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David Dimbleby

David Dimbleby Biography

David Dimbleby is a presenter of current affairs programmes and documentaries, including BBC One’s Question Time which he has chaired since 1994.

He joined the BBC over 40 years ago as a news reporter in Bristol after leaving Oxford University where he studied politics, philosophy and economics. During his BBC career he has presented Panorama, 24 Hours, People and Power, The Dimbleby Talk-in and This Week Next Week. He has also made two major documentary series in South Africa (The White Tribe) and in the USA (An Ocean Apart) as well as many films in India, USA and Europe. In 2002 he chaired the BBC debate entitled Our Monarchy – the Next 50 Years and in 2003 he chaired Iraq: Britain Decides and presented Mandela: The Living Legend.

Recently he has also presented the BBC series A Picture of Britain and How We Built Britain.

He has also been the BBC commentator for a wide range of special outside broadcast events, including the State Opening of Parliament, Trooping the Colour and the Remembrance Events at the Cenotaph. He commentated at the funerals of Diana, Princess of Wales and HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and in programmes to mark the Golden Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth in 2002.

He has been BBC anchorman for all General Elections since 1979, as well as Budgets, Local, European and American Elections.

David is President of Dimbleby Cancer Care.

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