Peter Jefferson (radio)

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Peter Jefferson (born May 1945[1]) is a former BBC Radio 4 continuity announcer.

He was educated at the independent Halliford School in Shepperton, Middlesex. He joined the BBC in 1964[1] and became a Studio Manager in 1968. During this period, he worked for Radio 1, and read the news during the DJ Kenny Everett's programme.[2]

Jefferson retired in 2001, though he continued to work as a freelancer until 2009.[1] In May 2005 he stood in as a newsreader during strike action by other staff. He is often dubbed "Voice of the Shipping Forecast". He is also the reader of quotations in some episodes of the Radio 4 quiz game Quote, Unquote. Jefferson lives in Weybridge, Surrey.

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  1. ^ a b c John Plunkett "Continuity announcer who swore on Radio 4 to leave after 45 years", The Guardian, 15 September 2009
  2. ^ David Lister "The pirate who made Auntie swing", The Independent, 8 September 1996

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