Peter Marshall (UK broadcaster)

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Peter Marshall
Born (1945-04-11) April 11, 1945 (age 69)

Peter Marshall (born on 11 April 1945 in Derry, Northern Ireland) is a British broadcaster. He was educated at St. Columb's College in Derry.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Television[edit]

In 1967 he became an announcer at Ulster Television and in 1970 he moved to Anglia Television. After a brief spell at Southern Television, he became well known as an in-vision announcer for Thames Television from 1976, also announcing during this period for ATV, and HTV West and presenting a weekend show on BBC Radio 2. He remained a Thames announcer until the company ceased broadcasting as an ITV contractor, announcing on its final day (31 December 1992) although by then he was not seen in vision.

For a long period in the 1970s and 1980s he co-hosted the Miss United Kingdom beauty pageant with Judith Chalmers and the Miss World beauty pageant (alongside Alexandra Bastedo on one occasion). He also contributed to the Thames Television travel show Wish You Were Here...? (also fronted by Chalmers). he was Arts Editor for HTV Wales and presented News & consumer shows. In 1989, he also hosted the first UK revival of Sale of the Century, on the fledgling Sky TV satellite network. As well as hosting the second version of Sale of the Century in 1989, Marshall had also worked in 1971 as the announcer on the original version of this show hosted by Nicholas Parsons before being replaced in season two by John Benson.

In 1994, he was behind the cameras (once again working for Thames) when he produced the first series of Infatuation UK, starring American emcee Bob Eubanks, for UK satellite station, Living TV.Since then he has developed TV Formats and produced shows like Miss World

Radio[edit]

Marshall also worked as a radio presenter with the BBC and spent several years as host of the evening show on London's Melody FM.

Other work[edit]

He is now the owner/Founder of Eccentric Multimedia Ltd.

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