Melvyn Bragg

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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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BBC is worth ‘storming the Bastille’ to save, says Melvyn Bragg
Broadcaster speaks out against threats to corporation, saying it will never be reinvented if destroyed

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

29, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Baking won’t get me through a Covid winter but Melvyn Bragg just might | Grace Dent
As the colder, darker half of 2020 looms, I’m turning to my special happy place: the BBC’s In Our Time

Grace Dent

03, Oct, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Tony Cash obituary
Maker of TV arts documentaries for The South Bank Show and series exploring art, poetry and classical music

Melvyn Bragg

15, Jun, 2020 @5:06 PM

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Marie-Elsa Bragg: ‘There really is no shame to suffering’
The author and priest, daughter of broadcaster Melvyn Bragg, talks about her new memoir

Johanna Thomas-Corr

30, Nov, 2019 @6:00 PM

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The Guardian view on the creative self: it needs more than 15 minutes | Editorial
Editorial: Britons need time and space to release their imagination. It would be good for them and for their country

Editorial

14, Jul, 2019 @5:53 PM

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From the archive: When Melvyn Bragg met Lauren Bacall
The broadcaster is charmed by one of Hollywood’s icons as she arrives in Plymouth to do Tennessee Williams

Chris Hall

14, Jul, 2019 @5:00 AM

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In brief: Love Without End; The Three Dimensions of Freedom; Facts and Fiction – reviews
Melvyn Bragg takes his cue from Heloise and Abelard, musician Billy Bragg reflects on freedom, and some joyful musings from biographer Michael Holroyd

Hephzibah Anderson

12, May, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Britain's not all bad: it's still got Melvyn Bragg, Marmite and free museums | Arwa Mahdawi
Britain may be on the verge of Brexit, economic disaster and an existential crisis, but it still has plenty to be proud of

Arwa Mahdawi

14, Jan, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The week in radio and podcasts: Pitch; Futureproof Yourself; The Reith Lectures
Chilling Islamic State songs and what music animals like are investigated in an engaging new podcast about pop

Miranda Sawyer

01, Jul, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Britain is becoming a stupid country, Melvyn Bragg says
Broadcaster argues ‘best university system in the world’ is being carelessly destroyed

Jim Waterson Media editor

25, Jun, 2018 @11:01 PM

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No question of Melvyn Bragg’s durability | Letters
Letters: Retired TV critic Richard Last recalls Bragg’s ambitious plan to bring culture to ITV viewers, and his South Bank Show reviews

Letters

19, Jan, 2018 @4:53 PM

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