Gerald Priestland


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Gerald Francis Priestland (26 February 1927 - 20 June 1991) was a news correspondent and newsreader for the BBC.

Gerald Priestland was educated at Charterhouse and New College, Oxford. He began his work at the BBC with a six-month spell writing obituary pieces for broadcast news. Indeed, he even jokingly wrote his own obituary shortly before leaving the job for a post as a sub-editor in... more »

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  • ''Journalists belong in the gutter because that is where the ruling classes throw their guilty secrets.''
    Gerald Priestland (b. 1927), British broadcaster. BBC Radio (London, May 19, 1988).
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