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
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
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