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Presenter of BBC Countryfile and, previously, Newsround...
John Craven talks jazzy jumpers over a Pie and a Pint with BBC Hereford and Worcester's Tony Fisher.
John started his professional life in print journalism as a junior reporter on a local newspaper.
He went on to join the BBC, and in 1972 started presenting the children's news programme, Newsround, as well as news items on Multi-Coloured Swap Shop and Saturday Superstore.
In 1989 he left the Newsround team, and began presenting Countryfile.
John was awarded an OBE in 2000 for services to rural, and children's broadcasting.
last updated: 15/05/2008 at 15:35