Jonathan Dimbleby

Jonathan Dimbleby

Jonathan Dimbleby has a long distinguished career as a broadcaster and writer. 

He has chaired 'Any Questions?' since 1987 and began presenting 'Any Answers?' the following year.

After taking his degree in philosophy at University College London Jonathan began his career as a television and radio reporter for BBC Bristol in 1969, moving on to Radio 4's 'The World at One' in 1970 (where he also presented 'The World This Weekend').

 

He joined Thames Television in 1972, as a reporter for ITV's 'This Week' where he won BAFTA's Richard Dimbleby Award for his report on the Ethiopian famine of 1973.

In 1979 he joined Yorkshire TV where he wrote and presented 'The Eagle and The Bear' and other series for the ITV network. Between 1982 and 1986 he presented, and was associate producer, of the ITV documentary series 'First Tuesday'.

He presented the BBC's 'On The Record' (1987-1992) and from 1995 - 2006 presented ITV's flagship weekly political programme 'Jonathan Dimbleby', and anchored the 1997, 2001 and 2005 coverage of the General Elections.

In 1994 he wrote, presented and co-produced 'Charles, The Private Man, the Public Role' and published his book 'The Prince of Wales: A Biography'.

In 1997 the BBC screened 'The Last Governor', Jonathan's series on the final five years of British rule in Hong Kong. He also published a book of the same name.

His documentaries about Ethiopia and Kosovo were shown on ITV in 1998 and 2000 and more recently his five part series 'Russia - A Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby' was broadcast by BBC2 and his book 'Russia - A Journey to the Heart of a Land and its People' was published to accompany the series.

Jonathan is a past President of the Soil Association and CPRE. He is currently President of the VSO (since 1997) and chairman of Index on Censorship (since 2008). He is also a trustee of Dimbleby Cancer Care.