David Hepworth is a British writer, broadcaster and editor. He joined the magazine Smash Hits not long after its launch in 1979, becoming editor in 1981 and then, in the position of Editorial Director, overseeing the launch of magazines like Just Seventeen, Q, Empire, Mojo, More and Heat. He was one of the presenters of BBC TV's Whistle Test and one of the anchors of the TV coverage of Live Aid. He is a director of the independent company Development Hell.
30 April 2014 05:44 PM
There’s private space and there’s public space, and what you do in one you don’t do in the other
19 January 2014 01:26 PM
In exchange for glamour, TV gives Hollywood carte blanche to market itself mercilessly
It's no more than a sprinkling of controversy. But what does it say about Alastair Cook’s captaincy?
27 August 2013 03:04 PM
With their late-night antics, the England cricket team have made the mistake of handing the moral high ground to Australia
30 June 2013 08:07 PM
The festival is merely a version of historical re-enactment. It's not alive
15 January 2013 12:18 AM
When I worked there in the mid-70s the queues stretched to the back of the shop
26 December 2012 08:26 PM
We adore Auntie more than ever. So why not provide better access to her past glories?
02 November 2012 05:47 PM
Another week, another row over who said what on a football pitch. What football needs now more than ever is a period of calm and less recourse to expensive lawyers
03 October 2012 12:00 AM
Teens were easy prey in an era with different morals
23 September 2012 05:10 PM
Email might make us feel crisp and professional, but it's a defensive technique. The "one-man show" telephone call is a big loss to office culture
03 September 2012 10:00 AM
The death of the great lyricist highlights how far pop has come from the 'story in a song', says David Hepworth
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
In defence of liberal democracy
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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