John Ebdon

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John Ebdon (1923–2005) was a British author, broadcaster, Graecophile and, for 21 years, director of the London Planetarium.[1] He was born on 22 December 1923,[2] educated at Blundell's School and died in March 2005.[3] On his death, obituaries appeared in the Times, Independent, Guardian and Telegraph newspapers and on the BBC.[4]

Ebdon presented Archive Feature on the Home Service and Radio 4 from 1961 to 1987. He also presented the archive-based Nonsense at Noon on the Home Service, 1965-66. "His facetious patrician tones every third Monday morning, his sense of the absurd, his ear for a word mistakenly taken out of context, his famous cat Perseus, delighted much of middle England as much as it infuriated a small minority."--Glyn Worsnip.[5]


  1. ^ "John Ebdon". Retrieved 2017-04-23. 
  2. ^ Ebdon 1985
  3. ^ BBC 2005
  4. ^ BBC 2005
  5. ^ Donovan, Paul (1991) The Radio Companion. London: Grafton; p. 89

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