Archie Henry

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Archie Henry was an actor and an announcer and presenter for the BBC in Scotland.

Henry was a young actor with the Scottish National Players in the early 1930s, alongside other young starts such as Howard Lockhart.

On 1 January 1938 he appeared in a BBC television production of James Bridie's The Tragic Muse, arranged by producer Moultrie Kelsall.[1]

After the Second World War he frequently appeared as an actor in BBC radio productions from Scotland, including Children's Hour, many of which were networked UK-wide on the network BBC Home Service.

In 1949, a new weekly series called Learning Gaelic was presented by Edward Purcell, with John M. Bannerman and Archie Henry.[2]

In the 1960s he was the main presenter of the television sports programme, Sportsreel, on BBC 1 Scotland.