Martin was a former actor, whose distinctive, rich voice was heard as an announcer, first at Southern TV (1973) and then for 16 years on network BBC Television (1973 – 1989). He later spent some time as a BBC World Service (radio) announcer.

TV credits include: Dixon of Dock Green (1961); No Hiding Place (1963); Crossroads (1964); The Likely Lads (1965); Doctor Who (The Power of the Daleks, 1966); Troubleshooters (1969). He also provided ‘guest’ character voices in the Gerry Anderson puppet shows Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967 – 1968) and Joe 90 (1968).

Martin died in 2019, aged 86.


Personal Information

Date of Birth: Unknown/Incomplete
Date of Death: 15th April 2019
Honours: Not Applicable

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Martin King closes down BBC Two for the night in September 1985.

SM Service/Channel: YouTube/Benriggers.
TX Date: 8th September 1985.
TX Channel: BBC Two.
Copyright: BBC.



PICTURED: Martin King. SUPPLIED BY: Online. COPYRIGHT: Unknown.

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