TV tales from top presenter

TV presenter Nicholas Owen who is guest speaker at Luton Hoo ladies' luncheon on March 14
TV presenter Nicholas Owen who is guest speaker at Luton Hoo ladies' luncheon on March 14

Top BBC personality Nicholas Owen will regale guests at a Luton Hoo ladies’ luncheon with tales from behind the scenes during his long career in television.

As ITV’s royal correspondent from 1994 to 2000, he played a major role in reporting the death of Princess Diana.

He has written several books including Diana: The People’s Princess, Brighton Belle and his autobiography, Days Like This.

He rejoined the Corporation in 2007 after more than a decade hosting all ITN’s major bulletins such as Channel Four News and News at Ten.

He has also appeared in a wide range of other TV and radio programmes and was a contestant in the 2006 series of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing.

In addition, he presents his own show on Classic FM on Saturday afternoons.

Luton Hoo general manager Matthew Long said: “Nicholas Owen has had a long and remarkable career in journalism and television. It will be really fascinating for our guests to hear all about his days reporting on the Royal family as well as his other experiences.”

> The luncheon takes place on Monday, March 14. More details on 01582 698822.