Whitmore in 2011
Richard Whitmore (born 22 December 1933 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire) is a broadcaster, writer and actor. Whitmore is best known for his work as a BBC newsreader in the 1970s and 1980s and occasional work as a reporter.
He was educated at the former Hitchin Grammar School, and did not go to university. Whitmore appeared (along with other presenters and newsreaders) in the "Nothing Like a Dame" musical number on the Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show in 1977. Later, he performed professionally on the stage in several productions. In 1991 he appeared as a newscaster in the comedy film King Ralph. In December 2011 he became President of Hitchin Band. He is also the author of several books, including a 2007 biography of Reginald Hine, a historian from Hitchin who committed suicide in 1949.
- "The day a young journalist met his match". The Comet. 26 April 2007. Retrieved 11 July 2014.