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Richard Baker OBE

15 June 1925 to 17 November 2018

A British broadcaster who became the first announcer to introduce a news bulletin on the BBC in 1954, Baker became one of the most assured presenters of TV news over the next 28 years. He was also passionate about music and presented shows on Radio 2 including Friday Night Is Music Night (1998-2005).

Read Richard Baker's Guardian obituary here.