I found Derek Smith to be a personable and eloquent continuity announcer on air for Living TV. I recall that we threw him on air with little training or experience, when one of our regular announcers was taken ill. Luckily for us, and for Derek, he blossomed on air, seizing his 10 seconds of fame between the programmes with great enthusiasm. No mean achievement considering he was speaking live – with no chance of a retake!

I would have no hesitation in recommending Derek Smith as a continuity announcer.