Post by NormanClature on Nov 17, 2018 22:05:15 GMT
Richard Baker has passed away, aged 93. Baker announced the first every news bulletin on the BBC in 1954. The newsreader first joined the BBC in 1950 as a radio presenter, and continued to present TV bulletins until 1982. He also did work on the Last Night of the Proms and on Radio 2, 3 and 4, as well as voice work in children's' series Mary, Mungo and Midge. Despite his many journalistic endeavors, Baker was perhaps most famous for his work on the special effects and make-up in An American Werewolf in London and playing R2-D2 in the Star Wars movies.