Barnes & Sons Uxbridge Road have been entrusted with the care of the late John Pitman, whose funeral will take place on Tuesday 6th March at Mortlake Crematorium.
John Pitman died on 14th February 2018 in Charing Cross Hospital, London aged 78.
John was born on 18th November 1939 in Whitecroft, Forest of Dean. He grew up in Heathfield, Sussex and Fairford in Gloucestershire.
An experienced journalist, John started writing for the Evening Argus in Brighton before moving to The Daily Mail. He started work for the BBC as a reporter on “Braden’s Week” in 1968 where he appeared alongside Esther Rantzen.
John worked for many years at the BBC working on such programmes as Man Alive, Just Another Day, The Other Half and 40 Minutes. As an independent producer, he worked for 20/20 Television for Channel 4.
One of John’s peers, since news of his death was announced said ‘He was one of the greatest and most modest of broadcasters.’
During his retirement, John loved nothing more than a game tennis – both as a spectator and player – he was a member of Chiswick Tennis Club. John’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations are sent to The Silver Line charity. This can be arranged via our branch in Uxbridge Road.