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Joan Bakewell

Joan Bakewell was born on April 16, 1933 in Stockport, Cheshire, England as Joan Dawson Rowlands. She is a writer and actress, known for On the Town (1978), Out of the West (1967) and Forward to Retirement (1966). She was previously married to Jack Emery and Michael Bakewell. See full bio »

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On the Town
On the Town Herself - Presenter
Out of the West
Out of the West Herself - Presenter
Forward to Retirement
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  Forward to Retirement (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode, 1966) (narrative script - 9 episodes, 1966)
- Organising A Pre-Retirememt Course (1966) ... (narrative script)
- Finding SomethingTo Do (1966) ... (narrative script)
- Leisure for Pleasure (1966) ... (narrative script)
- Keeping Healthy (1966) ... (narrative script)
 1964-1965 Meeting Point (TV Series documentary) (script - 2 episodes)
- Learning to Live (1965) ... (script)
- What Kind of Loving? (1964) ... (script)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Police recruitment campaign.

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Joan Bakewell | Joan Bakewell CBE | Joan Bakewell DBE

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I think the fact that people are phased out, people like Moira Stuart and Selina (Selina Scott) - out of the public eye - when they become a certain age is a real disadvantage to serious broadcasting. There's a whole segment of the British population that does not see its equivalent in serious broadcasting and that is women over 55. Now, that is not healthy for a broadcasting organisation's ... See more »


British Culture Secretary, Chris Smith, appointed her as the new Chair of the British Film Institute in 1999. She has been a BFI Governor since 1994, and served as Deputy Chair to Alan Parker, now Chairman of the newly formed industry organisation, the Film Council. See more »


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