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Brian Matthew

English broadcaster

Died when: 88 years 203 days (1062 months)
Star Sign: Virgo

Brian Matthew (17 September 1928 – 8 April 2017) was an English broadcaster who worked for the BBC for 63 years from 1954 until 2017.He was the host of Saturday Club, among other programmes, and began presenting Sounds of the 60s in 1990, often employing the same vocabulary and the same measured delivery he had used in previous decades.

In January 2017, after a short break from the programme after having a fall at home, the BBC announced, against Matthew's wishes, that he would not be returning to the programme and that he would be replaced.

He was succeeded by Tony Blackburn.Matthew later died of pneumonia on 8 April 2017, aged 88.


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