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Michael Barratt (born 3 January 1928), is an English television presenter and announcer. He is mainly remembered for his lengthy period as the main presenter on Nationwide. His father was a civil servant.

He was educated at Rossall School, a famous boys' Independent school near Fleetwood, Lancashire, and at Paisley Grammar School in Scotland. He then became a journalist for Kemsley newspapers, before moving to Nigeria to be editor of the Nigerian Citizen and work for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service. Upon his return to the UK he worked as a production journalist on a variety of English regional newspapers including a period at the Wolverhampton Express & Star .

At the same time, he contributed regularly to the BBC World Service and began a freelance television reporting career, initially on the Midlands regional current affairs magazine 'Scan'.

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