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Portrait Artist of the Year
 
Production is under way for what will be the eleventh series of this fabulous show.  Great sitters, great artists, Stephen Mangan presenting, and Tai, Kate and Kathleen judging. due for TX mid October.

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Landscape Artist of the Year
 
 We're also finalising the search for the locations for the forthcoming series of Landscapes.  This'll be the tenth series, so we're planning some special events to mark the occasion.  We'll announce the locations well in advance and the public is welcome to come along.

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Still Grumpy After All These Years

It's twenty years since the first transmission on BBC2 of my series Grumpy Old Men, which spawned five books.  It's also fifty years since I first joined the BBC as a Journalist Trainee, and I've worked in telly ever since.  So I've used this title for a memoir of the various adventures in my career, and to make a record of two terrible family tragedies. Maybe it's a weird read, but then it's been a weird life.   Available late summer.

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Something else rather brilliant......

Some while ago my friend Georgina Godwin introduced me to Phil Manzanera, who is the brilliant guitarist from Roxy Music and was celebrating fifty years as a professional musician. We got on like a house on fire and he kindly asked me to help him to write down some stories from his amazing life, working with everyone from Bob Dylan via David Bowie to David Gilmour.  The result "Revolucion to Roxy" is full of amazing tales and is out now.
 
 

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