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British broadcaster and authorwd:Q336881
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educated at: Wadham College
occupation: journalist, screenwriter, television presenter, politician, novelist, writer, biographer, librettist, historian
award received: John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, Fellow of the British Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
position held: Member of the House of Lords
Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg, (born 6 October 1939), is an English broadcaster, author and parliamentarian. He is best known for his work with ITV as editor and presenter of The South Bank Show (1978–2010), and for the Radio 4 discussion series In Our Time.
Earlier in his career, Bragg worked for the BBC in various roles including presenter, a connection that resumed in 1988 when he began to host Start the Week on Radio 4. After his ennoblement in 1998, he switched to presenting the new In Our Time, an academic discussion radio programme, which has run to over 800 broadcast editions, and is a popular podcast. He was Chancellor of the University of Leeds from 1999 until 2017.
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