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Ludovic Kennedy (1919-2009), Journalist, author and campaigner

Sir Ludovic Henry Coverley Kennedy

Sitter in 3 portraits
Edinburgh-born journalist, broadcaster, author and campaigner, Kennedy began his broadcasting career as a television newsreader for ITV from 1956. His many political and current affairs credits on television include BBC's flagship news programme Panorama (1960-63). In 1958 Kennedy contested the Rochdale by-election as a Liberal candidate. A veteran campaigner against miscarriages of justice, his books include 10 Rillington Place (1961), which questioned the death penalty, and the Amazing Case of Patrick Meehan (1975). Kennedy was a co-founder of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society.

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The Humanist Society

by John Hedgecoe
bromide print, 1966
NPG P782


Ludovic Kennedy

by Barry Ernest Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1978
NPG 6784


Ludovic Kennedy

by Edward Barber
C-type colour print, 1990
NPG x127707