One of ITV’s legendary announcers, John Benson announced for ABC Television, in Manchester and Birmingham (1957 – 1966). In 1967, he was a presenter for the BBC Light Programme, and a relief announcer for Rediffusion in London.

He joined Thames Television when it took over the London weekday franchise from 1968. He also continued as a relief announcer for Westward, Anglia, Southern and TVS. Benson’s voiceover credits include the introduction to Southern Television’s final programme, It’s Goodbye from Us, Anglia TV’s Sale of the Century, and Yorkshire TV’s 3-2-1.

John Benson died in 1995.


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