|Cliff Michelmore: "And the next tonight will be tomorrow Night, Good Night".|
Cliff Michelmore, one of the BBC’s best-known post-war television presenters during the 1950s and 1960s, has died at the age of 96.
A nightly presence on television screens, there were only two TV channels, Mr Michelmore was best known for fronting the BBC’s current affairs programme, Tonight.
He presented the programme from 1957 to 1965,. His work included hosting the BBC’s coverage of the Apollo moon landings and general election results programmes, and presenting Family Favourites on BBC radio with his wife Jean Metcalfe. Born in Cowes, Isle of Wight in 1919, he served in the RAF during the second world war and began a broadcasting career with the British Forces Network in Germany in 1947.
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