Radio 3 announcer Patricia Hughes dies

Former BBC radio announcer Patricia Hughes has died at the ago of 90. She was one of the most distinctive female voices at the corporation for several decades.

She was the voice of the network from 1969 to 1983, having started work at the BBC in 1944 as a secretary and retiring 30 years ago.

Patricia started on the World Service then appeared on the Light Programme, the Home Service and the Third Programme. Most recently she has been recording audio books.

Patricia was most well known for presenting the Monday Lunchtime Concerts from St. John’s, Smith Square on Radio 3.

The BBC reports she died at a nursing home in Winchester on Friday morning.

Posted on Sunday, February 10th, 2013 at 1:23 pm by RadioToday

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