Europe South Asia Asia Pacific Americas Middle East Africa BBC Homepage World Service Education

Front Page



UK Politics







Talking Point

In Depth

On Air

Low Graphics

Monday, August 9, 1999 Published at 11:12 GMT 12:12 UK


Helen Rollason: 1956 - 1999

Helen Rollason was the first female presenter of the BBC's flagship sports programme Grandstand. She also worked on BBC Breakfast News as well as the new-look Six O'Clock News. She was named Sports Presenter of the Year in 1996 and in July was awarded an MBE for services to sport broadcasting and charities.

[ image:  ]

The presenter with fighting spirit
A self confessed sports nut Helen had a determination that stayed with her right to the end.

Incredibly brave Helen
BBC sports presenter Rob Bonnet remembers his friend and colleague.

[ image:  ]

Helen Rollason talks about her battle with cancer
At work interviewing Alex Ferguson
At work interviewing Jenny Pitman

Advanced options | Search tips

Back to top | BBC News Home | BBC Homepage |

UK Contents

Northern Ireland
In this section

Next steps for peace

Blairs' surprise over baby

Bowled over by Lord's

Beef row 'compromise' under fire

Hamilton 'would sell mother'

Industry misses new trains target

From Sport
Quins fightback shocks Cardiff

From Business
Vodafone takeover battle heats up

IRA ceasefire challenge rejected

Thousands celebrate Asian culture

From Sport
Christie could get two-year ban

From Entertainment
Colleagues remember Compo

Mother pleads for baby's return

Toys withdrawn in E.coli health scare

From Health
Nurses role set to expand

Israeli PM's plane in accident

More lottery cash for grassroots

Pro-lifers plan shock launch

Double killer gets life

From Health
Cold 'cure' comes one step closer

From UK Politics
Straw on trial over jury reform

Tatchell calls for rights probe into Mugabe

Ex-spy stays out in the cold

From UK Politics
Blair warns Livingstone

From Health
Smear equipment `misses cancers'

From Entertainment
Boyzone star gets in Christmas spirit

Fake bubbly warning

Murder jury hears dead girl's diary

From UK Politics
Germ warfare fiasco revealed

Blair babe triggers tabloid frenzy

Tourists shot by mistake

A new look for News Online