On The Big Green Sofa with Mary Nightingale: a conversation with Lord Melvyn Bragg CH
Melvyn Bragg joins Mary Nightingale for the ninth in our series of conversations in which the ITV journalist and broadcaster talks to inspiring individuals in the cultural world.
Mary’s next guest On The Big Green Sofa this June will be writer and broadcaster, Melvyn Bragg.
Melvyn’s broadcasting career began at the BBC in 1961. He worked on the arts programme Monitor with Huw Wheldon in the mid-1960s. He collaborated with Ken Russell and wrote the 1970 film about Tchaikovsky, The Music Lovers. He also wrote Isadora, directed by Karel Reisz, Play Dirty starring Michael Caine, and worked with David Lean.
In 1977 Melvyn started LWT’s long-running arts programme, the multiple award-winning South Bank Show, which ran for over 800 editions. The programme is now broadcast by Sky Arts.
Melvyn also presents arts and science programmes on BBC Radio, notably In Our Time for BBC Radio 4. He has written several award-winning novels – The Soldier’s Return, The Maid of Buttermere, Remember Me and most recently Now Is The Time, which won the 2016 Parliamentary Book Award.
This event is produced by Roger James Elsgood, working with the Academicians’ Room team. Doors open at 7pm and the talk will start at 7.45pm.
It is open to members of the Academicians’ Room, Patrons and Friends of the RA. To book, please call 020 7300 8090.
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Monday 18 June 2018
7.30 — 9.30pm
The Academicians' Room, The Keeper's House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
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