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Monday 17 August 2009
Work: Plays a ‘big beast’ correspondent in the BBC2 comedy Taking the Flak. Film credits include Titanic.
Life: Jarvis, 68, is married to actress and director Rosalind Ayres and has two sons and two grandchildren.
Balance: Produces and directs BBC radio dramas, such as Alan Ayckbourn’s Man of the Moment and Ian Fleming’s Dr No.
Sunday 14 June 2009
Farewell then to David Hencke, The Guardian's veteran political correspondent. Hencke has worked for the Graun since 1976, but with a handsome redundancy cheque under his belt is off to write books and to dig his allotment.
Tuesday 05 May 2009
Monday 04 May 2009
Sunday 03 May 2009
Although not a parties man, even George Orwell would have enjoyed the awards for political writing held in his name at the Foreign Press Association on the Mall, London. For, with only three gongs to be dished out – best book, best journalism and best blog – guests could relax, safe in the knowledge they could soon get back to chatting and drinking.
Friday 01 May 2009
Monday 13 April 2009
A contestant on the television quiz Mastermind was surprised to be called by a BBC researcher to ask him for help to set his own questions.
Tuesday 31 March 2009
Usually, John Humphrys or Jeremy Paxman will interrupt someone in a discussion in order to stop them saying anything interesting or developing an argument. David Dimbleby showed on last week's BBC1 Question Time why he is different and how it should be done.
Friday 06 March 2009
Saturday 28 February 2009
Saturday 17 January 2009
In a report on the events behind David Frost's interview with Richard Nixon in yesterday's Independent, we published an article, " I never agree that certain subjects are off-limits". This was bylined "by John Humphrys". We should make it clear this was not an article written by Mr Humphrys, but a report of what he had said to our interviewer. Apologies.
Friday 16 January 2009
Having 28 hours is a huge luxury. The nearest I have come to anything like Frost/Nixon is when Blair's departure was approaching and they gave me two half-hour interviews.
Tuesday 30 December 2008
The BBC insisted that Celebrity Mastermind questions are challenging to contestants, after radio presenter Victoria Derbyshire said she was offered a "crib sheet" to appear on the show.
Monday 15 December 2008
The phone was ringing when we arrived at the Dorset cottage that frosty, Friday night. And from its insistent, furious tone I knew who it was. Matthew didn't speak immediately but I could identify the sound of his head banging rhythmically in frustration against the steering wheel. He was clearly stuck in traffic in London, where he was remaining for the weekend.
Monday 14 April 2008
The Washington Post editor helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein bring down President Nixon
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