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Heard, Henry Fitzgerald [Gerald] (1889–1971), writer and broadcaster, was born on 6 October 1889 at 69 Victoria Park Road, South Hackney, London, the second of three sons of the Revd Henry James Heard (d. 1931) and his wife, Maud Jervis Bannatyne (...

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Miles Beresford Kington (1941–2008) by unknown photographer, 2006 Rex Features

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Kington, Miles Beresford (1941–2008), humorist, jazz critic, and broadcaster, was born on 13 May 1941 at Down County Infirmary, Downpatrick, co. Down, the elder son of William Beresford Nairn Kington (1909–1982), a brewer then serving as a captain with the 4th Royal Welch Fusiliers...

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Marghanita Laski (1915–1988) by Mark Gerson, 1963 © Mark Gerson; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Laski, Marghanita [formerly Esther Pearl] (1915–1988), writer and broadcaster, was born in Maida Vale, London on 24 October 1915, the eldest child (she had one sister, two brothers, and an adopted brother and sister) of Neville Jonas Laski, barrister (later a crown court...

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Fyfe Robertson (1902–1987) by Grace Robertson © Grace Robertson

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Robertson, Fyfe [formerly James] (1902–1987), journalist and broadcaster, was born on 19 August 1902 at 35 Shandon Crescent, Edinburgh, one of the six children of James Robertson, a miner who became a United Free Church of Scotland minister, and his wife, Jane Dunlop...

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Robinson, Robert Henry [Bob] (1927–2011), writer and broadcaster, was born on 17 December 1927 at 13 Moss Lane, Liverpool, the only child of Ernest Redfern Robinson (1887–1961), accountant, and his wife, Johanna, née Hogan (b. 1893), daughter of Joseph Hogan, blacksmith. At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...