Melvyn Bragg was born in Wigton, Cumbria, and educated there and at Wadham College, Oxford. His broadcasting career began at the BBC in 1961 and soon afterwards he published his first novel. He collaborated with Ken Russell and wrote the 1970 film about Tchaikovsky, The Music Lovers. In 1977 Melvyn Bragg started LWT’s long-running Arts programme, the multiple award-winning South Bank Show, making about 750 editions as well as other documentaries. In the meantime Melvyn Bragg has expanded his range, presenting arts and science programmes and marshalling discussion shows on BBC Radio, and writing non-fiction books, and several award-winning novels. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society and of The British Academy, and was given a Peerage in 1998.
Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions