Lord Bragg

Lord Bragg

Full title

The Lord Bragg


Melvyn Bragg



Joined the Lords

4 August 1998

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
Fax: 020 7219 5979


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Communications Committee (L) Lords 2010-13

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Co-Director Directors Cut Productions 2010-
Presenter 'In Our Time' BBC Radio 4 1998-
Controller of Arts ITV 1990-10
Head of Arts ITV 1982-90
Editor and Presenter 'The South Bank Show' London Weekend Television 1978-10
Editor 'Read All About It' BBC 1974-77
Chairman Arts General Literature Panel 1970-74
Co-Director with Cate Haste (wife) Melvyn Bragg Limited- independent programme maker for BBC Radio, BBC TV and Sky Arts 1965-

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Chancellor Leeds University 1999-
Chairman MIND 1997-11
President National Campaign for the Arts 1985-05

Member's focus

Culture, media and sport
Science and technology

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Director, Melvyn Bragg Ltd (a company owned by Member and wife (see category 4(a)); income from the employment listed in category 2 and any advances from publication of books is paid to this company)
    • Director, Director's Cut Productions (a company owned by Member and a business partner (see category 4(a))
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Regular freelance with BBC Radio 4
    • Occasional freelance with BBC2 and Sky Arts
  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • Melvyn Bragg Ltd (media work; owned jointly with wife)
    • Director's Cut Productions (films and theatre; owned jointly with business partner)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Chancellor, University of Leeds