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Newsreaders from the Past Quiz

How many of these BBC and ITV newsreaders do you remember? 15 Questions.

 
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This newscaster read the news for the BBC from 1948 to 1981. He was the first newsreader to appear in vision in 1955. Who is he?

  • John Edmunds
  • Richard Baker
  • Michael Aspel
  • Kenneth Kendall

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Next we move to ITV for this newsreader. He appeared on ITN news from 1977 to 1984 and again on TV-am from 1984 to 1989. Who is he?

  • Reginald Bosanquet
  • Gordon Honeycombe
  • Andrew Garnder
  • John Suchet

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Staying with ITV, this newsreader started as a reporter with ITN from 1975 to 2004, becoming a newsreader in 1980. Who is she?

  • Pamela Armstrong
  • Carol Barnes
  • Sue Carpenter
  • Anna Ford

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Back to the BBC for this newsreader, who in 1954 was the first person to read the BBC TV news (in voiceover) in 1954. His name?

  • Richard Whitmore
  • Corbet Woodall
  • Richard Baker
  • Robert Dougall

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This newsreader was with the BBC, starting on Pebble Mill at One in 1974. She became one of the UK's best known newsreaders in the 1980's. Her name?

  • Kirsty Young
  • Sue Carpenter
  • Jan Leeming
  • Moira Stewart

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As well as being a genuine BBC newsreader, he appeared in many TV series, and also in some films - invariably acting as a TV newsreader or announcer. His name?

  • John Edmunds
  • Peter Woods
  • Corbet Woodall
  • Andrew Gardner

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Starting her career with Capital Radio in 1973, she joined ITN in 1983. She then left for the BBC in 1986 where she co-presented Breakfast Time. Who is she?

  • Jan Leeming
  • Pamela Armstrong
  • Kirsty Young
  • Sue Carpenter

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This BBC newsreader was one of three who started on TV at the time when the news was just a voiceover accompanied by a photo of Big Ben. Who is he?

  • Robert Dougall
  • Richard Baker
  • Peter Woods
  • Peter Whitmore

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Back again to ITN for this familiar newsreader who was head anchor from 1974-76, having started as a reporter and later diplomatic correspondent from 1970. He is?

  • Andrew Gardner
  • Gordon Honeycombe
  • John Edmunds
  • Reginald Bosanquet

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This newsreader trained as an actor and later presented Top of the Form in 1966-67. He was a BBC newsreader from 1968-73 and then again from 1974-79. He is?

  • Peter Whitmore
  • John Edmunds
  • Peter Woods
  • Corbet Woodall

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Starting on the regional BBC news programme 'Points West' from 1985-1986, she was on 'Breakfast Time', later moving to ITN on their daytime and early evening bulletins.Her name?

  • Sue Carpenter
  • Jan Leeming
  • Kirsty Young
  • Pamela Armstrong

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This newsreader, pictured here in 1969, was born in Romford. Initially a reporter, he was the first newsreader to broadcast in colour on BBC2's 'Newsroom'. Who is he?

  • Kenneth Kendall
  • Robert Dougall
  • Corbet Woodall
  • Peter Woods

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This newsreader started on BBC Radio Scotland in 1989 as a continuity announcer, later moving to Scottish TV. She was also with Channel 5 as their head anchor. Now with BBC TV as a presenter. She is?

  • Sue Carpenter
  • Jan Leeming
  • Pamela Armstrong
  • Kirsty Young

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This newsreader worked for ITN from 1962-1977. He was one of the original presenters of News at Ten when it started in 1967. Who is he?

  • Andrew Gardner
  • Reginald Bosanquet
  • Peter Sissons
  • Gordon Honeycombe

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And finally, this newsreader presented the news for the BBC in the 1970's and 80's. He appeared in the Morecambe & Wise Xmas Show of 1977. His name?

  • Robert Dougall
  • Peter Woods
  • Richard Whitmore
  • Kenneth Kendall

 

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