Melvyn Bragg

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  • Gillian Fenwick (University of Toronto)

Melvyn Bragg is best known in Britain as a television and radio broadcaster. He is also a successful writer of fiction, biography, television scripts, film screenplays, and books on the history of ideas and language. He has written for the Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Guardian and Observer. He has pioneered British arts broadcasting for more than forty years, presenting discussion and analysis of theatre, opera, film, music, the visual arts and literature in an accessible and entertaining way. He has made important contributions through books, radio and television to the popularisation of science and intellectual history, and has been in the forefront of media debate on globalisation, democracy, …

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Fenwick, Gillian. "Melvyn Bragg". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 February 2009
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