Brian Walden (1932-2019)

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Brian Walden (1932-2019)

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Former Labour MP turned TV presenter, probably best known for LWT's Weekend World.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48245853

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Re: Brian Walden (1932-2019)

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This may be apocryphal, but I recall someone claiming that in the run-up to the 1980 US election, Walden topped the programme by saying that there was going to be an interview with, "Pwesident Carter's Wepublican Wival Wonald Weagan".

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Re: Brian Walden (1932-2019)

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I ought to mention his 1998 BBC2 series Walden on Heroes - a series of unscripted half-hour lectures on prominent figures including Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela, delivered straight to camera with no interruption. Very unusual for its time. The one on Mandela was highly controversial since he described the leader as "feckless, arrogant and autocratic".

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Re: Brian Walden (1932-2019)

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It's always "Weekend World", though, for all he did, that's the one ( and the theme).
"A cup of Tea....Tea...Tea"

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Re: Brian Walden (1932-2019)

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Radio 4 is repeating one of his last Point of View talks tonight:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0005kl2

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Re: Brian Walden (1932-2019)

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A dignified,'done his home work' knowledgeable interviewer who often got what we wanted from the interviewee.

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