Rosalie Horner joined the Daily Express television team in 1975 and wrote reviews, news and features until 1982. Since then she has freelanced for most ‘Fleet Street’ nationals as well as the Radio Times. She has written two books, Inside BBC Television, published in 1983, and Great TV Entertainment, a Marks & Spencer publication, published in 1986.
Rosalie, together with Richard Last, was instrumental in getting BBC1’s Pebble Mill at One to televise the BPG Awards from 1981. For over a decade these were announced on the 50-minute programme and each year at least four BPG members appeared alongside the celebrities with Alan Titchmarsh, perhaps the best known of the Pebble Mill presenters. The BPG Awards lunch took place a month later in London.
During her time as a TV correspondent Rosalie appeared on television as a panellist on New Faces, Tell the Truth, Celebrity Squares and Noel Edmonds’ Telly Addicts. Rosalie has also known the sharp lash of the critics tongue. She appeared on New Faces as a contestant in her native Australia where the show originated and she took part as a performer on Thames Television’s Telethon reciting Winnie the Pooh in Latin. Joanna Lumley was one of the judges and she gave her verdict in Latin. It is true to say that Rosalie’s career as a Latin-spouting Pooh never really took off.
Picture: Rosalie presents Sir Alec Guiness with a BPG Award for his role in Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy.