Broadcasting legend dies

East Anglian-based broadcasting legend John Timpson has died aged 77.The former BBC journalist passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, five weeks after his 42-year-old son Nick died suddenly.

East Anglian-based broadcasting legend John Timpson has died aged 77.

The former BBC journalist passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, five weeks after his 42-year-old son Nick died suddenly.

Timpson presented BBC Radio 4's Today programme between 1970 and 1986 partnering Jack De Manio, Robert Robinson and finally Brian Redhead.

He also presented Any Questions for three years, and won a Sony Gold Award for outstanding services to radio in 1986.


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After retiring, he returned to write a column for the Easten Daily Press, the Star's Norfolk-based sister paper, and also wrote several books reflecting his love of Britain and the nation's heritage.

He leaves a widow and one son.

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