Robert Wentworth John Holness (born 12 November 1928, Vryheid, Natal, South Africa) is an English actor and presenter.Shortly after his birth in South Africa, his family moved to Ashford, Kent, in the UK. After attending Ashford Grammar School (now The Norton Knatchbull School) and Maidstone College of Art and spending some time at Eastbourne College, he then worked for a printing company before returning to South Africa. In 1955, he received his first job as a radio presenter. He also got married in 1955 to Mary who he met in South Africa. They returned to the UK in 1961. They have three children and seven grandchildren.
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Pioneer of radio news during the 1970s and 80s who was a driving force behind the fledgling stations Capital and LBC.
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Bob Holness known for his broadcasting on Radio 2 for 12 years and LBC for 10 years along with his very successful game show Blockbusters has died at the age of 83 in his sleep after a number of stokes which resulted in him spending his last days in a nursing home. Bob spent most of his life in the radio industry, his contributions spanned over 6 decades.
Before television and radio quizmasters became increasingly raucous, clever-clever and sarcastic, Bob Holness, who has died aged 83, saw the role as that of a rewarder ofknowledge rather than the ringmaster of a hysterical circus. Indeed, one of the worst mistakes one could make with Holness was to refer to any of the many quizzes he conducted as gameshows.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has been having a terrible week. First, he was under assault from his from advisor former policy guru Lord Glasman earlier week who said his leadership has not “no strategy, no narrative and little energy”. Further pressure came today from Labour Shadow defence secretary, Jim Murphy, who said that Labour should not simply oppose all government spending cuts.