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Sylvia Peters (I) (1925–2016)

The impeccably-spoken Sylvia Peters, a lady synonymous with 1950s television in Britain, was born in Highgate, London, on 26th September, 1925, to an Italian clock-maker Romelo Petronzo, and his English wife Ethel, who arranged for the young Sylvia to have ballet lessons. Trained as an actress she joined the BBC in 1947 and in 1953 was one of the ... See full bio »


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2 June, introduced a repeat of her original coronation broadcast on the 60th anniversary for the BBC Parliament TV channel

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Sylvia Webb

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A former musical actress, Peters joined the BBC in 1947 after answering a newspaper advertisement for a continuity announcer and was one of the post-War trio of announcers who stayed until 1958.

Retired and later ran a dress shop in Wimbledon but came out of retirement to work as a presenter on the Channel 4 series 'Years Ahead'. She also re-appeared in November 1986 as an in-vision announcer on ... See more »

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