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One of ITV's legendary announcers, John Benson announced for ABC Television, in Manchester and Birmingham,
from 1957 until 1966. In 1967, he was a presenter for the BBC Light Programme, and as a relief announcer for Rediffusion in London. He joined Thames Television
when it took over the London weekday franchise from 1968. He also continued as a relief announcer for Westward, Anglia, Thames, and TVS.
Benson's voice-over credits include the introduction to Southern Television's final programme, It's Goodbye From Us,
Anglia TV's Sale Of The Century, and Yorkshire TV's 3-2-1.
John Benson died in 1995.