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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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P782

The Humanist Society

by John Hedgecoe
bromide print, 1966
NPG P782

6784

Ludovic Kennedy

by Barry Ernest Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1978
NPG 6784

x127707

Ludovic Kennedy

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