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Robin Boyle of Hancocks Half Hour Hand Signed 1956 BBC Letter

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CHA0205  A vintage 1956 personally hand written and signed BBC official letter from Robin Boyle famous radio broadcaster during the war and later became part of Hancocks Half Hour and Navy Lark. You will never get a better opportunity for lifetime authenticity of an autographed souvenir of Robin Boyle than an official hand signed letter from the celebrity direct from the BBC on their headed paper from nearly 60 years ago and it is in outstanding condition.

Born in Folkestone, Kent, Boyle's parents moved to Ireland while he was still young. He enlisted at the age of 14 into the army where he worked in Reconnaissance later becoming part of the British Forces Network. It was here that he learnt his trade as a radio presenter and at the end of World War 2 transferred to the BBC. Although best known as presenter of Friday Night Is Music Night Boyle did occasional shifts on Radio 4 in the early days including a number of overnight news reading shifts. His broadcasting career started in 1945 on BFN in Hamburg as announcer then Head of Presentation. He then became part of Hancocks Half Hour and The Navy Lark. Towards the end of his career, Boyle worked alongside the RAF Benevolent Fund and Cancer Research, becoming a life governor in 1988 and subsequently a Freeman of the City of London. He ended his career having spent more than 50 years in the BBC upon his retirement in 1998. He died in Sleaford, Lincolnshire​​​​​​​

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