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Peter White MBE


Public & Social Administration (Keynes 1969)


Peter White first presented In Touch, Radio 4's programme for visually impaired listeners in 1974. Born in Winchester in 1947, Peter has been blind since birth and began his broadcasting career with BBC Radio Solent in 1971.

Since 1995 he has been the BBC's Disability Affairs Correspondent. He was the first totally blind person to produce reports for television news. Over the last decade he has written four series of autobiographical talks for Radio 4, as well as the acclaimed series No Triumph, No Tragedy. Other Radio 4 programmes Peter has presented include Pick of the Week, You and Yours and a series of 15-minute features called Blind Man on the Rampage. In l993 Peter devised and presented the pub quiz series It's Your Round. In 1999 he published his autobiography See it My Way.

Peter received an honorary Doctor of Letters from Kent in 2009.

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