Michael Rodd

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Michael Rodd (born 29 November 1943 in North Shields, Tyne-and-Wear) is an English television presenter and businessman.


Rodd was educated at the independent school Trinity College, Glenalmond (now Glenalmond College) near Perth in Scotland, and at Newcastle University.

Life and career[edit]

Rodd became a familiar face to millions of television viewers in Britain as a presenter for the BBC of Screen Test (1970-79), Tomorrow's World (1972-82)[1] and The Risk Business (1980-81). He also hosted television coverage of the early Space Shuttle launches for the BBC.[2] Later he worked for the ITV contractor TVS on their science programme The Real World.

In 1980 Rodd founded Blackrod, an independent producer of film, video and interactive productions on behalf of business and industry.


  1. ^ "BBC - Archive - People - Michael Rodd". BBC. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Space Shuttle, The Launch". BBC1 TV. 12 April 1981. 

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