Franklin Engelmann

1908 - 1972

Franklin Engelmann was a wartime BBC announcer before before becoming a popular quiz show presenter. Nicknamed 'Jingle', he was much loved as the genteel host of Down Your Way and laid claim to being the original presenter of Pick of the Pops.

He died in 1972, one day before the recording of the 1,000th episode of Gardener's Question Time which he had chaired for over ten years.


Franklin Engelmann – Opening of AEFP – 7 June 1944

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