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15th August 2011

Tributes paid to Robert Robinson

Robert Robinson (1948, English) passed away in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington on 12 August 2011, aged 83, after a long period of ill health. Family and colleagues have paid tribute to the veteran journalist and quiz show host.

Robinson hosted much loved TV shows such as Ask the Family and Call My Bluff, BBC Radio 4’s Todayprogramme, Brain of Britain, and Stop the Week, and wrote for several newspapers including The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph as a radio and film critic respectively.

Caroline Raphael, a commissioning editor for Radio 4, described her former colleague as a “radio legend”, who had “one of the most recognisable and pleasurable voices on radio”.

Robinson’s children, Nicholas, Lucy, and Susie, said “He had a very long, productive and successful life and we’ll all miss him terribly”.

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