Richard Sanders, former BBC Radio 4 presenter, dies at 62 after catching coronavirus in hospital

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The former presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today program died of coronavirus.

Richard Sanders, 62, died after contracting COVID-19 in hospital, said current program presenter Charlotte Smith.

Former colleague Anna Hill said on Saturday that Sanders was a “very good journalist” who was “never afraid to hold politicians to account.”

Former BBC Radio 4 Farming Today presenter Richard Sanders, 62, dies of coronavirus

Former BBC Radio 4 Farming Today presenter Richard Sanders, 62, died of coronavirus

Mr. Sanders has worked on the popular program, which airs every day of the week and on Saturdays, for more than a decade from 1988.

Announcing her death, Mrs. Smith said, “We are ending this morning with sad news. Former BBC Farming Today presenter Richard Sanders died at the age of 62 after contracting COVID-19 in hospital. “

Hill said of her former colleague: “He was a very good journalist and very proud of his work on BSE or mad cow disease. He won an award for a program on the subject.

“He was never afraid to ask a tough question or hold politicians to account. “

Former colleague Anna Hill said on Saturday that Sanders was a

Former colleague Anna Hill said on Saturday that Sanders was a “very good reporter” who was “never afraid to hold politicians to account

She added that the former presenter once deceived listeners with an April Fish Day story about “grassland chickens.”

The announcement of Mr. Sanders’ death follows that of former BBC Watchdog presenter Lynn Faulds Wood.

The 72-year-old star died on Friday after suffering a “massive stroke” on Thursday, his family said in a statement.

She died surrounded by her husband John Stapleton and her son Nick at his bedside.

His broken-hearted family released a statement earlier today, saying, “After suffering a massive stroke last night and subsequent brain bleeding, presenter and reporter Lynn Faulds Wood passed away peacefully at noon today. today with her husband John Stapleton and her son Nick by his side. bedside.’

The presenter was best known for directing the BBC Watchdog consumer show alongside Stapleton from 1985 to 1993.

Announcement of Sanders death follows that of former BBC Watchdog presenter Lynn Faulds Wood, 72, who died on Friday after suffering a `` massive stroke ''

The announcement of Mr. Sanders’ death follows that of former BBC Watchdog presenter Lynn Faulds Wood, 72, who died on Friday after suffering a “massive stroke”

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