ONE OF THE UK’S MOST EXPERIENCED AND POPULAR TV AND RADIO BROADCASTERS
One of the UK’s most experienced and popular broadcasters – she was voted one of Britain’s favourite radio voices – Sue Cook’s career began with the advent of commercial radio where she quickly found herself presenting and producing shows from rock music to popular current affairs, and making commercials. She presented a range of programmes and documentaries for Radios 1, 2 and 4; in particular Radio 4’s You and Yours, also on many occasions deputising for Jimmy Young on Radio 2.
In 1978 she moved across to television, where she has been a familiar face on many popular BBC shows – almost all of them ‘live’. From 1976 until 1982, she presented the now legendary evening current affairs show Nationwide. When breakfast television came to the nation, she regularly shared the red Breakfast Time sofa with Frank Bough, Selina Scott and Debbie Rix. In November 1982, and every November for the next thirteen years, she co-hosted the BBC’s annual Children in Need appeal night with Terry Wogan.
In the summer of 1984 she and Nick Ross launched Crimewatch UK, which she presented until 1996. Other popular shows she has hosted include the well-respected Out of Court, Daytime Live, Holiday, Having a Baby, Omnibus at The Proms, Chelsea Flower Show and Collectors Lot.
Her interviewees have encompassed politicians and celebrities ranging from Arthur Scargill to Archbishop Tutu and from James Stewart to Michael Caine. To radio listeners, she’s been a familiar voice since the 1970’s on many series and individual programmes – not least her weekly series on Radio 4 “Making History”.
Sue’s first novel “On Dangerous Ground” was published by Hodder Headline in May 2006. Her second novel “Force of Nature” was published in 2008.
In January 2010, Sue fronted the launch of a new customer DVD information pack for AVIVA, regarding equity release.
Sue appeared on “Celebrity Ghost Stories” (Bio.Channel UK) on 16th June 2011.
Sue partnered Donal McIntyre on “Celebrity Pointless” (BBC1) on 3rd May 2014.
Sue appeared on “Sir Terry Wogan remembered: 50 years at the BBC” (BBC1) on 30th September 2016.
Sue is a regular reviewer of the morning papers on Sky’s “Sunrise”.
She is an Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust www.princes-trust.org.uk and a Patron of the Rainbow Trust, www.rainbowtrust.org.uk, the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, www.childliverdisease.org and the British Wireless Fund for the Blind www.blind.org.uk.
To find out more about this accomplished and charismatic presenter visit Sue Cook’s website: www.suecook.com