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Alliss, Peter (1931–2020)  

Maker: David Cannon

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Peter Alliss (1931–2020), by David Cannon, 1985

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Alliss, Peter (1931–2020), golfer and broadcaster  

Richard Holt

Alliss, Peter (1931–2020), golfer and broadcaster, was born on 28 February 1931 in Berlin, the second son of Percy Alliss (1897–1975), a Yorkshire professional at the prestigious Wannsee Golf Club, and his first wife, Dorothy, née Rust (1891–1971), who was also a scratch golfer. His brother, ...

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Andrews, Eamonn (1922–1987)  

Maker: Godfrey Argent

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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  

Malcolm Morris

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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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Armfield, James Christopher [Jimmy] (1935–2018), footballer, football manager, and broadcaster  

Dilwyn Porter

Armfield, James Christopher [Jimmy] (1935–2018), footballer, football manager, and broadcaster, was born on 21 September 1935 at 16 Marina Avenue, Denton, Lancashire (5 miles east of Manchester), the only child of Christopher Armfield (1904–1980), a grocer, and his wife, ...

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Cover Armfield, James Christopher [Jimmy] (1935–2018)

Armfield, James Christopher [Jimmy] (1935–2018)  

Maker: W&H Talbot Archive

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Jimmy Armfield (1935–2018), by W&H Talbot Archive, 1963

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Baker, Richard Douglas James (1925–2018), broadcaster and author  

Michael Leapman

Baker, Richard Douglas James (1925–2018), broadcaster and author, was born at 35 Linacre Road, Willesden Green, London, on 15 June 1925, the son of Albert Baker (1884–1974), a plasterer, later jeweller’s assistant, and his wife, Jane Isabel, née Baxter (1897–1997...

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Barron, Brian Munro (1940–2009)  

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Brian Munro Barron (1940–2009) by unknown photographer, 1980 © UPPA / Photoshot

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Barron, Brian Munro (1940–2009), journalist and broadcaster  

Michael Leapman

Barron, Brian Munro (1940–2009), journalist and broadcaster, was born on 28 April 1940 at Bristol Maternity Hospital, 50 Southwell Street, Clifton, Bristol, the son of Albert Barron, a clerk with an aircraft company, and his wife, Norah Bernadette, née Morgan. At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...

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Baxter, Raymond Frederic (1922–2006), broadcaster and writer  

Nicholas Moss

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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Cover Baxter, Raymond Frederic (1922–2006)

Baxter, Raymond Frederic (1922–2006)  

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

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Beckett, Wendy Mary (1930–2018)  

Maker: Lou Boileau

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Wendy Mary Beckett (1930–2018), by Lou Boileau, 2006

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Beckett, Wendy Mary (1930–2018), nun, art historian, and broadcaster  

Peter Stanford

Beckett, Wendy Mary (1930–2018), nun, art historian, and broadcaster, was born on 25 February 1930 in Johannesburg, South Africa, one of three children of Aubrey Cecil Beckett (1897–1961), a banker’s clerk of Irish origin, and his wife, Dorothy, née Sheehan. Through her father she was a distant cousin of the playwright ...

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Bellingham, Lynda [née Meredith Lee Hughes] (1948–2014), actress, broadcaster, and writer  

Gilli Bush-Bailey

Bellingham, Lynda [née Meredith Lee Hughes] (1948–2014), actress, broadcaster, and writer, was born on 31 May 1948 in Montreal, Canada, the daughter of Carl Seymour Hutton (1896/7–1959) and Marjorie Bond, née Hughes (1917–2012). At the age of four months she was adopted by an English couple, Capt. ...

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Beningfield, Gordon George (1936–1998), wildlife and countryside artist, naturalist, and broadcaster  

Mark Bryant

Beningfield, Gordon George (1936–1998), wildlife and countryside artist, naturalist, and broadcaster, was born at his maternal grandmother’s house, 30 Neckinger, Bermondsey, London, on 31 October 1936, the elder son of George Robert Edward Beningfield (1907–1981), a Thames lighterman (and skilled amateur artist), and his wife ...

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Betjeman, Sir John (1906–1984)  

Maker: Sir Cecil Beaton

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 courtier  

Kingsley Amis

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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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Cover Bough, Francis Joseph [Frank] (1933–2020)

Bough, Francis Joseph [Frank] (1933–2020)  

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Frank Joseph Bough (1933–2020), by unknown photographer, 1971

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Bough, Francis Joseph [Frank] (1933–2020), sports broadcaster and television presenter  

Richard Haynes

Bough, Francis Joseph [Frank] (1933–2020), sports broadcaster and television presenter, was born on 15 January 1933 at The Limes maternity home, Hartshill, Stoke-on–Trent, the son of Austin Joseph Bough (1904–1963), upholsterer, and his wife, Annie Tyrer, née Moulton (...

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Bukht, (Mirza) Michael John [pseud. Michael Barry] (1941–2011), broadcasting executive, television presenter, and cookery writer  

Michael Leapman

Bukht, (Mirza) Michael John [pseud. Michael Barry] (1941–2011), broadcasting executive, television presenter, and cookery writer, was born on 10 September 1941 at Ynysarwed Farm, Resolven, Glamorgan, the elder son of Mirza Jawan Bukht (1908–1973), an Indian (later a Pakistani) diplomat, and his wife, ...