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Esther Rantzen
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Born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Born on 22nd of June 1940

Born 1940 - English television presenter and producer.

Educated at Somerville College, Oxford. Joined the BBC in 1963 making sound effects for radio drama. Moved into research; writing, producing and presenting Thatís Life (1973-94), a programme based on investigative journalism. Hosted a teatime talkshow on BBC, called Esther, which gained two BAFTA nominations. Won BAFTAs Richard Dimbleby Award for factual TV in 1988. Campaigns against child abuse and drug addiction.

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