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Richard Frederick Dimbleby

(1913-1965), Journalist and radio and television broadcaster

Sitter in 6 portraits
Born in Richmond, Surrey, Dimbleby left school aged eighteen to work for the family newspaper, The Richmond and Twickenham Times. He joined the BBC in 1936 as its first news observer. In 1939 Dimbleby became the BBC's first war correspondent and accompanied the British Expeditionary Force to France. In 1945, he broadcast the first reports from Belsen concentration camp. He left the BBC in 1946 and became a roving reporter on Down Your Way and gave commentaries on many state occasions. Dimbleby presented the current affairs television programme Panorama from its launch in 1955.

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Richard Frederick Dimbleby, by John Gay - NPG x126563

Richard Frederick Dimbleby

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1949
NPG x126563

Richard Frederick Dimbleby, by John Gay - NPG x126564

Richard Frederick Dimbleby

by John Gay
vintage bromide print, 1949
NPG x126564

Richard Dimbleby and his family, by Tom Blau - NPG x131948

Richard Dimbleby and his family

by Tom Blau
modern bromide print from original negative, 1952
NPG x131948

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Richard Frederick Dimbleby

by Walter Bird
vintage print, 1950s
NPG x183905

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Richard Frederick Dimbleby

by Walter Bird
vintage print, 1960s
NPG x183922


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29 August 2017, 22:05

Nicholas Dimbleby is the other son in the group photograph.

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