Trevor was always affectionately known as Trevor ‘The Weather’ Baker. He worked for the Met Office from 1941 until 1962, including a spell in Hong Kong (1953 – 1956). He was a veteran TV weather forecaster, appearing on screen for 25 years, briefly on BBC TV and BBC Radio in 1962, before his long association with the ITV Southern TV contractors: Southern (1962 – 1981 appearing on Day by Day) and TVS (1982 – 1987). He retired and handed over his duties to Carl Tyler. In 1981, Trevor’s local popularity was acknowledged when Southern Television granted Trevor his own Saturday night spectacular, Trevor Baker’s All Weather Show.
Trevor joined former BBC TV colleagues on Nationwide to celebrate the 25th anniversary of BBC TV Weather in January 1979, in which Bob Wellings interviewed past and present weather forecasters. He also joined a get-together for BBC TV Weather’s 40th anniversary in January 1994.
When Trevor died, his daughter Mandy Baker talked about his first broadcast: “A first broadcast is nerve-wracking at the best of times, but for him it was even harder. John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the earth, decided to hold a news conference at the exact time he was supposed to be on air, so he had to wait an anxious 45 minutes before his television debut.”
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