Former BBC 'Brain Of Britain' Host Robert Robinson Passes
August 15, 2011 at 3:41 AM (PT)
ROBERT ROBINSON, who hosted BBC RADIO 4's "BRAIN OF BRITAIN" quiz show for 38 years before retiring last year, passed away FRIDAY (8/12) at age 83 in LONDON after a long illness.
After writing for the LONDON-based WEEKLY TELEGRAPH edition of the SHEFFIELD TELEGRAPH and for the SUNDAY TIMES, ROBINSON joined the BBC as host of television's "PICTURE PARADE," "POINTS OF VIEW," and "BBC3," then took over the popular quiz shows "CALL MY BLUFF" and "ASK THE FAMILY." Moving to radio in 1971, ROBINSON hosted RADIO 4's flagship "TODAY" program through 1974 and "BRAIN OF BRITAIN" starting in 1972. He also served as Chairman of RADIO 4's panel show "STOP THE WEEK."