Jonathan Dimbleby

(Biography: Jonathan has just left Any Questions?, a few months after David's departure from Question Time. Also mentioned On The Record, hosted by Jonathan for its first five years)
(Biography: specifically, Jonathan's three election night programmes for ITV were in 1997, 2001 and 2005. And David won't be in the hot seat for the Beeb's coverage of next month's election)
 
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== Biography ==
== Biography ==
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Part of a dynasty of television journalists which included his father Richard and older brother David. Jonathan's TV debut was in a forerunner of ''Holiday'' called ''Passport'', on which his father travelled to holiday destinations with the family in tow. Later, he became a heavyweight political journalist, presenting Radio 4's ''Any Questions?'' from 1987 to 2019 (while David presented the TV equivalent, ''Question Time'', from 1994 to 2018) and three election night programmes for ITV (while David continues to present the rival programme on the BBC), as well as BBC1's ''On The Record'' from 1988 to 1993.
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Part of a dynasty of television journalists which included his father Richard and older brother David. Jonathan's TV debut was in a forerunner of ''Holiday'' called ''Passport'', on which his father travelled to holiday destinations with the family in tow. Later, he became a heavyweight political journalist, presenting Radio 4's ''Any Questions?'' from 1987 to 2019 (while David presented the TV equivalent, ''Question Time'', from 1994 to 2018) and ITV's election night programmes in 1997, 2001 and 2005 (opposite David on the Beeb each time), as well as BBC1's ''On The Record'' from 1988 to 1993.
== Trivia ==
== Trivia ==

Current revision as of 02:23, 5 November 2019

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Contents

Shows

The Brain Game

Election (head judge)

It's Your Word

Biography

Part of a dynasty of television journalists which included his father Richard and older brother David. Jonathan's TV debut was in a forerunner of Holiday called Passport, on which his father travelled to holiday destinations with the family in tow. Later, he became a heavyweight political journalist, presenting Radio 4's Any Questions? from 1987 to 2019 (while David presented the TV equivalent, Question Time, from 1994 to 2018) and ITV's election night programmes in 1997, 2001 and 2005 (opposite David on the Beeb each time), as well as BBC1's On The Record from 1988 to 1993.

Trivia

In addition to his relatives who work in the same field as him, Dimbleby's sister-in-law, Josceline (David's wife) has written a number of cookery books, while his other brother, Nicholas, sculpted the plaque that stands in Poets' Corner as a memorial to their father, Richard.

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