|Kenneth helping look for clues on Treasure Hunt|
In was in that role that I best remembered Kendall, as even I was a little on the young side to appreciate him as a news anchor. He lived on the Isle of Wight with his partner of twenty-two years Mark Fear so this edition of Treasure Hunt (Part 2) was either one he knew a little about the area or one that sparked him to move there. Though he was born in India and brought up in Cornwall.
Another role in which he appeared in my your was as the voice of the speech synthesiser software for the BBC Micro computer.
As a young man Kendall was a school teacher before becoming a captain in the Coldstream Guards during World War II. He was injured during the Normandy beach landings on D-Day.
|A young Kenneth from the early days|
After 1989 he appearances were less frequent as he enjoyed semi-retirement presenting the occasion episode of Songs of Praise. In 2010 he also took part in the BBC's documentary The Young Ones looking at the lives of people in their 70s and 80s and how they overcame the process of aging.
He was a gentleman who always dressed sartorially and never was too blatant about his sexuality, keeping that part of him relatively in the private sphere. But he was always calm whether on the news or in the frantic final moments at the end of an episode of Treasure Hunt.