Gilbert Charles Harding (5 June 1907, Hereford, England – 16 November 1960, London, England) was a British journalist and radio and television personality. His many careers included schoolmaster, journalist, policeman, disc-jockey, interviewer and television presenter. He also appeared in several films, sometimes in character parts but usually as himself. His father was killed at an early age and so his mother placed him into the care of The Royal Orphanage of Wolverhampton. He went on to attend Cambridge University before teaching English in Canada and France. Harding returned to Britain and worked as a policeman in Bradford. He then took a position as The Times correspondent in Cyprus. In 1936 he again returned to England and began a long-term career with the BBC. He regularly appeared on the BBC television programme What\s My Line? as a panelist (Harding was the presenter of the
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