Mark Lawson

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Full name: Mark Lawson

Area of interest: Culture and Media

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian

Email: mark.lawson@guardian.co.uk

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Website: Guardian.co

Blog: Comment is free... | the blog theatre & performing arts

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Education: St Columba's College, St Albans; University College London: English

Career: freelance contributor to numerous publications, beginning on The Universe, 1984; The Times, 1984/86; The Independent, 1986/95; The Guardian: column since 1995-

Current position/role: Columnist and feature writer

Other roles/Main role: Journalist, author, broadcaster

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Viewpoints/Insight: Comment is free: My life as a Catholic Jew The Guardian, 24th March 2006

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Video: Presented BBC TV's The Late Show (BBC2) in the 1990's, also presenting The Late Review (aka Newsnight Review, 1994/2005; currently presents BBC Radio 4's arts magazine Front Row; also fronts BBC Four: 'Mark Lawson talks to...', 2006

  • Wrote: episodes of the television version of the BBC sitcom 'Absolute Power'; television play, 'The Vision Thing'; radio plays, including, St Graham and St Evelyn, 2003, The Third Soldier Holds His Thighs, 2005; a BBC Four documentary: The Truth About Sixties TV

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Awards/Honours: Has twice been voted TV critic of the Year

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Books & Debate:

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  • Bloody Margaret: three political fantasies OCLC 24748128 , 1991
  • The battle for room service: journeys to all the safe places OCLC300336447 , 1994
  • Idlewild, or, everything is subject to change OCLC33011075 , fiction, 1995
  • Going Out Live, or, Are they the same at home OCLC49690851 , fiction, 2002
  • Enough Is enough, or, the emergency government: OCLC60688406 , fiction, 2005

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Section: Comment & Debate

Role: Columnist

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Email: marklawson@guardian.co.uk

Website: Guardian.co / Mark Lawson

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Day published: Friday

Regularity: Weekly

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Average length: 850 words

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  • Column ended January 2012

Column name: 'TV matters'

Remit/Info: Issues and politics of TV broadcast media and related areas

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Role: Columnist

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Email: mark.lawson@guardian.co.uk

Website: Guardian.co | Guardian.co/TV & Radio

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