Broadcaster Joan Bakewell

Name: Joan Bakewell
Field: Broadcaster
An Audience With Joan Bakewell

After Dinner Speaker

Celebrity Productions Info represents you the biography of Joan Bakewell who has began her career in broadcasting in BBC radio in the 1950’s. In 1962 she made her first appearance on BBC television as a guest on Table Talk. Since then her broadcasting career has been wide and various, but includes the following: From 1965 to 1972 she was one of the regular presenters of ‘Late Night Line Up’ on BBC 2. In the 1970’s she contributed to BBC Holiday and Film programmes. She was also presenter, with Bob Greaves, of Granada’s ‘Reports Action’. In the 1980’s she was BBC Televisions Arts Correspondent, and throughout the 1990’s she presented ‘Heart of the Matter’. She has since written and presented two series for BBC 2: ‘My Generation’ and ‘Taboo’. She has written four radio plays, and published six books: “A Fine and Private Place” (co-authored with John Drummond), “The New Priesthood” (co-authored with Nicholas Garnham) and “The Heart of Heart of the Matter”. In 2003 her autobiography The Centre of the Bed” was a best-seller: in 2005 she published Belief, and in 2006 “The View from here: Life at 70” and in 2009, a novel, “All The Nice Girls”. Appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2008, Dame Joan was also appointed as a “Voice for Older People” by HM Government in the same year.

Dame Joan is also available for after dinner and corporate events.