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Sir Ludovic Henry Coverley Kennedy (1919–2009) by D. Jones, 1989 © D. Jones / Evening Standard / Rex Features

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Kennedy, Sir Ludovic Henry Coverley [Ludo] (1919–2009), writer, broadcaster, and campaigner against injustice, was born on 3 November 1919 at 4 Belgrave Crescent, Edinburgh, the only son and eldest of the three children of Captain Edward Coverley Kennedy (1879–1939), naval officer, and kinsman of the earls of ...

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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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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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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 ...