Duncan has a commercial radio background, having worked for Lincs FM (Lincolnshire), Invicta FM (Kent) and Trax FM (Yorkshire), where he presented the breakfast show.  He joined the BBC network announcing team in April 2004, providing continuity announcements on BBC One, BBC Two and later UKTV.  On 25th December 2009, BBC Breakfast showed a behind-the-scenes report concerning continuity at Christmas and interviewed both Duncan and Peter Offer.

On 18th May 2018, Duncan tweeted that ahead of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, his wife Katie had joined him on BBC Two.  Katie explained that they had been married for 10 years and that marriage is all about sharing moments.  They then introduced Gardener’s World together.

In September 2018, in a thread on his Twitter feed, Duncan referenced a YouTube clip featuring a recording of a mid-1980s Saturday Superstore segment, in which Phillip Schofield went behind-the-scenes in NC1 at BBC Television Centre.  After a Twitter user commented that the present day equivalent is no longer based at Television Centre, Duncan recalled the period where playout was transitioning from Television Centre to the Broadcast Centre: “We moved out early in 2005.  I did the first shift from the new playout suite and ended up having to run down Wood Lane at 9.50pm to introduce the 10 o’clock news from the trusty old booth at TVC.  We moved again earlier this year.”

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Born in Glasgow, Paul’s ambition was to become a dentist but as his exam results were, as he puts it “underwhelming”, he instead attended the University of Glasgow and Paisley College of Technology to do a BSc degree course.  He became resident DJ at both institutions, before going into hospital radio and eventually getting a job as a presenter at Scottish commercial station Radio Clyde.  Whilst working there he also freelanced at the ITV channel Scottish Television (STV) as an announcer in the early 1980s and was then asked to host his own, weekly chat show, Meet Paul Coia.  He won the Radio Industry Club’s Scottish Radio Presenter of the Year award.  He then moved south to London to help launch Channel 4.

Paul was the first voice heard on Channel 4’s launch day on 2nd November 1982: “Good afternoon.  It’s a pleasure to be able to say to you: welcome to Channel 4”.  He also appeared in-vision, presenting their preview show; he closed the station that night by blowing out a candle shaped like the Channel 4 logo.  He stayed with Channel 4 for around seven months before joining BBC One’s daily magazine show Pebble Mill at One; he presented that programme for three years.  In 1987, Paul did his second chat show series with Grampian TV called, appropriately enough, The Paul Coia Show.  In 1988, he presented the new, networked, daily quiz series Catchword for BBC Two and continued as host for eight years.

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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.

Tim’s career as a broadcaster in radio and television covered an enormous repertoire.  He presented Roundabout on the BBC Light Programme, produced special documentary features for ITN and Pathé Pictorial and sports fans might remember him from ITV’s Let’s Go.  He presented for ITV Sport in 1960.  He interviewed the Shah of Iran before his downfall.  During a report on Turkish Baths, he unintentionally became the first nude newscaster on television – an event still remembered by many.  He also made cameo appearances, usually in a newscaster role, in various TV programmes and films including: The Avengers (1962); The Power Game (1965); Budgie (1972); Dixon of Dock Green (1974); Carry on Emmannuelle (1978).  Among the television commercials he fronted were the Stork Margarine Challenge and the Daily Sketch.  In 1977, he presented a spoof science programme for Anglia Television called Alternative 3, in which millions were duped into thinking that scientists were being taken to colonise the moon because earth was doomed.  It was intended to be broadcast on April Fool’s Day but due to industrial action its transmission was delayed until 20th June.

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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 news reading. 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.