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Joan Bakewell

(1933-), Broadcaster, writer and life peer

Joan Dawson Bakewell (née Rowlands), Baroness Bakewell

Sitter in 5 portraits
Broadcaster, journalist, writer and Labour Party Peer. Born in Stockport and educated at Newnham College, Cambridge, Bakewell's television career in current affairs and the arts began with Late Night Line-Up (1965-72), followed by Heart of the Matter (1988-2000), through which she became known for her intelligent approach and appealing delivery. Her books include the autobiography The Centre of the Bed (2004) and novel All the Nice Girls (2009). In 2008, she was made a DBE for her services to journalism and the arts and appointed a voice for older people by the UK Government. In 2011 she was appointed Baroness Bakewell of Stockport.

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Joan Bakewell, by Glenys Barton - NPG 6997

Joan Bakewell

by Glenys Barton
ceramic sculpture, 2014
NPG 6997

Joan Bakewell, by Mayotte Magnus - NPG x138809

Joan Bakewell

by Mayotte Magnus
modern bromide print from original negative, 1978
NPG x138809

Joan Bakewell, by Mayotte Magnus - NPG x200872

Joan Bakewell

by Mayotte Magnus
gelatin silver print, 1978
NPG x200872

Joan Bakewell, by Jillian Edelstein - NPG x34141

Joan Bakewell

by Jillian Edelstein
bromide fibre print, 1989
NPG x34141

Joan Bakewell, by Sukey Parnell - NPG x133179

Joan Bakewell

by Sukey Parnell
C-type colour print, 7 January 2009
NPG x133179

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