Tim was educated at Summer Fields, Eton and went to the University of Geneva.  After National Service, he trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama and in the early 1950s he joined the BBC as a radio announcer.  From 1955 until 1957, he headed Radio Hong Kong’s English programmes before returning to the UK to join BBC TV, where he was an in-vision announcer and newsreader.  In 1959, he moved to the ‘other side’, to become one of ITN’s first newscasters, where he remained until 1962.  His debonair good looks and deep, velvet voice made him very popular.

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The Dublin native was born in 1964. His Raheny-based family was steeped in the Irish language and it was perhaps no surprise that his education was delivered in his mother tongue. Aengus joined RTÉ in 1987, working initially as a runner before, two years later, moving into radio newsreading. He later took on a similar role on television, reading Nuacht bulletins initially, before making the transition to English-language news output, where he became a regular face on the Six-One News and Nine o’Clock News.

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Raymond was an announcer/newsreader with UTV from the late-1960s. He later moved to RTÉ in Dublin, where he was one of the announcers appearing during the opening night of RTÉ 2. He was accompanied at the launch of RTÉ 2 by fellow announcers Bernadette Ní Ghallchóir and
Róisín Harkin.

John was an announcer on both RTÉ TV channels from the mid-1980s. In the early 1990s, he moved across to the newsroom to present TV and radio news bulletins. John was one of the main presenters of the RTÉ One One o’Clock News from 2005 until his retirement in June 2017.

Marian was an RTÉ continuity announcer in the mid-1970s before moving on to present many radio and TV programmes at the station.

Aoife joined RTÉ in the late-1990s, working as a continuity announcer on both television channels, though mainly on RTÉ Network 2. She later went on to present RTÉ weather forecasts – on both channels – from 2002. She left RTÉ in summer 2003.

John’s broadcasting career began at ILR station Radio Tees.  He then joined BBC Newcastle before moving to London as a reporter/presenter on BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat programme.  He presented Thames News with Andrew Gardener during the 1980s.

John is currently a correspondent/presenter for BBC Network News.  He occasionally presents on the BBC News Channel.  During his career at the BBC, he initially specialised in local government, covering the rise and fall of the poll tax and the Westminster gerrymandering scandal.  He has since covered general news too, including the Harold Shipman murders and the war in Kosovo.

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