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Bob Langley (born 28 August 1939, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) was a British television presenter and novelist, most famous for hosting the BBC1 afternoon chat show Pebble Mill At One. Langley also presented its late night version Saturday Night at The Mill.[1]

He began his broadcast career in the early days of Tyne Tees television on the nightly news programme. "The early days could be a bit catastrophic, a real string and sealing wax job," he said. "There weren't too many of us who really knew what we were doing. We didn't even have an autocue, and when we had it was like a giant toilet roll, but we had an awful lot of fun."[2]

From 1970 he was a reporter on Nationwide. It was as a result of his and fellow presenter Donny MacLeod's success on the show that they were reasigned to launch Pebble Mill in 1972.[3]

He was parodied in the radio comedy The Burkiss Way.[4] He has also later appeared on Countryfile.[1]

Langley also wrote several novels, including The War of the Running Fox (1978).

References

  1. ^ a b "Bob Langley". IMDB. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0486503/. Retrieved 2008-08-24.  
  2. ^ North, John (2005-07-07). "Last pint at 'Studio Six'". Northern Echo. http://archive.thisisthenortheast.co.uk/2005/7/7/7446.html. Retrieved 2008-08-24.  
  3. ^ Jones, Ian (2002-07). "The Good Word". Off The Telly. http://www.offthetelly.co.uk/factual/nationwide.htm. Retrieved 2008-08-24.  
  4. ^ "The Guide To The Burkiss Way". britishcomedy.org.uk. http://www.britishcomedy.org.uk/comedy/burkiss2.htm. Retrieved 2008-08-24.  

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