Peter Allen

Born 4 February 1946




A broadcast journalist and political correspondent, Peter Allen moved from television to radio to join BBC Five Live at its launch. Along with co-presenter Jane Garvey, he helped to bring a fresh approach to morning news programmes in a highly acclaimed teaming that lasted for 13 years.

His reports on the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, which he presented with James Naughtie, earned him a Sony Radio Academy Gold Award.

Peter currently presents BBC Radio 5 Live's Drive programme with Anita Anand.

Speaking about his work, he said, “Radio is 'it' for me because; radio - you pick up a microphone and you talk.”

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Peter Allen – Compilation

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