Joan Bakewell

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Education: Newnham College
Stockport High School for Girls[1]

Career: Began a broadcasting career in the 1950’s; Joined the BBC radio as studio manager; Made her first appearance on BBC television as a guest on Table Talk, 1962; Co-presented BBC 2’s pioneering Late Night Line Up programme, 1964/1972; Moved to Granada television in the 1970’s, pioneering the Reports Action interactive audience programme; Worked again for the BBC in the 1980’s, presenting the PM programme on Radio 4, and as arts correspondent on BBC Television, 1981/1987; In the late 1980’s was a reporter and presenter on BBC 1’s The Heart of the Matter; Since 2000 has presented her own series, including My Generation, Taboo and Flowering in Autumn (BBC 4, 2005) and continued a radio career, currently presenting Radio 3’s Belief programme

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  • Has been a columnist for the Manchester Evening News, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, and most recently The Independent (ending June 2008)

Current Position/Role: Freelance Commentator

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Other roles/Main role: Writer and broadcaster

Other activities: Member of Fawcett Society; patron of Breast Cancer Care; former Chairman of the British Film Institute, 2000/2002

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Viewpoints/Insight: *There ain't nothing like being a dame... - Joan Bakewell's agony at keeping her honour a secret for four weeks - Daily Mail, 19th June 2008

Broadcast media: *The Late Show Line Up: BBC UK Interview with Marcel Duchamp June 5, 1968 interview conducted by Joan Bakewell (VIDEO)

  • Joan Bakewell joins Jenni Murray to talk about her memoirs, BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, 13th October 2003 (audio)
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Controversy/Criticism: Cristina Odone: Jade Goody versus Joan Bakewell? No contest The Observer, 4th March 2007

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