Fred is one of Britain's longest-serving broadcasters, starting his television career in 1964 with Southern Television. In February 2014, he celebrated his fiftieth anniversary as a reporter/presenter with ITV.
His association with Southern Television and its successors TVS and Meridian Broadcasting is particularly strong, appearing on programmes such as Tell The Truth, How (and its successor How 2), and presenting the news programmes Coast To Coast and, later, Meridian Tonight for ITV Meridian.
Other TV work includes hosting the quiz shows Pass The Buck (BBC) and Gambit (Anglia), covering regional sport for Yorkshire Television, occasionally presenting ITV's Saturday afternoon show, World of Sport, and acting as team captain on the ITV game show Never Had It So Good. Fred Dinenage: Murder Casebook, a crime documentary series on 20th century murders, was first broadcast on the Crime & Investigation Network in 2011.
Alongside his television career, Fred has written several factual books, including ghosting on the autobiographies My Story and Our Story by the infamous Kray Brothers. He also narrated Driver's Eye Views for railway filming company Video 125. As one might guess from his involvement with sports programmes, Fred is a keen football follower and was once on the board of directors at Portsmouth FC. He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours.
Fred is an excellent corporate Presenter and a hugely entertaining After-dinner Speaker and Awards Host - as one of our clients told us "Fred was delightful to have, so friendly and warm to absolutely everyone and it really made our event that bit more special." If you would like to book Fred for your event, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call 020 7251 8222.
Fred was delightful to have, so friendly and warm to absolutely everyone and it really made our event that bit more special. We really enjoyed the anecdotes and stories he added, in addition to the script as he really made it his own. I think his persona fitted our event really well and the fact that he has a lot of local connections - such as Portsmouth and knowing Harry Redknapp.
Wartsila Ship Power
- Actor, Novelist, Comedian, Thinker and Wit.
- BBC's Political Editor.
- Host of the popular satirical programme, 'Chat Room’