Marjorie Anderson

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Marjorie Anderson MBE (7 November 1913 – 14 December 1999) was a leading BBC radio broadcaster for over thirty years. From 1940 to 1945 she presented Forces Favourites on the Second World War BBC Forces Programme and BBC General Forces Programmes (which unfortunately ended due to an influx of American soldiers and so radio had to cater to new tastes) and then its peacetime successor Family Favourites on the BBC Light Programme. Between 1955 and 1968 she presented Home for the Day on the BBC Home Service and is remembered as a presenter of Woman's Hour from 1958 until her retirement in 1972. This came with the role of BBC radio changing fundamentally during the mid 20th century where women's voices were becoming more heard in radio. Anderson's contribution to UK radio is commemorated in the Radio Academy's Hall of Fame. She was appointed MBE in the 1974 Birthday Honours.

External links

  • Guardian obituary
  • Woman's Hour page containing an example of her work
  • the Radio Academy's Hall of Fame
  • [Wikipedia. (n.d.). BBC Forces Programme. [online] Available at: [Accessed 25 Nov. 2019].
  • [Hendy, D. (2007). Life On Air; A History of Radio Four. Oxford University Press, p.12]
  • [koog, K. (2017). Neither worker nor housewife but citizen: BBC’s Woman’s Hour 1946–1955. Women's History Review, [online] 26(6), p.6. Available at: [Accessed 25 Nov. 2019].

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