Cliff Michel­more 1919-2016

Vet­eran ra­dio and TV pre­sen­ter Cliff Michel­more has died aged 96.

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

In a ca­reer span­ning 60 years, Michel­more was one of the pre­sen­ters of the BBC’s first TV mo­tor­ing pro­gramme,

Wheel­base that ran be­tween 1964 and 1975 and is seen as the fore­run­ner of to­day’s Top Gear. His main co-pre­sen­ter was mo­tor­ing jour­nal­ist and rac­ing driver Gor­don Wilkins, who died in April 2007.

Wheel­base was also one of the first pro­grammes to be shown in colour on BBC2 and in an episode aired in Septem­ber 1972, Michel­more’s driv­ing skills were put to the test at the Brands Hatch cir­cuit.

Michel­more, who had fa­mously been a TV an­chor­man dur­ing the as­sas­si­na­tion of US Pres­i­dent john F Kennedy in 1963 and the first moon land­ing in 1969 and pre­sented BBC’s Tonight from 1957 to 1965, died in Hamp­shire on 16 March.

Cliff Michel­more was best known for Tonight.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.