Melvyn Bragg BRAGG

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1939-10-06
Education Nelson Thomlinson GS Wigton, Wadham Coll Oxford (open scholar, MA)
Publications N/A
Recreations walking, books
Clubs Garrick
Style The Rt Hon the Lord Bragg
Career writer and broadcaster; general traineeship BBC 1961, prodr on Monitor (BBC) 1963; ed BBC 2 1964: New Release (arts magazine latterly called Review, then Arena), Writers World (documentary), Take It or Leave It (literary programme); presenter: In The Picture (Tyne Tees) 1971, 2nd House (BBC) 1973-77, Start the Week (BBC Radio 4, TRIC Award 1990 and 1994) 1988-98, In Our Time (BBC Radio 4) 1998-, Routes of English (BBC Radio 4) 1999-; presenter and ed: Read All About It (BBC) 1976-77, South Bank Show (ITV) 1978- (BAFTA Prix Italia 5 times, TV Music ad Arts Programme of the Year TV and Radio Industry Awards 2000), Adventure of English (also writer, ITV); dir LWT Productions 1992, controller Arts Dept LWT 1990- (head of arts 1982-90), chm Border Television 1990-96 (dep chm 1985-90); govr LSE 1997-, chllr Univ of Leeds 1999-; pres MIND 2002-; occasional contrib Observer, Sunday Times and Guardian, weekly column Times 1996-98; memb RSL 1977-80, pres Nat Campaign for the Arts; Hon DUniv Open Univ 1988, Hon LLD Univ of St Andrews 1993; Hon DLitt: Liverpool 1986, Lancaster 1990, CNAA 1990, South Bank Univ 1997, Univ of Leeds 2000, Univ of Bradford 2000, Queen's Univ Belfast 2005; Hon DCL Univ of Northumbria 1994; Hon DSc: UMIST 1998, Brunel Univ 2000; Hon DA Univ of Sunderland 2001; hon fell Lancashire Poly; Domus fell St Catherine's Coll Oxford 1990, hon fell Library Assoc 1994, hon fell Wadham Coll Oxford 1995, hon fell Univ of Wales Cardiff 1996; FRSL, FRTS, fell BAFTA 2010; >ir< John Llewelyn Rhys Award and PEN Awards for Fiction, BAFTA Richard Dimbleby Award for Outstanding Contribution to TV 1987, RTS Gold Medal 1989, winner BAFTA Huw Wheldon Award for Best Arts Programme or Series (for An Interview with Dennis Potter) 1994, winner BAFTA for Debussy film (with Ken Rusell), Radio Broadcaster of the Year (for In Our Time and Routes of English) Broadcasting Press Guild Radio Awards 1999, VLV Award - Best Individual Contributor to Radio (for In Our Time and Routes of English) 2000, VLV Award - Best New Radio Series (for Routes of English) 2000
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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