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Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg was born on October 6, 1939 in Wigton, Cumberland, England. He is a producer and writer, known for The South Bank Show (1978), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) and 2nd House (1973). He has been married to Catherine Haste since 1973. He was previously married to Lisa Roche. See full bio »
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 2012 Mother's Milk (executive producer)
 2012 Melvyn Bragg on Class & Culture (TV Series documentary) (series editor)
 2008 Melvyn Bragg's Travels in Written Britain (TV Mini-Series) (associate producer)
 2006 Freddie Mercury: Magic Remixed (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2005 The Story of ITV: The People's Channel (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2003 The Adventure of English (TV Mini-Series documentary) (series producer - 2 episodes)
- English Goes Underground (2003) ... (series producer)
- Birth of a Language (2003) ... (series producer)
 2003 Broken Morning (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1999 This Is Not an Exit: The Fictional World of Bret Easton Ellis (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1996-1997 Theatreland (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 23 November 1997 (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... (executive producer)
  The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 9 episodes, 1982 - 1996) (producer - 2 episodes, 1993)
- Michael Collins (1996) ... (executive producer)
- African-American Humor (1994) ... (executive producer)
- British Comedy Special (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Marilyn Horne (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Dawn French on Big Women (1994) ... (executive producer)
 1995 Clear Cool Crystal Stream (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1995 Johnny and the Dead (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Part 1 (1995) ... (executive producer)
 1994 Danny Kaye: Nobody's Fool (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1982-1985 Book Four (TV Series) (executive producer - 37 episodes)
- Episode #5.4 (1985) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #5.3 (1985) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #5.2 (1985) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #5.1 (1985) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #4.9 (1985) ... (executive producer)
 1980 Jane Austen in Manhattan (associate producer - uncredited)
 1978 Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1974 2nd House (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- An Artist's Story (1974) ... (producer)
 1972 Zinotchka (TV Short) (co-producer)
 1971 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- George Orwell: The Road to the Left (1971) ... (producer)
 1967 The Impresarios (TV Series) (producer - 6 episodes)
- Transport by Underground (1967) ... (producer)
- Frank Wright and Pat Turner (1967) ... (producer)
- Peter Hall (1967) ... (producer)
- For Appearance's Sake (1967) ... (producer)
- Ian Hunter (1967) ... (producer)
 1967 New Release; the Film of the Book (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1967 Archigram (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1966 New Release (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
 1958 Monitor (TV Series documentary) (producer)
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Show Show Editor (10 credits)
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His play, "King Lear in New York," was performed in a Chichester Festival Production at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, West Sussex, England with John Stride, Richard Warwick, Jenny Seagrove, and Kate O'Mara in the cast. Patrick Garland was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lord Melvyn Bragg | Lord Bragg | Melvin Bragg

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Sometimes I am baffled by the lack of intellectual ambition in British television. Am I alone in feeling that there is not so much a dumbing down as a failure to engage at the highest level? British television is still led by some extremely able people, and yet at times they can seem like thoroughbreds happy to pull milk carts. Am I alone in believing that here, as elsewhere, trash TV is welcomed... See more »


Won the WH Smith Literary Award 2000 for his acclaimed book, The Soldier's Return. See more »

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