Joan Bakewell  

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- [Joan Bakewell] "What you were also attempting to do, as I understand it, was devalue the art as an object simply by saying, 'if I say it's a work of art, that makes it a work of art.'" --Marcel Duchamp interviewed by Joan Bakewell on Late Night Line-Up on 5 June 1968

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Joan Dawson Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell (born 16 April 1933) is an English journalist, television presenter and Labour Party Peer. Baroness Bakewell is President of Birkbeck, University of London. She is also an author and playwright and has been awarded Humanist of the year for services to humanism.

Joan Bakewell first became well known as one of the presenters of an early BBC Two programme, Late Night Line-Up (1965–72 and 2008). Frank Muir dubbed her "the thinking man's crumpet" during this period and the moniker stuck, although Bakewell herself dislikes the epithet.

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