Yorkshire royalty, Harry Gration’s last ever broadcast will be tomorrow, 21st October. After 42 years at the BBC, the Yorkshire-born journalist is taking a step back and leaving his position at the BBC. This departure follows cutbacks to regional programming by Helen Thomas, the director of BBC England, which meant Look North could only have one presenter.
Gration joined the BBC in 1978, and began his presenting duties in 1982. We’ve enjoyed every moment of the four decades, that we were alive for, of Gration’s time at the BBC. He always manages to sneak an appearance at our favourite annual Christmas pantomime at the York Theatre Royal.
Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire in 2013 BBC journalist, Gration was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to broadcasting. BBC have put together a wonderful recap of some of Gration’s best bits from his huge career that spanned four decades. We’ve added the link in for your viewing pleasure.