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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 Isadora (1968). He has been married to Catherine Haste since 1973. He was previously married to Lisa Roche. See full bio »

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(1978-2018)
Isadora Writer
(1968)
Monitor Producer
(1963-1965)

Filmography

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 2017 Bill Viola: The Road to St Paul's (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Melvyn Bragg on Class & Culture (TV Series documentary) (series editor)
 2011 Mother's Milk (executive producer)
 2011 Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 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) (series editor - 2 episodes, 1997) (producer - 2 episodes, 1993)
- Gilbert and George: Part 2 (1997) ... (series editor)
- Gilbert and George: Part 1 (1997) ... (series editor)
- Michael Collins (1996) ... (executive producer)
- African-American Humor (1994) ... (executive producer)
- British Comedy Special (1994) ... (executive producer)
 1995 Clear Cool Crystal Stream (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1995 South Bank Show: Nora Ephron (TV Series documentary) (series producer)
 1995 Johnny and the Dead (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Part 4 (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Part 3 (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Part 2 (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Part 1 (1995) ... (executive producer)
 1994 Danny Kaye: Nobody's Fool (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 South Bank Show: Annie Leibovitz (TV Series documentary) (series producer)
 1993 Opening Shot (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Marvel Comics (1993) ... (executive producer)
 1988 Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (TV Mini-Series documentary) (series editor - 11 episodes)
- Ten Great Writers: The Seminar (1988) ... (series editor)
- Franz Kafka's 'The Trial' (1988) ... (series editor)
- T.S. Eliot's 'The Waste Land' (1988) ... (series editor)
- Luigi Pirandello (1988) ... (series editor)
- Virginia Woolf's 'Mrs. Dalloway' (1988) ... (series editor)
 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)
 1965-1967 New Release (TV Series) (producer - 35 episodes)
- A Fortunate Man/Raoul Coutard (1967) ... (producer)
- Bertrand Russell, O.M./John Berryman (1967) ... (producer)
- The Film of the Book (1967) ... (producer)
- Rough Passage: A Life of Malcolm Lowry (1967) ... (producer)
 1964-1965 Take It or Leave It (TV Series) (producer - 28 episodes)
- Episode #3.6 (1965) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.5 (1965) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.4 (1965) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.3 (1965) ... (producer)
- Episode #3.2 (1965) ... (producer)
 1964 Writers' World (TV Mini-Series) (producer)
 1958 Monitor (TV Series documentary) (producer)
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Show Show Editor (11 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Actor (6 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (5 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Alan Blaikley, Ken Howard and his musical, "Mardi Gras," was performed at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, England with Nicky Henson, Aubrey Woods, Dana Gillespie, Gaye Brown, and Marsha Hunt in the cast. Clifford Williams 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

He is a great admirer of modern playwrights Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett and Tom Stoppard. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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