Michael was a BBC Northern Ireland news and current affairs presenter in the 1960s and 1970s. He presented the main regional news programme in the 1960s. The programme had various titles during that decade: Six o’Clock, Six-Five and then Six-Ten. With so few TV services available, branding wasn’t quite so important in those days. However, there was some longevity with the next rebrand of the programme: Scene Around Six came along on 1st January 1968. This title would remain in use until 1984.
Michael was also a continuity announcer/director at BBC Northern Ireland during the 1970s.
Michael presented on BBC TV’s regional news magazine programme Town and Around (c. 1965) and on BBC Radio’s popular programme Two-Way Family Favourites. When troops started to be deployed in Northern Ireland the programme added a link-up with BBC Belfast from 1971 and this saw the return of Baguley, who had hosted the Cologne leg back in 1953.
Michael’s death was announced on the evening edition of BBC Newsline on Monday 11th February 2019. He died suddenly, a few days earlier, aged 89.
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This edited version of a 1974 BBC NI behind-the-scenes programme starts with Michael Baguley at the helm in TV continuity.
Andy Walmsley's Random Radio Jottings blog [http://andywalmsley.blogspot.com/2015/08/on-light-part-3-bumper-bundle.html]. Funeral Times [https://www.funeraltimes.com/peter-michaelbaguley41454120].
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