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Richard Ingrams (1937-), Journalist and editor

Richard Reid Ingrams

Sitter in 8 portraits
Richard Ingrams was educated at Shrewsbury and University College, Oxford. He served his National Service as a private in the Royal Army Service Corps, after which, in 1962, he joined the satirical publication Private Eye. He became editor the following year, a post that he retained until 1986. Ingrams was television critic for the Spectatorand was a long-standing columnist for the Observer (1987-2005) as well as founder and editor of the Oldie from 1992. He has written a number of spin-off books from Private Eye, as well as a biography of Malcolm Muggeridge.

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