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David Dimbleby, British broadcast journalist, newspaper company executive.


Dimbleby, David was born on October 28, 1938 in London. Son of Frederick Richard and Dilys (Thomas) Dimbleby.


Student, Charterhouse, Christ Church, Oxford. Student, University Paris. Student, University Perugia.


News reporter British Broadcasting Corporation, Bristol, 1960—1961. Presenter and interviewer various science, religious, and political programs British Broadcasting Corporation-television, 1961—1963, foreign affairs film reporter and director, 1964—1965, reporter, Panorama, 1967—1969, presenter 24 hours, 1969—1972, with, Nationwide, 1982, with, Question Time, since 1994, presenter, 1974—1977, 1980—1981, Dimbleby Talk-In, 1972—1974. Special correspondent Columbia Broadcasting System News, 1966.

Managing director Dimbleby & Sons Ltd., 1966—1986, chairman, since 1986, Wadsworth Borough News Ltd., since 1986, managing director, 1979—1986. With People and Power, 1982—1983, This Week Next Week, 1984—1986.



  • Other Interests

    Sailing, reading, music, not watching television.


Married Josceline Rose Gaskell, 1967. 3 children.