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Brian Trueman
Born (1932-05-16) 16 May 1932 (age 89)
Occupation Writer, presenter, voice actor
Years active1957–present

Brian Trueman (born 16 May 1932) is an English broadcaster, writer and voice actor. He is known mainly for his work with the animation studio Cosgrove Hall. He wrote and/or narrated children's cartoon series, mostly during the 1970s and 1980s.



Trueman's cartoons were originally shown on ITV, in its CITV programming slot. However, he also presented the BBC's children's film quiz Screen Test , taking over from original host Michael Rodd between 1979 and 1983. [1] Prior to taking up a writing career Brian worked for many years on local programming in the North West, [2] from It's Trueman to Granada Reports . [3] He also had a stint hosting Granada's film review show, Cinema, taking over from Michael Parkinson.

In 1951, in his youth, he appeared on stage for the Urmston Amateur Operatic Society (now the Urmston Musical Theatre) in a production of Merrie England , playing the role of Big Ben.


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