Richard Baker obituary Haiku

BBC news reader Richard Baker

Former BBC news reader Richard Baker has died, aged 93. The well-known journalist first broadcast in 1954, and was a mainstay of British front rooms, relaying world events.

It is fitting, therefore, that he should be remembered in this Suffolk Gazette obituary Haiku, by Richard Standen

Have you heard the news?
Richard Baker’s last headline
It’s goodnight from him.

Richard Baker OBE RD, BBC news broadcaster
Born: 15th June 1925, Willesden, Middlesex, England
Died: 17th November 2018, Oxford, England

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