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Eamonn Andrews (1922–1987) by Godfrey Argent, 1970 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Andrews, Eamonn (1922–1987), radio and television broadcaster, was born on 19 December 1922 at 11 Synge Street, Dublin, Ireland, the second of five children and elder son of William Andrews, carpenter, and his wife, Margaret Farrell. He was educated at a Dublin convent and the ...

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Raymond Frederic Baxter (1922–2006) by unknown photographer, 1951 © BBC

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Baxter, Raymond Frederic (1922–2006), broadcaster and writer, was born on 25 January 1922 at 132 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex, the son of Frederic Garfield Baxter (1881–1968), science teacher, and his wife, Rosina Ellen, née Retzbach (1884–1934), also a teacher. At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...

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Sir John Betjeman (1906–1984) by Sir Cecil Beaton, 1955 © Cecil Beaton Archive, Sotheby's

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Betjeman, Sir John (1906–1984), poet, writer, and broadcaster, was born on 28 August 1906 at 52 Parliament Hill Mansions, north London, the only child of Ernest Edward Betjemann (1872–1934), a furniture manufacturer, and his wife, Mabel Bessie Dawson (1879–1952). The family name, of Dutch or German origin, can be traced back to an immigration in the late eighteenth century. The poet adopted his style of it about the age of twenty-one....

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Carpenter, Harry Leonard (1925–2010), sports journalist and broadcaster, was born on 17 October 1925 at 110 Portland Road, South Norwood, London, the only child of Harry Carpenter, a fish salesman at Billingsgate fish market, and his wife, Adelaide May, née Lascelles. At the time of his birth his parents lived at ...

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Joseph Elliott Needham Cooper (1912–2001) by unknown photographer, 1953 The Times / NI Syndication

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Cooper, Joseph Elliott Needham (1912–2001), musician and broadcaster, was born on 7 October 1912, at Southdene, Southfield Road, Westbury-on-Trym, near Bristol, the youngest of the three children of Wilfrid Needham Cooper, manager of the Westbury branch of the National Provincial Bank, and his wife, ...

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William Edward Cotton (1899–1969) by Yousuf Karsh Karsh / Camera Press, London

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Cotton, William Edward [Billy] (1899–1969), bandleader and radio and television broadcaster, was born on 27 May 1899 at 31 New Tothill Street, Westminster, London, the youngest of the ten children of Joseph Cotton, a water turncock, and his wife, Susan Harmer. He was educated at ...

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Sir Robin Day (1923–2000) by Godfrey Argent, 1970 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Day, Sir Robin (1923–2000), radio and television broadcaster, was born on 24 October 1923 at 84 Oakwood Road, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Middlesex, the youngest of the three children of William Day (c.1885–c.1948), Post Office telephone engineer, and his wife, ...

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Richard Frederick Dimbleby (1913–1965) by John Gay, 1949 © Estate of John Gay; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dimbleby, Richard Frederick (1913–1965), radio and television broadcaster, was born on 25 May 1913 at Richmond, Surrey, the elder child and only son of Frederick Jabez George Dimbleby (1876–1943), journalist and local newspaper proprietor, and Gwendoline Bolwell (b. 1886), daughter of a ...

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Sir John Richard Gray Drummond (1934–2006) by unknown photographer, 1984 © BBC

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Drummond, Sir John Richard Gray (1934–2006), television producer, broadcaster, and music administrator, was born on 25 November 1934 at 64 Holland Park, London, the only child of Archibald Richard George Drummond, a tone-deaf Scottish master mariner, and his wife, Esther Wynne, née Pickering...

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Fabian, Robert Honey (1901–1978), police officer and broadcaster, was born at 25A Malyons Road, Ladywell, Lewisham, London, on 31 January 1901, the second of two sons of Andrew Pinwill Fabian (1868–1953), steam engine maker's fitter, and his wife, Ada Eliza, née Taggart (1870/71–1963)...

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Fleming, Thomas Kelman [Tom] (1927–2010), actor, director, and broadcaster, was born on 29 June 1927 at 25 Cargil Terrace, Leith, Edinburgh, the youngest of three children and second son of Peter Fleming, Baptist minister, and his wife, Kate Ulla, née Barker, artist. He was educated at ...

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Charles Montague Fletcher (1911–1995) by Nick Sinclair, 1994 © Nick Sinclair; collection National Portrait Gallery, London