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Richard Ingrams

Richard Ingrams is most famous as a magazine editor and journalist. He was one of the founders of "Private Eye", the fortnightly satirical magazine which has become a British institution since its inception in 1961, and became its second editor in 1963, replacing Christopher Booker. He remained in this post until 1986, when he astonished his own ... See full bio »

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Known For

That Was the Week That Was
Grubstreet Writer
Mrs. Wilson's Diary
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 1972 Grubstreet (TV Series)
 1969 Mrs. Wilson's Diary (TV Movie)
 1962-1963 That Was the Week That Was (TV Series) (writer - 37 episodes)
- That Was the Year That Was (1963) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.12 (1963) ... (writer)
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His and John Wells' play, "Mrs. Wilson's Diary," was performed at the Criterion Theatre in London, England with Myvanwy Jenn, Bill Wallis, Howard Goorney, Nigel Hawthorne, and Bob Grant in the cast. Joan Littlewood was director.

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Personal Quote:

It takes some time to realize that the printed word has no effect at all on the behavior of politicians. Important editors in ivory towers still like to think that their words can topple governments and change the course of events. It may be important for their self-respect that they should think this, but, in reality, nothing of the sort occurs. See more »


His first wife, Mary Morgan, died in 2006. See more »

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