Rae presented the long-running Thames Television children's series Magpie, taking over from Pete Brady in 1971 and remaining until 1977. He then moved behind the camera, becoming an executive producer on series including the BBC serial Monarch of the Glen and Bloomsbury Group drama Life in Squares (2015).
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