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Richard Baker 1925-2018

 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:21 pm    Post subject: Richard Baker 1925-2018 Reply with quote

Former Radio 2 presenter and newsreader died this morning

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41023864
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A respected broadcaster.

My first thoughts when I heard the news? I liked his narration of Mary,Mungo and Midge. Smile

R.I.P Richard.

From Twitter..

"In his final years, he moved to a retirement home where he continued to read newspapers and cut out the headlines.Then at Six O'Clock he would read them aloud to fellow residents over supper." What an absolute gem. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news. RIP.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He had such a nice clear voice for the news and he presented enjoyable music programmes on the radio and he was good fun too - Face the Music, "his" acrobatics on There is Nothing Like a Dame on M&W.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd forgotten about the news readers spot on M&W Eileen, the thought made me smile.

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