Name: Joan Bakewell
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 1950s. 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 1970s she contributed to BBC Holiday and Film programmes. She was also presenter, with Bob Greaves, of Granadas Reports Action. In the 1980s she was BBC Televisions Arts Correspondent, and throughout the 1990s 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.