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Colin McIntyre

27 January 1927 to 16 May 2012

After distinguished wartime service McIntyre joined the BBC where he worked as a reporter in radio and television. He subsequently embarked on the achievement that would prove to be the highlight of his broadcasting career when, in 1974, he steered the Corporation’s Ceefax text service through to its first transmission.

- Read Colin McIntyre's Guardian Obituary