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Duration: 1 hour

Pioneering female BBC broadcaster of the 1960s, Joan Bakewell subjects herself to an interrogation by David Frost, looking back on more than 50 years at the heart of television and a life often lived in the glare of celebrity. From her early years as the face of Late Night Line Up, the end-of-the-day live programme that broke the rules of polite television, through to her days on Newsnight, covering arts, entertainment, politics and even pornography, this no-holds barred interview recalls how it was to be a lone woman at the BBC, the fun she had in swinging London and how she came to be branded 'the thinking man's crumpet'.

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Thu 18 Apr 2013 00:45 BBC Four

  • Bakewell at the BBC

    A look at Joan Bakewell's interviews with the stars of arts, entertainment and politics.

Credits

Interviewer
David Frost
Interviewer
David Frost
Interviewed Guest
Joan Bakewell
Interviewed Guest
Joan Bakewell
Director
Georgina Leslie
Director
Georgina Leslie
Executive Producer
Basil Comely
Executive Producer
Basil Comely

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