Ian started his career as an in-vision announcer on Yorkshire Television in 1968 and later moved to BBC TV where he was a network announcer, mainly on BBC Two (1970 – 1976). He was awarded an OBE in 1993 for services to the community in Japan, mainly for work on behalf of children with special needs.
From 1976 to 1980, he was seconded from the BBC to Japan’s NHK network to work on a variety of international programmes, many of which did well in international competitions. Though his main work is now in the area of public affairs, he still does narrations, both commercial and documentaries, and currently hosts a monthly internet TV programme called Market Access.
Ian told us: “Happy memories of BBC announcing. Came to Japan in 1976 to make programmes here and have stayed, working on a number of stations, chiefly NHK and NTV. Now working in public affairs with the BCCJ; and am sometimes back in the UK to make presentations.”
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