Terry Wogan, British TV and Radio presenter passes away


About Terry Wogan: Sir Terry Wogan, British TV and radio presenter passed away in London after suffering from cancer at age of 77. Sir Michael Terence “Terry” Wogan was born on 3rd August 1938. He was a radio and television broadcaster from Ireland who worked for the BBC in Great Britain.

  • He began his career on the Irish national broadcasterRaidio Teilifis Eireann in the 1960s.
  • He was a leading media personality in the UK from the late 1960s.
  • He was referred to as a “national treasure” by people.
  • He was known in the United Kingdom for his work for television; including theBBC Onechat show Wogan, presenting Children in Need, the game show Blankety Blank and Come Dancing.
  • In 1980, the BBC’s charity appeal for children was first broadcast as atelethon called Children in Need.
  • He was also known as the BBC’s commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest from 1971 to 2008.

About his achievements:

  • He acquired British and Irish both citizenship in 2005.
  • He was also awarded with an honour British knighthood in 2005 and so he was entitled to use “Sir” in front of his name.
  • He was also granted Officer of British Empire (OBE) in 1997.

- Published/Last Modified on: February 1, 2016