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Barry Norman
Jul 2nd, 2017, 1:06pm
 
The long-term presenter of BBC TVís Film programme and Radio 4 presenter, Barry Norman, died last Friday, June 30th. He was 83.

I first worked with Barry on the Today programme when he was one of the presenters and I was a producer. I subsequently asked Barry to present a new R4 technology series, The Chip Shop. ďBut I know nothing about computers, Trevor.Ē he said and thatís exactly why I wanted himÖ a presenter who would ask the questions the audience wanted answering. It was the very early days of IT Ė the IBM PC was launched during the first run of the series.

Barry was a consummate broadcaster who could craft a mean script. He was a joy to work with and was one of the nicest people Iíve known. He was popular with the production team (that cannot be said of all presenters) and the audience loved him.

Although best known as a film critic and the presenter of BBC TVís Film review programme from 1972 until 1998 years he was also a regular and much-loved voice on Radio 4.

He leaves two daughters.

Funeral arrangements are not yet available.


The BBC Online tribute is here:  
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40468411
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