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John Simpson (1944-), Broadcaster and journalist; World Affairs Editor, BBC

John Simpson (John Cody Fidler-Simpson)

Sitter in 3 portraits
Broadcaster and author, Simpson began his long career with the BBC in 1970, as a reporter and correspondent. Having moved to television, he became diplomatic correspondent (1978-80), political editor (1980-82), diplomatic editor (1982-88) and world affairs editor (since 1988). He has also been associate editor for The Spectator. Publications Include Despatches from the Barricade (1990) and his autobiography Strange Places, Questionable People (1998). Reported from Angola in the 1970s, the Gulf in 1991 and most recently Afghanistan.

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John Simpson; Nicholas Snowman

by Jillian Edelstein
bromide fibre print, 11 February 1993
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John Simpson

by Shaun Bloodworth
bromide fibre print, 1995
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John Simpson

by Shaun Bloodworth
bromide fibre print, 1995
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