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Lloyd, Albert Lancaster (1908–1982), ethnomusicologist and radio and television broadcaster, was born on 29 February 1908 at 136A Trevelyan Road, off Tooting High Street, London, the son of Ernest Lancaster Lloyd, a draper's packer, and his wife, Mabel Emily Barrett. His father was an accountant's son from ...

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Magnus Magnusson (1929–2007) by unknown photographer, 1987 © BBC

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Magnusson, Magnus (1929–2007), Icelandic scholar, broadcaster, and environmentalist, was born on 12 October 1929 in Reykjavik, Iceland, the son of Sigursteinn Magnússon (1899–1982), European export manager of the Icelandic Co-operative, and later Icelandic consul-general for Scotland, and his wife, Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir (1905–1983). The second youngest of four children, he had a brother, ...

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Sir (Robert Eric) Mortimer Wheeler (1890–1976) by Bassano, 1939 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wheeler, Sir (Robert Eric) Mortimer (1890–1976), archaeologist and broadcaster, was born on 10 September 1890 in Glasgow, the eldest of the three children and only son of (Robert) Mortimer Wheeler (d. 1936), journalist, and his second wife, Emily Baynes (d. 1951)...