Saturday, September 16, 2006

Raymond Baxter in space

I was sorry to hear of the death of Raymond Baxter. His voice always reminded me of one of the television staples of my childhood: Tomorrow's World.

Come to think of it, it was rather a tedious programme - it seemed to be about motorway crash barriers most weeks - but we can't choose what makes us nostalgic.

Lord Bonkers often pointed out that Baxter was the first Briton in space, blasting off from Woomera in Coronation year.

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