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Carol Vorderman; Richard Whiteley

© Harry Borden

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Carol Vorderman; Richard Whiteley

by Harry Borden
C-type colour print, 9 November 2004
17 in. x 17 in. (432 mm x 432 mm) image size
Given by Harry Borden, 2006
Photographs Collection
NPG x128640

Sittersback to top

  • Carol Jean Vorderman (1960-), Broadcaster, television presenter and civil engineer. Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Richard Whiteley (1943-2005), Reporter and television presenter. Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistback to top

  • Harry Borden (1965-), Photographer. Artist of 116 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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Events of 2004back to top

Current affairs

Armed robbers raid the Northern Bank in Belfast, stealing £26.5 million. Gunmen entered the homes of two bank officials, kidnapping their families and forcing them to let them into the bank, before loading cash into vans and driving away. Police and the British and Irish governments claimed that the Provisional IRA was responsible and several of the people arrested had PIRA, Real IRA and Sinn Féin connections.

Art and science

A fire at Charles Saatchi's art warehouse destroys some of the icons of Brit Art. Hell by Jake and Dinos Chapman, Everyone I Have Ever Slept With and The Hut by Tracey Emin and works by Damien Hirst, Chris Ofili, Sarah Lucas, Gavin Hume and Rachel Whiteread were among the casualties.

International

An earthquake in the Indian Ocean on Boxing Day causes a tsunami that kills nearly 230,000 people when it hit the coasts of Southeast Asia. The earthquake itself was the second most powerful ever recorded on a seismograph and waves from the tsunami - the most devastating in history - were up to 30 metres high.

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