Former BBC newsreader Richard Baker has died.

The death has been announced of the former BBC newsreader Richard Baker. He was 93.

He started at the BBC as an announcer, introducing the first BBC television news broadcast on 5 July 1954, although John Snagge read the actual bulletin. He is also closely associated with classical music, and presented many music programmes on both television and radio, including, for many years, the annual live broadcast from the Last Night of the Proms. He was a regular panellist on the classical music quiz show Face the Music.

Richard Baker passed away at the Sir John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

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