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Bill Deedes (1913–2007)

Bill Deedes was born on June 1, 1913 in Saltwood Castle, Hythe, Kent, England as William Francis Deedes. He was married to Evelyn Hilary Branfoot. He died on August 17, 2007 in Kent. See full bio »


(age 94) in Kent, England, UK

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The Churchills
The Churchills Himself
The Road to War
The Road to War Himself - Reporter, Daily Telegraph 1937-1939
Have I Got News for You


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 2007 Timeshift (TV Series documentary)
- How to Be a Good Prime Minister (2007) ... Himself
 2006 Abdication: A Very British Coup (Documentary)
 2005 What the Papers Say (TV Series)
- Episode dated 5 March 2005 (2005) ... Presenter (as WF Deedes)
 2004 Channel 4 News (TV Series)
- Episode dated 5 July 2004 (2004) ... Himself (as Lord Deedes)
 2003 Breakfast with Frost (TV Series)
- Episode dated 30 March 2003 (2003) ... Himself (as Lord Deedes)
 1999-2002 Have I Got News for You (TV Series)
- Episode #23.5 (2002) ... Himself (as Lord Deedes)
- Episode #18.8 (1999) ... Himself
 1998 This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary)
- Bill Deedes (1998)
 1997 Secret History (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Conservative MP 1950-74
- Lords of the Underworld (1997) ... Himself - Conservative MP 1950-74 (as Lord Deedes)
 1996 The Churchills (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Himself (as Lord Deedes)
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Himself (as Lord Deedes)
 1990 The Media Show (TV Series)
- Germany (1990) ... Himself (as Lord Deedes)
- Episode #6.12 (1990) ... Himself (as Lord Deedes)
 1989 The Road to War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - Reporter, Daily Telegraph 1937-1939
- Great Britain (1989) ... Himself - Reporter, Daily Telegraph 1937-1939 (as Lord Deedes)
 1989 Timewatch (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Information Minister, 1962-1964
- Michael Cockerell Investigates: The Night of the Long Knives (1989) ... Himself - Information Minister, 1962-1964 (as Lord Deedes)
 1984 Taking Sides (TV Series)
- Episode dated 18 October 1984 (1984) ... Himself
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 2002 The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You' (Video)
Himself (as Lord Bill Deedes)

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Alternate Names:

Lord Bill Deedes | Lord Deedes | WF Deedes

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Editor of The Daily Telegraph (1974-1986) See more »


He frequently used mixed metaphors when speaking, such as "We've got to nail our matchbox to the mast". These were dubbed "Billisms" by his fellow journalists.


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