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that the world would end unless you cradled John Craven's bare balls in your hands... how would you go about it?
John Craven OBE (born 16 August 1940) is an English journalist and television presenter, best known for presenting the BBC's Newsround (originally John Craven's Newsround) and Countryfile.
1.1 Early career
1.3 Other work
2 Awards and honours
3 Personal life
CareerEarly careerCraven was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire and educated at Leeds Modern School. He started his professional life in print journalism as a junior reporter on a local newspaper, the Harrogate Advertiser, before working for the Yorkshire Post and as a freelance correspondent and writer for national newspapers. He joined the BBC staff in Newcastle upon Tyne to work on local radio and television, before moving to the BBC in Bristol. His family roots are in Bingley, Yorkshire.
TelevisionFrom 1972, Craven was the eponymous host of a regular children's news programme, Newsround, originally called John Craven's Newsround. The first such programme ever produced by British television, it drew on the full journalistic resources of the BBC, and featured a number of news scoops, it being the first news programme of the day on TV in its early years.
Craven became associated with children's TV and presented news items on other children's programmes, such as Multi-Coloured Swap Shop and Saturday Superstore. Years later he also became editor of Newsround.
In 1989, Craven left the Newsround programme and began presenting a countryside news programme, Countryfile, for the BBC.
Other workIn 2014, John took part in Gareth Malone's All Star Choir. They released a cover version of the single "Wake Me Up" in November 2014 to raise money for the BBC's Children in Need charity. The choir were filmed for a two-part documentary called Gareth's All Star Choir. It was shown on 3 and 10 November 2014 on BBC One.
Awards and honoursCraven was awarded the OBE in 2000 for services to rural and children's broadcasting, and the Baird Medal in 2002.
On 28 November 2011, Craven accepted a Children's BAFTA award for his work with Newsround.
Personal lifeCraven is married and has two daughters. He lives in Oxfordshire. Of his career, he has said he expected he would be retired at some future time rather than give up the work he liked so much.
CharityHe is vice-president of the Waterways Trust and Patron of SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad).
References1.^ Jump up to: a b "John Craven". BBC Science & Nature. BBC. August 2006. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
2.^ Jump up to: a b Carlton, Jo. talent4media.com "john craven, tv & radio broadcaster". talent4media.com. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
3.Jump up ^ "JOHN CRAVEN Q&A TRANSCRIPT". Time Shift. BBC Four. Retrieved 26 February 2012. [dead link]
4.Jump up ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/3GcB6pTQ6QpNLFKFy0RC8JP/gareth-malone-forms-an-all-star-choir-for-the-official-bbc-children-in-need-single
5.Jump up ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2014/gareth-malone-all-star-choir
6.Jump up ^ "John Craven's last word — Village life back from the brink". Countryfile.com. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
7.Jump up ^ The John Craven Years, BBC Two, 24 December 2011
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Name Craven, John
Short description British journalist, television presenter
Date of birth 16 August 1940
Place of birth Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK
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some heavy petting?
Needs to be twenty five words, really.
Who do you see playing the hero?
Is there a love interest, you know, besides the ball fondling?
How are you going to ensure that it's a 12A to target the mass market?
Hoping to get some good ideas.
what do I win?
My hands smell like ballsweat
and take his place. Then I'd tell Mr Craven that the practice now institutes a free compulsory ball checking service at his next appointment. Then I would go to town on those balls.
How long must the cradling last? If it's over a minute things could get awkward.
whilst tugging gently at his scrotum?
Yes I would.
just as soon as 'lonz tells me how long I've got to hold these damn balls for.
Then you can hold those balls for as long as it takes.
I'm all up for impersonating a medical professional to cop a feel but knocking a man and touching his ballbag while he sleeps? That just feels wrong.
at the moment it reads like the moment you stop cradling his balls the world will end
it sounds like if you cradle his balls, the world will NEVER end
cradle John Craven's balls and still make sure the world ends?
both are opportunities i'd be daft to miss out on