Alex was born in Fulham. He was a former actor. His voice was heard on the very first advert for Gibbs SR Toothpaste shown at 8.12pm on the opening night of ITV on 22nd September 1955. He was an in-vision BBC TV network announcer (1955 – 1961) and also a relief BBC TV newsreader (16th March 1961). He contributed to many BBC programmes, including: This Is Show Business (1956); a spell as a regional presenter on Come Dancing (1957 – 1966 and 1968 – 1972); the London area news magazine Town and Around (1961). He also appeared on BBC TV children’s programmes: Film Club (1960 – 1962); as driver on Show Train (1961); Let’s Go (1962), which was transmitted fortnightly from the TV Theatre.
Other television acting credits include:
- The Adventures of Annabel (1955);
- Brothers in Law (1962);
- The Big Pull (1962);
- More Faces of Jim (1963);
- Q9 (1969); Z Cars (1969);
- The Troubleshooters (1969);
- The Goodies (1972);
- Doctor Who – Day of the Daleks (1972).
On BBC Radio’s Home Service, he co-presented In Town Today (1963). He later worked for an Australian TV company in Sydney and eventually retired to Norfolk becoming a very good portrait painter.
He died in Norwich, aged 71.
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PICTURED: Alex Macintosh. SUPPLIED BY: P. Jamieson. COPYRIGHT: Unknown.