Mark was a BBC TV network announcer (1983 – 1986), moving from BBC TV Newcastle where he fronted bulletins for Look North and BBC Radio 4 in the north. Before that, he presented on BBC local radio in Leeds and Cleveland.
Mark had the privilege of being the first BBC One announcer to use the new COW (Computer-Originated World) symbol on Monday 18th February 1985, introducing the first edition of the new thrice-weekly Wogan show, at 7pm. Incidentally, Mark was also the duty announcer for the final closedown use of the mechanical BBC One globe symbol the previous evening.
In 1986, he became an assistant producer for BBC network religious programmes, and in 1988 he moved to BBC TV in Leeds as a director and presenter, directing documentaries and features for both regional and network output. Programmes included: North of Westminster; Settle; Carlisle Railway; The Restoration of York Minster. He was also a relief presenter of TV news bulletins.
In 1990, Mark moved back to BBC TV in London returning to the announcing team until c. 1992. Later he was transmission director for BBC One and BBC Two and involved with the launch of the satellite services BBC World and BBC Prime. More recently, he worked as a creative producer for BBC Broadcast, leading a team of promotion directors producing radio and television spots for the English regions.
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