John is a former ABC TV and Associated Rediffusion continuity announcer who later presented BBC Children’s TV’s Top of the Form (1966 – 1967). He was a BBC TV newsreader (September 1968 – September 1973, October 1974, September 1979 – June 1981). John also presented the BBC’s regional London TV magazine, Town and Around (1968/1969) and BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours (1972).

He was head of drama, University College of Wales (179 – 1985) and professor of drama for the University of Americas, Mexico and University of California, Santa Cruz (1985 – 1997). He returned to England, appearing in several theatre productions including his own drama, verse and prose recitals.

Showreel reader, Dave Lawrence, remembers John Edmunds from his time as a teacher. He says: “John had another occupation alongside his TV announcing work. He was a part-time teacher – English if I remember correctly. He worked at Battersea Grammar School in Streatham, London from the early to mid-60s and I believe he also did a spell of teaching at Henry Thornton’s Grammar School in Clapham before that. He was quite popular with the pupils as he was a bit more relaxed than some of the teachers. I left Battersea Grammar in 1966 and I am pretty sure he was still teaching there then.”


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