Jack Hargreaves

Daily Echo:

2:49pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

JACK Hargreaves was a huge star of Southern Television from the mid-60s.

Sally Taylor

Daily Echo:

2:48pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

FOR 17 years Sally Taylor has been the face of BBC South Today, presenting and reporting on major local and national events.

Fiona Phillips

Daily Echo:

2:47pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

BREAKFAST TV favourite Fiona Phillips joined GMTV as entertainment correspondent back in 1993. She was soon promoted to LA correspondent and has since become a popular fixture on the famous GMTV sofa.

Chris Packham

Daily Echo:

2:46pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

FROM an early age, Chris Packham loved nothing more than searching out all manner of wildlife and creepy crawlies around his childhood home in Midanbury, Southampton.

James Martin

Daily Echo:

2:44pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

CELEBRITY chef James Martin may be a household name all over the UK but he has a piece of his heart reserved for Hampshire.

Sir John Isaac Thornycroft

Daily Echo:

2:44pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

John Isaac Thornycroft built his first vessel at Chiswick on the River Thames in the late 1800's, and was a pioneer in the production of high speed vessels.

Ian McEwan

Daily Echo:

2:31pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

ONE of Britain's most distinguished writers, award-winning author Ian McEwan was born in Aldershot in 1948.

Murray Walker

Daily Echo:

2:31pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

FROM Stirling Moss to Michael Schumacher, Murray Walker's career as a Formula 1 commentator has spanned all the champions.

Alan Blair

Daily Echo:

2:30pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

FORMER civil servant Alan Blair went to Wessex Heartbeat on a three-year contract and ended up staying.

David & Bee Flavell

Daily Echo:

2:30pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

Dr David Flavell and his wife, Dr Bee Flavell, lost their son to leukaemia in 1990 - the very disease they studied in their working lives as experimental immunologists.

Lord Callaghan

Daily Echo:

2:29pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

Jim Callaghan was born in Portsmouth where his father was a Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer.

Rev W Awdry

Daily Echo:

2:28pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

THE ADVENTURES of a cheeky blue steam engine have captured the imagination of generations of children.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Daily Echo:

1:03pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

ARTHUR Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh. Conan was part of his given name but he adopted it as part of his surname in later years.

Ian Wooldridge

Daily Echo:

1:02pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

THE late Ian Wooldridge was probably Britain's best known sports writer.

Leslie Thomas

Daily Echo:

1:01pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

BOOKWORMS have been enthralled by his novels for some 40 years.

Bear Grylls

Daily Echo:

1:01pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

BEAR, whose real name is Rupert, was given his nickname by his parents - Conservative MP Sir Michael Grylls and Lady Sally Grylls - when he was just one day old.

Rhys Jones

Daily Echo:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

NEW FOREST climber Rhys Jones entered the record books last summer when he became the youngest person ever to scale the highest mountains on all seven continents.

Sir David Frost

Daily Echo:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

MORE than 40 years in broadcasting has earned hard-hitting interviewer David Frost a knighthood, an OBE and the friendship of presidents and prime ministers alike.

Alan Titchmarsh

Daily Echo:

12:47pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

WHO would have thought the gentle gardener with the relaxing Yorkshire lilt could turn his spade wielding hands to romantic fiction?

Charlie Dimmock

Daily Echo:

12:46pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

A FORMER pupil of Mountbatten School and Language College in Romsey, Charlie Dimmock is still a local resident.

Fred Dinenage

Daily Echo:

12:46pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

THE popular news presenter started his media days as a tea boy at the Birmingham Mail.

Esther Rantzen

Daily Echo:

12:45pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

ESTHER RANTZEN is best known for presenting BBC consumer show That's Life, through which she established children's charity ChildLine.

Lord Mountbatten

Daily Echo:

12:44pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

THE great uncle of Prince Charles, Lord Mountbatten was the man who accepted the Japanese surrender in 1945. He was also the last Viceroy of India, a country which, for 150 years, was the jewel of the British Crown. He became the last Viceroy as it was during his reign that India was "given away" and gained its independence from the British Empire.

Sarah Ferguson

Daily Echo:

12:43pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

SARAH Ferguson, known affectionately as Fergie, grew up on Dummer Down Farm in Hampshire.



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