Dr Terry Riley OBE

Posted on 10th October 2019

Terry at the BSLBT launch (2009)

Terry at the BSLBT launch (2009)

BSLBT staff with Terry as Olympic Torchbearer (2012)

Terry in Close Up (2017)

The face of BSL Zone!


All of us at BSLBT were deeply saddened to learn that Dr Terry Riley OBE has passed away.

Terry’s contribution to the Deaf community was immeasurable; during his 30 year career in television, he was the first Deaf editor of BBC See Hear and the first CEO of BSLBT. 

We’re fortunate to have been able to capture some of his life story in two episodes of Close Up, which you can view here and here.  More recently, he took part in our live stream to celebrate BSLBT’s 10th birthday.

Hats off to Terry for all he has done and for the many opportunities he created for people. We are thinking of his family at this very sad time.

Terry at BAFTA for BSLBT's 10th birthday (2019)

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