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Tributes paid to Humphrey Carpenter

Category: Radio 3; Radio 4

Date: 05.01.2005
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Tributes have been paid to broadcaster and writer Humphrey Carpenter who has died aged 58.


Roger Wright, Controller, BBC Radio 3, said: "Humphrey Carpenter was a wonderfully engaging broadcaster, intelligent and hugely wide ranging in his tastes and interests.


"He played a vital role in launching Radio 3's ongoing arts discussion programme Night Waves and was a regular presenter of other programmes on the network including our afternoon drivetime programme In Tune.


"His writing included many fine books which have helped shape our understanding of major cultural figures.


"He also wrote the definitive history of the Third Programme and Radio 3, tackled with his customary energy, sensitivity and insight.


"We will miss his lively spirit and personal voice."

Mark Damazer, Controller, BBC Radio 4, said: "Humphrey was a much admired and valued presenter and contributor on Radio 4.


"For several years he has been presenting one of the best things we do - Great Lives.


"He graced the airwaves for many years on a broad range of musical and literary topics and will be much missed."




Category: Radio 3; Radio 4

Date: 05.01.2005
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