Ray Gosling

English broadcaster and journalist

Raymond Arthur "Ray" Gosling (5 May 1939 – 19 November 2013) was an English broadcaster, journalist, writer, and LGBT rights activist. He was best known for writing and presenting several hundred television and radio documentaries and regional programmes for BBC Radio 4 and Granada Television

Ray Gosling in December 2008.

Gosling was born on 5 May 1939 in Northampton, Northamptonshire. He went to Northampton Grammar School and the University of Leicester. In February 2010, he claimed during a local BBC television programme to have killed a lover in an act of euthanasia. He was arrested, but the claims were not real and he was given a suspended sentence for wasting police time.[1]

Gosling died on 19 November 2013 at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. He was 74 years old.[2]


  1. "BBC man Ray Gosling admits killing Aids-suffering lover". BBC. 16 February 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  2. Quinn, Ben (20 November 2013). "Ray Gosling, broadcaster and gay rights activist, dies aged 74". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 March 2014.

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