight'. He also presented on Anglia's regional news programme.

Paul went on to become a big name in the world of satellite home shopping channels. He also presented for Friendly TV.

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Stephen is a news presenter for 'Anglia News' in the East of the region, covering breakfast and afternoon bulletins mainly; however, he also pops up regularly as a presenter on the main evening edition of 'Anglia Tonight'.
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(Now Verity Spencer). Verity was a continuity announcer and news reader with Anglia during the 1980s and early-1990s. She left Anglia after getting married, and spent four years in the Middle East presenting news programmes for both TV and radio.

After returning to the UK, Verity settled into a job with the then newly-formed BBC World Service Television News. After starting a family, she concentrated on voice-over work and reading psychology at degree level.

Helen McDermott graced Westward TV screens in the 1970s, jumping ship in 1979 to the safer haven of Anglia Television, which she joined as a continuity announcer and news reader. Helen is still at Anglia, as the anchor of the East edition of the company's main evening topicality programme, Anglia News.
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The 1960 presenter of 'About Anglia' on Anglia Television in Norwich.
Anglia TV 'Anglia News' presenter in the West of the region.
Anglia Television weather presenter from 1997, who went on to front weather forecasts nationally for GMTV.
Dan joined Anglia in 2001. He is a football commentator and also presents 'Anglia Soccer Night'.
Briefly a TSW announcer before moving to Anglia as a continuity announcer. She progressed to front the main evening 'Anglia News' in the West of the region.

Other TV credits: 'About Anglia' (Anglia); 'Take It On' (Anglia).

Kevin started his career with Eastern Counties Newspapers before making the jump to the world of broadcasting, being a founder member of the Radio Broadland news team in 1984.

In 1987, he joined Anglia TV as a sports reporter and presenter. He later became the station's head of sport.

He was involved in the launch of ITV's Formula 1 coverage in 1997 and has also produced network documentaries on Murray Walker and Eddie Jordan. Since April 1993, he has been a regular in the 'Anglia Tonight' studio in the East of the region.

'About Anglia' presenter, 1970 to c. 1979, and also host of Anglia TV's part-networked 'Heirloom' series.
Announcer with Anglia in the 1970s and 1980s and 'About Anglia' news reader from 1977 until 1982, often alternating with veteran John Bacon.
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Current co-anchor of 'Anglia Tonight' in the west. Kate Recordon joined the Anglia News team as a reporter and presenter in 2000. She lives in Hertfordshire, and has experience of reporting news in the region during a six-month stint as a video journalist. Brought up in Surrey, Kate read English at the University of London and gained experience of broadcasting alongside her degree studies by working in the newsroom at Capital Radio. She did her journalism training with Sky News, and also worked for LBC and TalkSport.

She enjoys the arts, particularly drama and music, and regularly took to the stage while at school and university, with Eliza Doolittle among her credits. But for Kate working on television news is the best role imaginable.

Best known as one of the presenters of the BBC's 'Songs Of Praise', Pam Rhodes was a regular in-vision continuity announcer for London Weekend Television in the early-1980s (from 1981). Before that she was an announcer, reporter and presenter for Norwich-based Anglia Television; she co-presented on 'About Anglia' from 1976 until 1981.

Before embarking on a career as a presenter, Rhodes was a 'Black And White Minstrels Show' girl, where, she says, she danced up to six miles a night! Fellow Anglia presenter Christine Webber was also a 'minstrels' show girl.
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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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'Anglia News' journalist/presenter. Richard is now one of the main anchors of 'Anglia News' in the East of the region.
Presenter of Anglia Television's main children's programme, 'Romper Room'. Rosalyn Thompson originally trained as a Norland Nurse. In 1964 she successfully auditioned for the job of presenter of 'Romper Room' and to thousands of children and their parents became known as 'Miss Rosalyn'.

Romper Room - aimed at 4 - 7-year-olds - used the format of a kindergarten which included children being in the studio with Miss Rosalyn. Children watching at home were encouraged to join in the activities, including songs with actions, Mr Do Bee and the Magic Mirror through which Miss Rosalyn could see and name those watching at home. Miss Rosalyn presented the programme from 1964 - 1976. After Miss Rosalyn left, 'Romper Room' continued for less than a year.
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One of Anglia Television's current weather presenters.
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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Clare started her journalistic career working with local newspapers in Kent. She then moved into television, reporting for Meridian TV.

In 1997, she joined Anglia TV. She is currently a presenter of 'Anglia News' in the East of the region.

Sascha started off as a producer on 'Anglia News' in 2003 before progressing to a reporter and presenter of the main 6pm 'Anglia Tonight' programme.
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.