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Richard Baker

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  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    "Former BBC newsreader Richard Baker has died aged 93.
    The son of a plasterer, London-born Baker introduced the BBC's first TV news bulletin broadcast in July 1954. He went on to front the Last Night of the Proms and present on Radio 2 and 4.
    Baker's son James said his father died this morning at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
    BBC director general Tony Hall was among those to pay tribute, saying he "became the face of news for millions".
    Baker's studies at Cambridge University were interrupted by World War Two.
    He served on a minesweeper with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during the conflict, attached to the supply convoys to Russia.
    A keen amateur dramatist, Baker resumed his education after the war and joined the BBC in 1950 as a radio presenter."

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