What The Papers Say: The People 

29 April 2006 tbs.pm/2099

A (hopefully) complete listing of the presenters, and some of the actor/readers who have appeared on What The Papers Say over its 50 years of broadcasting.

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WTPS Presenters 1956-2006

(In alphabetical order)

David Aaronovitch

Andrew Alexander

Nancy Banks Smith

Richard Boston

Mark Boxer

Rosie Boycott

Melvyn Bragg

Alistair Cambell

Beatrix Campbell

James Cameron

Claud Cockburn

Alastair Cooke

Anna Coote

Alan Coren

Janet Daley

Russell Davies

William Davies

Hunter Davies

Bill Deedes

John Diamond

Harold Evans

Sebastian Faulks

George Ffitch

Peter Fiddick

Paul Foot

Michael Foot

Antonia Fraser

Michael Frayn

Clement Freud

David Frost

Angela Gordon

Roy Greenslade

Bill Grundy

Stuart Hall

Vincent Hanna

William Hardcastle

Russell Harty

Max Hastings

Roy Hattersley

Ian Hislop

Godfrey Hodgson

Simon Hoggart

Mary Holland

Anthony Howard

Will Hutton

Brian Inglis

Richard Ingrams

Clive James

Derek Jameson

Peter Jay

Peter Jenkins

Clive Jenkins

Paul Johnson

Boris Johnson

Ludovic Kennedy

Bruce Kent

Thomas Kielinger

Miles Kington

Larry Lamb

Julia Langdon

Nigella Lawson

Dominic Lawson

Lynda Lee-Potter

Ann Leslie

Bernard Levin

Magnus Linklater

Richard Littlejohn

Ken Livingstone

Margo Macdonald

Donald Macintyre

David Mahlowe

Andrew Marr

Kingsley Martin

George Melly

Austin Mitchell

Chris Moncrieff

Jane Moore

Bill Morris

Chris Mullin

Andrew Neil

Fintan O’Toole

Michael Parkinson

Matthew Parris

Tony Parsons

Allison Pearson

John Peel

John Pilger

Chapman Pincher

Peter Preston

Adam Raphael

Andrew Rawnsley

Brian Redhead

William Rees-Mogg

George Reid

Steve Richards

Ann Robinson

Robert Robinson

Alan Rusbridger

William Rushton

William Self

Peter Shore

David Steel

Janet Street-Porter

Christopher Silvester

Laurie Taylor

Polly Toynbee

Donald Trelford

Jill Tweedie

Brian Walden

Auberon Waugh

Francis Wheen

Michael White

Peregrine Worsthorne

David Yelland

Hugo Young

Actor/Readers on WTPS

Malcolm Brown

Delia Corrie

Bill Croasdale

Jayne Dowell

Jimmy Hibbert

David Mahlowe

John McGregor

Ray Moore

Don Murray-Hendersdon

Martin Oldfield

Daphne Oxenford

Brian Trueman

Peter Wheeler

Have we missed any? If so, please let us know.

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1 response to this article

Steph Bridgeman 24 September 2019 at 7:32 pm

Hello, I wanted to let you know that my grandfather, Frank Duncan was also one of the readers on What the Papers Say for some years. He was an actor, and lived 1923-1995. He also was the voice right at the beginning of the cult show Monkey Magic – I only realised the significance of these cool facts after his death. I much enjoyed reading your articles about the show.

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