I am sure there are many people who owe the beginnings of their interest in science to Raymond Baxter, who died today in the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.
He presented Tomorrow's World, at a pivotal time, with great enthusiasm and authority. He was also a Spitfire pilot during the war. For several years he commentated on the Remberance Day Eve parade at the Royal Albert Hall.
He was very much a gentleman of the old school, but was able to communicate an enthusiasm for science with impeccable charisma and clarity.