Alex Macintosh (18 November 1925 – 7 September 1997) was a BBC presenter and continuity announcer from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. He was also the voice artist heard during the first British-broadcast advertisement, for Gibbs SR Toothpaste on ITV, 22 September 1955.
Macintosh was an ABC TV "in-vision" announcer from 1955 to 1961, which led to him becoming a presenter on other BBC programmes.  He contributed to a number of diverse programmes, including a spell as a regional presenter on Come Dancing (between 1957 and 1966; and again 1968-1972). In 1962, he guest-starred in an episode of Brian Rix's Dial RIX as a host of "Come Prancing."
In 1961, he presented the London area news magazine Town and Around, and was a "relief" news reader in March 1961. Macintosh also took many supporting roles in a variety of TV programmes, often as a TV reporter, interviewer or newsreader, in which guise he appeared in episodes of R3 (1965), The Troubleshooters (1969) and Doctor Who (Day of the Daleks) (1972).
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