Marcus Berkmann

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Full name: Marcus Berkmann

Area of interest: Pop music, cricket, football, popular culture

Journals/Organisation: The Spectator

Email: marcusberkmann@macace.net

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Education: Highgate School; Worcester College, Oxford

Career: Was a pop critic for the Daily Mail, a TV critic for the Daily Mail and Sunday Express, wrote sports columns for Punch and The Independent on Sunday

Current position/role: Pop columnist for The Spectator, television reviews for the Daily Mail

  • also writes/written for: Private Eye (TV reviews, under the pseudonym of either Square Eyes or Couch Potato); The Oldie

Other roles/Main role: Author

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  • Deloitte ratings: the complete guide to test cricket in the eighties (1990) OCLC 21231464
  • Rain men: the madness of cricket (1996) OCLC 33045337
  • Brain men: a passion to compete (1999) OCLC 40682379
  • Mediaballs: all the world's best media rubbish, including, the stupidest quiz show answers, the worst misprints, the most pretentious writers, the silliest actors (2003) OCLC 61128274
  • Mediaballs 2 (2005) OCLC 61177493
  • Zimmer men: the trials and tribulations of the ageing cricketer (2005) OCLC 76797346
  • Fatherhood (2005) OCLC 57006916
  • The Prince of Wales (Highgate) quiz book (2006) OCLC 70671625
  • Dumb Britain (2007) OCLC 163340965 (with Grizelda Holderness)

Latest work: The insider's guide to quizzing Marcus Berkmann (2007) OCLC 163316972

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Website: The Spectator / Marcus Berkmann

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