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Denis Tuohy

Denis Tuohy (born 2 April 1937, Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a television broadcaster, actor, newsreader and journalist.

Born in Belfast, he now lives in County Down. He participated in several of the BBC's current affairs programmes of the 1970s, including the long-running Panorama, and also presented ITV's This Week (known for a period of the 1980s as TV Eye). During the 1990s, he was mainly known for his work as a reporter for ITN.

Tuohy's was the first face to appear "officially" on BBC-2 in April 1964. As the result of a disastrous power failure on the opening night, newsreader Gerald Priestland was seen briefly before transmission was aborted and the official launch postponed until the day after. Tuohy headed the successful second attempt, however, sarcastically referring to the power cut by blowing out a candle on his desk.


  • Wide-eyed in Medialand: A broadcaster‚Äôs journey, by Denis Tuohy, Blackstaff (2005)
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