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Brian Redhead is a journalist and broadcaster actively involved in the conservation of the countryside and its traditions.
Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, in the U.K. in 1929, he received a first class honours degree in history at Downing College, University of Cambridge.
He was northern editor of The Guardian newspaper from 1965 to 1969 and editor of the Manchester Evening News from 1969 to 1975. Since then, he has presented the BBC Radio 4 Today programme. His television work includes Home Ground, and the BBC 2 series, Recovery. His radio work includes several programmes and he chairs the BBC Radio 4 Debates.
Redhead presented the first Radio FM news coverage of the Gulf War. He has published four books in conjunction with the radio series: The Good Book, Christian Centuries, The Pillars of Islam and Against The State, and has co-written The Summers of Shotton, Northumbria, A Love of the Lakes and The Peak — A Park for all Seasons.
Redhead has a deep concern for health and welfare matters, determined, as a journalist and reporter, to inform the public about the diseases with which they are confronted and the role the individual can play in protecting and promoting his or her own health. He is also president of Trinity — the hospice in the Fylde, in Blackpool, England.
Redhead is heading the Cumbria Wildlife Trust in its efforts to protect and enhance the beauty of Britain's Lake District National Park and, at the same time, ensuring that its charms remain accessible to nature lovers.
Brian Redhead died on 23 January 1994.
Published in 1993