✎ Farewell Howard Philpott
5 Feb 2017 0 comments. tbs.pm/10837
Vale Howard Philpott, who has died of cancer at the age of 63.
His rich, warm, authoritative voice was regularly heard reading the news on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service from the 1980s onwards. He had originally trained to be a quantity surveyor before switching streams in 1975 to become a trainee studio manager.
From there he progressed to being heard on-air, with breaks to explore other radio-based hobbies. He is survived by his wife Nic.