William Hardcastle

1918 - 1975

William Hardcastle achieved distinction in both print and broadcast news journalism. He launched The World At One and stayed with it for ten years, building an audience of four million. In 1970 was was teamed with Derek Cooper for another new programme, PM.

Hardcastle had a businesslike, but warm broadcasting voice, and a style that emphasised fact rather than comment, bringing some Fleet Street urgency to the radio presentation of news.


The World This Weekend – 1968 – BBC Radio 4

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