Friday, 12 March 2010

Leslie Mitchell 1905-1985

Leslie Mitchell was born in Edinburgh in 1905, He was famous as the first voice heard on BBC Television at its inception on 2 November 1936, and also for making the first announcement on Associated-Rediffusion, the first ITV company, on 22 September 1955. His voice was perhaps most recognised, however, from his long association with British Movietone News, for whose newsreels he was commentator during the Second World War and for many years afterwards with the SBAC Farnborough Air Displays.

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