During a long career in TV news and current affairs, Robert was associated with a number of BBC and ITV programmes: reporter, BBC TV’s Panorama (1958 – 1962) and presenter in 1982; reporter, This Week (1965 – 1968); ITN newscaster on lunchtime programme First Report (October 1972 – January 1976). In 1980 he both wrote and presented Ireland – A Television History.
He appeared briefly as one of the ‘Famous Five’ on TV-am (February 1983). He took part in seven election nights (1959 – 1974 and 1983).
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