Julian Pettifer




Busman's Holiday

The Country Game

It's Patently Obvious


Much-travelled presenter and reporter who began his TV career at Southern Television as an announcer. He later joined ITN but moved to the BBC and in the 1960s was a regular reporter for Tonight and Panorama. Later moved his attention to environmental affairs, writing and presenting Nature, "Nature Watch" and The Living Isles. Nowadays, can sometimes be heard as stand-in host of Gardener's Question Time.


He won the 1968 BAFTA Reporter of the Year award for his reports from Vietnam.

He was one of the first faces to appear on the opening night of Southern Television on Saturday 30th August 1958, presenting a live outside broadcast from a yacht in the Solent. Unfortunately, the OB scanner broke down part way through his first link!

He was appointed OBE in the 2010 Queen's birthday honours.

Books / Tapes

Diamonds In The Sky: A Social History Of Air Travel


Web links

Internet Movie Database entry


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