Melvyn Bragg

Gillian Fenwick (University of Toronto)
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Melvyn Bragg, The Right Honourable The Lord Bragg, CH, Hon FRS, FBA, FRSL, 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




. 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, and religious history. He…

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Citation: Fenwick, Gillian. "Melvyn Bragg". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 February 2009; last revised 30 June 2021. [, accessed 22 June 2024.]

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