Cliff Michelmore, British television presenter and producer, Died at 96

Arthur Clifford “Cliff” Michelmore was born on December 11, 1919, and died on March 16, 2016.

He was an English television presenter and producer.

Michelmore was popularly known for the BBC television programme Tonight, which he presented from 1957 to 1965.

He was the host for the BBC’s television coverage for the Apollo moon landings, the Aberfan disaster, the 1966 and 1970 UK general elections and the investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales in 1969.

Cliff Michelmore was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1969.

Jean Metcalfe became his wife on March 4, 1950, a BBC announcer, who presented Two-Way Family Favourites in London while he was presenting the Hamburg link in the programme for the British Forces Broadcasting Service.

They had not met face to face for six months, but after meeting they were quickly engaged and married, Cliff referred to his marriage as ‘love at first hearing’.

The couple had a daughter, actress Jenny Michelmore, and a son, who is broadcaster and composer Guy Michelmore, both of whom have children

Cliff Michelmore passed away at 96 yrs old.