Esther Louise (Mrs Desmond Wilcox) RANTZEN

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1940-06-22
Education N London Collegiate Sch, Somerville Coll Oxford (MA)
Publications N/A
Recreations growing old disgracefully
Clubs Hamsters
Style Ms Esther Rantzen, CBE
Career television prodr and presenter; studio mangr BBC Radio 1963; BBC TV: researcher 1965, dir 1967, researcher and reporter Braden's Week 1968, presenter and prodr That's Life 1973-94, prodr documentary series The Big Time 1976; presenter: That's Family Life, Hearts of Gold 1988-94, Drugwatch, Childwatch, Esther 1994-2002, That's Esther; fndr and pres ChildLine; pres: Meet-a-Mum Assoc, Assoc of Youth with ME (AYME), anti-Bullying Alliance; vice-pres ASBAH, chm Commission4Children 2009, chair Silver Line Helpline 2012, tstee NSPCC 2006 (hon memb 1989); memb: Consumer Cncl 1981-90, Health Educn Authy 1989-95, patron: Hillingdon Manor Sch for Autistic Children, Princess Diana's Sch, The New Sch at West Heath; tstee Ben Hardwick Meml Fund; fell Liverpool John Moores Univ, hon fell Somerville Coll Oxford; Hon DLitt: South Bank Univ 2000, Southampton Inst, Univ of Portsmouth 2003, Univ of Staffs 2009, Univ of Wolverhampton 2009; >ir< Special Judges' Award RTS 1974, BBC Personality of 1975 Variety Club of GB, Euro Soc for Organ Transplant Award 1985, Special Judges' Award for Journalism RTS 1986, Richard Dimbleby Award BAFTA 1988, RTS Hall of Fame 1997, Lifetime Achievement Award Women in Film and TV
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