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Initially a segment on Nationwide, consumer affairs programme Watchdog was launched as a show in its own right in 1985, hosted by Nick Ross with Lynn Faulds Wood (who was later joined by her husband, John Stapleton).
Anne Robinson took over in 1993, assisted by Alice Beer. Reporters included Chris Choi, Simon Walton, Jonathan Maitland, Denise Mahoney, Andy Webb, Liz Kershaw, John Nicolson, Beaky Evetts, Matt Allwright, Adrian Goldberg and David Bull.
The aim of the long-running series has been to expose con-men and lift the lid on shoddy workmanship while giving real facts about consumer goods.
Lynn Faulds Wood