Peter Sissons

Peter Sissons
Born
Peter George Sissons

(1942-07-17)17 July 1942
Liverpool, England
Died1 October 2019(2019-10-01) (aged 77)
Maidstone, England
ResidenceSevenoaks, Kent, England
EducationLiverpool Institute for Boys
Alma materUniversity College, Oxford
OccupationBroadcast journalist
Years active1964–2009
Notable credit(s)
ITV News (ITN)
Channel 4 News
Question Time
BBC News
Spouse(s)
Sylvia Bennett
(m. 1965; his death 2019)
Children3, including Kate Sissons

Peter George Sissons (17 July 1942 – 1 October 2019) was an English journalist and broadcaster. He was a newscaster for ITN, providing bulletins on ITV and Channel 4, before becoming the presenter of the BBC's Question Time between 1989 and 1993, and a presenter of the BBC Nine O'Clock News and the BBC Ten O'Clock News between 1993 and 2003. He retired from the BBC in 2009.

Early life

Born in Liverpool on 17 July 1942,[1] he was the third of four brothers, sons of Merchant Navy officer George Robert Percival Sissons and his wife Elsie Emma (Evans).[2]

Sissons attended the Dovedale Junior School with John Lennon and Jimmy Tarbuck. He passed the eleven-plus and attended the Liverpool Institute for Boys from 1953 to 1961 with the theatre producer Bill Kenwright, the politician Steven Norris, and George Harrison and Paul McCartney from the Beatles. He later studied at University College, Oxford,[3] where he was treasurer of the University College Players and with them also acted, produced, directed and organised.[4]

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