ITN newsreader Gordon Honeycombe, who was a regular face on the channel in the 60s and 70s as well as the newsreader on TV-am, has died aged 79.
Former broadcaster Gordon Honeycombe, the face of ITN news between 1965 and 1977, has died in Australia aged 79. UK genealogists will remember him best as the presenter of the BBC Television programme (broadcast first in 1979) called Family History. He was twice voted the UK’s most popular newsreader.
You can read a lot more about the life of Gordon Honeycombe at and you can see him as one of the broadcast professionals in a video made in November 1988:
The son of a sales manager with an American oil company, Ronald Gordon Honeycombe was born on September 27 1936 in Karachi, then in British India, now Pakistan, and educated at the Edinburgh Academy, where he took a part in the school’s dramatic and concert productions. He first acted in Shakespeare in 1950, as Goneril in a school production of King Lear, when he was 13 and six feet tall.
|Date of Birth||27 September 1936, Karachi, British India|
|Date of Death||9 October 2015, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (leukaemia)|
|Birth Name||Ronald Gordon Honeycombe|
|Height||6' 4" (1.93 m)|