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Melvyn Bragg
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Born in Carlisle, Cumbria
Born on 6th of October 1939

Born 1939 - Novelist and television arts presenter.


Became presenter and editor of arts series The South Bank Show in 1978. Presented BBC Radio 4ís Start the Week from 1988 to 1998. Co-wrote films Isadora and Jesus Christ Superstar and stage musical The Hired Man. Novels include A Time to Dance (1990), Credo (1996) and The Soldierís Return (1999). Made a peer in 1998.

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