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Peter Snow using the Swingometer during the 2005 general election
Peter Snow using the Swingometer during the 2005 general election

Peter Snow CBE (born 20 April 1938 in Dublin, Ireland) is a television and radio presenter in Britain. He is the grandson of First World War general Thomas D'Oyly Snow, cousin of Jon Snow, the main presenter of Channel 4 News, and the brother-in-law of historian-writer Margaret MacMillan. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Dr Peter Snow (died March 2, 2006) was a general practitioner who served the New Zealand rural community of Tapanui for over 30 years. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Peter Snow making use of a Swingometer in the BBCs coverage of the 2005 UK General Election The swingometer is a graphic device used to illustrate the shift in election results from the previous election. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas D’Oyly Snow, CB, KCB, KCMG (May 5, 1858–August 30, 1940) was a British General in the First World War who commanded during some of the major battles of the Western front. ... Jon Snow is one of the main presenters of Channel 4 News. ... The Channel 4 News logo after the headline stab. ... Margaret Olwen MacMillan OC (born 1943 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a historian and professor at the University of Toronto and is also Provost of Trinity College. ...


He was educated at Wellington College and subsequently read Greats at Balliol College, University of Oxford, where he was taught by R.M. Hare. Wellington College, Berkshire, the national monument to the Duke of Wellington, is an English public school, which was granted its royal charter in 1853. ... Full name Balliol College Motto - Named after John de Balliol Previous names - Established 1263 Sister College St Johns College, Cambridge Master Andrew Graham (academic) Location Broad Street Undergraduates 403 Graduates 228 Homepage Boatclub Balliol College, founded in 1263, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford... The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University), located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... R.M. Hare Richard Mervyn Hare (March 21, 1919 – January 29, 2002) was an English moral philosopher, who held the post of Whites Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford from 1966 until 1983. ...


Snow was a newscaster for Independent Television News (ITN) from the 1960s, but gained most fame when recruited to present the BBC Two in-depth news programme Newsnight in 1980. He retired from Newsnight in 1998 and has since presented Tomorrow's World (with Philippa Forrester) and the BBC Radio 4 quizzes Masterteam and Brain of Britain, amongst other projects. Independent Television News (ITN) is the main supplier of news broadcasts to two British television groups: ITV and Channel 4. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 2. ... Newsnight is a British daily news analysis, current affairs and politics programme broadcast between 22:30 and 23:20 on weekdays on BBC Two. ... Tomorrows World was a long-running BBC television series, showcasing new (and often wacky) developments in the world of science and technology. ... Philippa Forrester (born 20 September 1968 in Winchester, Hampshire) is a British television presenter and producer as well as an author. ... old Radio 4 logo BBC Radio 4 is a UK domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... Masterteam is a BBC Radio 4 quiz show, devised by the team which made Mastermind. ... Brain of Britain is a BBC radio general knowledge quiz, broadcast on BBC Radio 4. ...


He has been involved in the live general election results programmes for many years, first at ITN and later for the BBC. He presents statistical analyses of the election results, and took over responsibility for these following the death of Robert McKenzie, and became largely associated with the "Swingometer" when it was reinstated in 1992. He is known for his somewhat excitable style of presentation and ever-more elaborate props and graphics, though perhaps his most famous prop was the most basic - a sandpit which he used to illustrate the progress of the First Gulf War. This is a list of United Kingdom general elections since 1802. ... Robert Trelford McKenzie (September 11, 1917–October 12, 1981) was a Vancouver, Canada-born professor of Politics and a psephologist. ... Peter Snow making use of a Swingometer in the BBCs coverage of the 2005 UK General Election The swingometer is a graphic device used to illustrate the shift in election results from the previous election. ... For other meanings of sandbox, see Sandbox (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ...


He survived a plane crash in Washington state, USA on 1 October, 1999. Capt. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ...


Along with his son, Dan, Peter Snow presented a TV series Battlefield Britain, covering battles on British soil from Boudicca's struggle with the Romans to the Battle of Britain. Sometimes they point out the hardships that the much smaller soldiers must have faced (Peter is 6'5" and Dan is 6'6"). Daniel Robert Snow was born in London on December 3, 1978. ... Battlefield Britain was a 2004 BBC television documentary series about famous battles in the history of Great Britain. ... Boudicca (BOW-dicca [as in bow-and-arrow], mispronnounced by many as [bū-dĭkə]; her name means Victorous [Modern Gaelic Buaidheach]) (also written Boudica, Boadicea, Buduica, Bonduca) (d. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... This article is about military history. ...


In addition, Peter and Dan reunited to host 20th Century Battlefields for the Military Channel and BBC 2 in 2006. This covers battles all around the world and is presented in similar fashion to the first Battlefield Britain. 20th Century Battlefields is a documentary television series on the Military Channel and on BBC 2 hosted by television and radio personality Peter Snow, and his son Dan Snow. ... The Military Channel is a recent addition to the Discovery Channel group of programming options. ... BBC Two (or BBC2 as it was formerly styled) was the second UK television station to be aired by the BBC. History The channel was scheduled to begin at 7:20pm on April 20, 1964 and show an evening of light entertainment, starting with the comedy show The Alberts and...


On 6 October 2005, the BBC announced that Peter Snow would be standing down from his electoral responsibilities and concentrate more on journalism. Mr. Snow himself is quoted as saying "I shall be over 70 at the next general election and that, frankly, is a bit old to be dancing around in front of huge graphic displays."


Miscellanea

  • He once auditioned for the part of James Bond.
  • Father of Dan Snow and five other children including a French son born before his first marriage.
  • He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to broadcasting in the 2006 Queen's New Year's Honours List.
  • He married Alison Carter in 1964 and the couple had a son and a daughter but divorced nine years later.
  • He married Ann MacMillan (of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation since 1981) in 1976 and the couple now have a son and two daughters.
  • His wife and sister-in-law are great-granddaughters of former British Prime Minister David Lloyd George.

007 redirects here. ... Daniel Robert Snow was born in London on December 3, 1978. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand Cross... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor, OM, PC (17 January 1863 – 26 March 1945) was a British statesman who was Prime Minister throughout the latter half of World War I and the first four years of the subsequent peace. ...

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Peter Snow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (337 words)
Peter Snow CBE (born April 20, 1938 in Dublin, Ireland) is a British television and radio presenter.
Snow was a newscaster for Independent Television News (ITN) from the 1960s, but gained most fame when recruited to present the BBC2 in-depth news programme Newsnight in 1980.
Along with his son, Dan, Peter Snow presented a TV series Battlefield Britain, covering battles on British soil from Boudica's struggle with the Romans to the Battle of Britain.
Snow (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (328 words)
Snow is a colloquial term for white noise on a television set.
SNOW was the MI5 codename for Arthur Owens, a key double-agent during World War II.
Peter Snow - a British television news presenter for the BBC, and cousin of Jon Snow.
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