- Charlotte Green
Charlotte Green is a British radio continuity announcer and news reader for BBC Radio 4. Since 1998 she has specialised in news reading, including reading the news on Radio 4 flagship Today, and reading news items on The News Quiz. The Daily Telegraph described her as "the supreme Radio 4 announcer whose warm yet slightly formal tones were once voted the nation's favourite".
Green was educated at the independent Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls in Elstree, followed by the University of Kent, where she gained a first-class BA in English and American Literature and was involved in university radio, before joining the BBC as a studio manager in the mid-1980s. She has said that "I wanted to be an actress, but I decided there were too many actresses around, so I joined the BBC."
She joined the BBC in 1978. She was initially a Studio Manager in the World Service, and then after reading out letters for PM and You and Yours she became a continuity announcer, and then a newsreader in 1988. She is a regular newsreader for the Today programme and the comedy programme The News Quiz, and she has worked on PM and the Shipping Forecast. From 29 October 2005, she joined Chris Evans' Saturday afternoon show on Radio 2 to read phone numbers and announcements.
She was voted the "Most Attractive Female Voice on National Radio" in a poll by the BBC's Radio Times publication in 2002. Green has acknowledged the reliance lonely listeners place in her; her habit of wishing listeners "a peaceful night" led many to send her letters.
In addition to newsreading, Green has been a presenter, including for a programme on church music, a classical music concert series, and a series on World Service news bulletins. She presented Notes & Queries with Clive Anderson on television.
She played herself in a 2005 radio episode of the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and again played herself in 2008 in Simon Brett's radio detective drama Charles Paris. She has been impersonated by Jan Ravens reading out a double entendres-filled shipping forecast on the BBC radio comedy show Dead Ringers. She signed a public letter of protest to the BBC Trust regarding cuts to the radio news service in 2007.
Green enjoys going to the theatre, concerts and art exhibitions. She is an avid reader and a keen supporter of Tottenham Hotspur FC. She is also a Trustee of the University of Kent Development Fund.
- Green, Charlotte (2007). "8: How to present a talk". In George Martin Hall. How to present at meetings (2 ed.). Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 51–4. ISBN 1405139854.
- ^ a b c d e Charlotte Green, BBC
- ^ a b c Simon Elmes "Meet the disembodied friends of BBC Radio 4", Daily Telegraph, 29 September 2007. Retrieved on 28 March 2008.
- ^ a b c d e Meg Carter. "Heard and not seen", The Independent, 31 March 1997. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
- ^ a b "Charlotte Green". BBC Radio News. 24 February 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/radio_newsroom/radio_newsreaders/1791140.stm. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
- ^ a b Kirby, Terry (5 May 2006). "Good faces for radio: Unmasking the broadcasters". The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/good-faces-for-radio-unmasking-the-broadcasters-476882.html. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
- ^ Jewell, David (1 November 2007). "Happy 40th birthday BBC Radio". British Journal of General Practice (Royal College of General Practitioners) 57 (544): 925. PMC 2169327. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=2169327.
- ^ "Terry Wogan and Charlotte Green voted most attractive voices on national radio", BBC Press Office 22 January 2002.
- ^ Akbar, Arifa (22 January 2002). "Newsreaders beat well-known 'faces' of radio in poll of most popular voices". The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/newsreaders-beat-wellknown-faces-of-radio-in-poll-of-most-popular-voices-665257.html. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
- ^ Adams, Douglas; Maggs, Dirk; Hyman, Bruce; Helen Chattwell, Above the Title (Firm) (2005). The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy radio scripts: the tertiary, quandary and quintessential phases. Pan Macmillan. p. 246. ISBN 0330435108. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=vx08Epd6kPgC&pg=PA246.
- ^ Reynolds, Gillian (6 December 2008). "The singular charms of a louche sleuth". Daily Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/3673841/The-singular-charms-of-a-louche-sleuth.html. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
- ^ Plunkett, John (11 October 2007). "Radio 4 newsreaders join protest". MediaGuardian (The Guardian). http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2007/oct/11/radio1. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
- ^ Old audio causes hilarity. An ancient audio recording gave BBC Radio 4 news reader Charlotte Green a fit of the giggles live on air. BBC (Realplayer)
- Charlotte Green at the Internet Movie Database
- Studio Managers Course 20 Photo
- Classic Clips on The News Quiz read by Green (RealPlayer)
- Green reading the Shipping Forecast in Arabic on Broadcasting House in November 2006  to mark the start of al-Jazeera's English-language network
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Charlotte Green (disambiguation) — Charlotte Green may refer to:* Charlotte Green, British radio announcer * Charlotte Green (fencing), American fencer … Wikipedia
Charlotte Green (fencer) — Charlotte Sherry Green (born July 1938 in Tampa, Florida, United States) is an American fencer. Green learned to fence at the Oregon Fencing Alliance in Portland, Oregon. Her teachers there included Adam Skarbonkovic, Charles Randall, and Ed… … Wikipedia
Charlotte Green (fencing) — Charlotte Sherry Green (born July 1938 in Tampa, Florida, United States) is an American fencer.Green learned to fence at the Oregon Fencing Alliance in Portland, Oregon. Her teachers there included Adam Skarbonkovic, Charles Randall, and Ed… … Wikipedia
Green (name) — Family name name = Green imagesize= caption= pronunciation = meaning = region = origin = varied related names = Greene footnotes = [ [http://www.census.gov/genealogy/names/names files.html 1990 Census Name Files ] ] Green is common surname… … Wikipedia
Charlotte Brontë — Born 21 April 1816(1816 04 21) Thornton, Yorkshire, England Died 31 March 1855(1855 03 31) (aged 38) Haworth, Yorkshire, England … Wikipedia
Charlotte Country Day School — Fortitudine Ac Pietate (With Courage and Reverence) Location 1440 Carmel Road Charlotte, North Carolina, United States … Wikipedia
Charlotte Lau — Hollyoaks character Portrayed by Amy Yamazaki Introduced by Lucy Allan Duration 2009–10 First appearance … Wikipedia
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra — Origin Charlotte, North Carolina, United States Genres Classical Occupations Symphony orchestra Years active 1932–present … Wikipedia
Charlotte Trolley — Overview Type Heritage Streetcar System Charlotte Area Transit System … Wikipedia
Charlotte 49ers men's basketball — University UNC Charlotte Conference A 10 Location … Wikipedia