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date: 25 February 2024

Rippon, Angela May free

Rippon, Angela May free

CBE 2017 (OBE 2004)

Born 12 Oct. 1944; d of late John Rippon and Edna Rippon; m 1967, Christopher Dare (marr. diss.)

broadcaster; presenter, Rip Off Britain, BBC TV, since 2010

Education

Plymouth Public Grammar Sch.

Career

Journalist, The Independent, Plymouth; presenter and reporter, BBC TV, Plymouth, 1966–69; editor, producer and presenter, Westward TV, 1967–73; reporter, nat. news, 1973–75, newsreader, 1975–81, BBC TV; co-founder, and presenter, TV-am, 1983; arts and entertainment correspondent, WNEV-TV, Boston, USA, 1984–85; presenter, LBC, 1990–94. Television series include: presenter: Angela Rippon Reporting, 1980–81; Antiques Roadshow, 1980–83; In the Country, 1980–83; Top Gear, 1980–83; Masterteam, 1985–87; Come Dancing, 1988–91; What’s My Line, 1988–90; Live with Angela Rippon, 2002–04; Sun, Sea and Bargain Spotting, 2004–09; Cash in the Attic, 2006–; The One Show, 2011–; Holiday Hit Squad, 2012–; Amazing Greys, 2014; The Truth about Dementia (documentary), 2016; How to Stay Young, 2016–17; Health Truth or Scare, 2017; The Wall, 2019–; The Truth about Antibiotics (documentary), 2020; compère, Eurovision Song Contest, 1976; also presenter, radio progs. Vis. Prof., Consumer Journalism, Lincoln Univ., 2010–. Chm., English Nat. Ballet, 2000–04. Vice-Pres., British Red Cross, 1999–; Ambassador: Alzheimer’s Soc., 2009–; Silver Swans, RAD, 2017–; Patron, Kidney Res. UK, 2009–11; Co-Chm., Prime Minister’s Dementia Friendly Communities Cttee, 2011–. Pres., Lady Taverners, 2011–16. Hon. DHum Amer. Coll. in London, 1994; Hon. DArts Plymouth, 2012; Hon. DCL Newcastle, 2014. TRIC Newsreader of the Year, 1975, 1976, 1977; European Woman of Achievement, Women’s EU, 2002; Lifetime Achievement Award, Women in Film and TV Awards, 2013

Publications

Riding, 1980; In the Country, 1980; Victoria Plum (children’s stories), 1981; Mark Phillips: the man and his horses, 1982; Angela Rippon’s West Country, 1983; Badminton: a celebration, 1987; Fabulous at 50 and Beyond, 2003

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