Joan Bakewell



Artist of the Year

The Brains Trust

The Culture Club

What's it All About? (2)


Long-serving presenter of arts programming, starting with Late Night Line-Up in 1965. Also cornered the market in programmes about ethics and moral issues, most significantly Heart of the Matter which she presented for 12 years from 1987 to 1999.

She was made a dame in 2008, and a peer (Baroness Bakewell of Stockport) in 2011.


Once wrote a sitcom in collaboration with Jeremy Vine (who'd been a researcher on Heart of the Matter). It never got made as the premise was similar to The Vicar of Dibley which arrived first and stole their thunder.

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