Richard Baker (English broadcaster)

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Richard Douglas James Baker OBE RD (15 June 1925 – 17 November 2018) was an English broadcaster, best known as a newsreader for BBC News from 1954 to 1982, and as a radio presenter of classical music. He was a contemporary of Kenneth Kendall and Robert Dougall and was the first reader of the BBC Television News (in voiceover) in 1954.

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1990Façade 1 & 2Walton; Susana Walton, Richard Baker, City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox1
1995Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf / Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the OrchestraProkofiev, Britten; Richard Baker, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Raymond Leppard3
1997Morning HeroesSir Arthur Bliss; Richard Baker, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves2
1999Christmas Carols from the Liverpool PhilRichard Baker, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Ian Tracey1

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2007Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf / Rawsthorne: Practical Cats / Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the OrchestraProkofiev, Rawsthorne, Britten; Richard Baker, Robert Donat, New Philharmonia & Philharmonia Orchestras, Raymond Leppard, Alan Rawsthorne1

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