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2009

Trevor McDonald lists Topsham as his favourite place in Britain

The BBC's Trevor McDonald lived for several years in Topsham. In an interview with the Independent in 2009, he was asked about his favourite place in the British Isles.

He said:

"We used to have a house in Topsham near Exeter on the River Exe. When you get there, immediately all the cares of London life seem to fall away".

Born in Trinidad, Trevor McDonald was the first Black journalist on ITN.