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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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'Private Eye'

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1965
NPG P512(23)


Private Eye

by Gerald Scarfe
pen and indian ink, 1972
NPG 6433


The Staff of Private Eye, 1965

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1965
NPG x135520


Private Eye

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, May 1965
NPG x38946


Jeffrey Joseph Bernard; Martin Tomkinson; Richard Reid Ingrams

by Eric Hands
modern bromide print from original negative, mid 1970s
NPG x133192


Richard Reid Ingrams; Malcolm Muggeridge

by Jane Bown
bromide print on card mount, 1977
NPG x28623


The staff of Private Eye

by Muir Vidler
C-type colour print, 8 September 2011
NPG x135583