Joan Bakewell

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Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and carefully encouraged scandals
The long read: Its knack for creating tension and controversy has helped it remain an energising force in publishing for more than 50 years – but how do writers, publishers and judges cope with the annual agony of the Booker?

Charlotte Higgins

05, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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A moment that changed me: my teacher said my work was trite rubbish – and totally destroyed me
I thought I had unleashed the full force of my student intellect in a history essay. The formidable Betty Behrens let me know I did not understand what scholarship was

Joan Bakewell

08, Sep, 2021 @8:56 AM

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The Tick of Two Clocks by Joan Bakewell review – home and away
The broadcaster’s account of downsizing and ditching a lifetime of objects is wonderfully told, if enviably stress-free

Rachel Cooke

05, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Michael Rosen backs calls for Covid UK public inquiry
Children’s writer who nearly died from virus joins Joan Bakewell and other public figures in demanding investigation

Sarah Marsh and Robert Booth

20, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Joan Bakewell: ‘The world is full of such interesting people’
Joan Bakewell had been a broadcasting pioneer for more than half a century. And she’s still as forthright as ever. Here, she talks to Sophie Heawood about the empowerment of women, her newly streamlined life and why Boris has got it all wrong about the virus

Sophie Heawood

17, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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TV tonight: Rosario Dawson swaps her lightsabers for detective drama
Dawson stars as Allegra Dill in Briarpatch. Plus: Julia Bradbury walks Cornwall and Devon. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue, Ellen E Jones and Paul Howlett

13, Jan, 2021 @6:20 AM

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Joan Bakewell threatens legal action over delays to second Covid vaccine dose
Labour peer to challenge government decision to stretch timeline from three to 12 weeks

Matthew Weaver

12, Jan, 2021 @6:48 PM

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Why Harold Pinter’s widow feels his screenplays deserve greater recognition
The playwright would have been 90 next month. Lady Antonia Fraser says a season of his films would be a fine tribute

Vanessa Thorpe

06, Sep, 2020 @7:34 AM

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Over 100 MPs and peers in call to back creative industries in lockdown
Letter to government warns of impact of coronavirus on workers and their families

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

14, Apr, 2020 @2:43 PM

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Time to stop neglecting education for adults | Letters
Letters: Joan Bakewell, Nigel Todd, Dr Jude Anderson, and Dr Bill Jones respond to the Augar review of post-18 education


04, Jun, 2019 @4:07 PM

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Joan Bakewell: ‘You don’t get the Albert Finneys and the Tom Contis today. It’s all these old Etonians’
After 50 years of making and shaping TV, the presenter is still giving a keen, active attention to the things that matter, from gender equality and social mobility to fighting the government in the Lords

Zoe Williams

06, May, 2019 @3:41 PM

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Death of RP not a cause for celebration | Brief letters
Brief letters: Received pronunciation | Tories | Great women interviewees | Bus etiquette | Politeness


27, May, 2018 @3:41 PM

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