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SpouseEdna Wilding
FactHis favourite music is classical (Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johannes Brahms being particular favourites). He also likes the singer Neil Diamond.

John Humphrys is a British journalist and broadcaster. He was born in Cardiff, Wales, on 17 August 1943, the son of a coal miner. Humphrys was educated at Cardiff High School and then at Oxford University, where he read Modern History. He began his career in journalism as a reporter on the Oxford Mail. He then moved to London, where he worked for the Daily Mirror and the Sunday Times.

In 1972, Humphrys joined the BBC as a reporter on the Nine O’Clock News. He went on to become a presenter of the Today programme on BBC Radio 4. Humphrys has also presented a number of television programmes, including Panorama and Mastermind. He has won several awards for his journalism, including the Richard Dimbleby Award for the Best Television Presenter in 1993.

Humphrys has an estimated net worth of £5 million. He is married to the former BBC newsreader Anna Ford. They have three children. ..

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Full NameJohn Humphrys
ProfessionJournalist, Presenter
EducationCardiff High School


SpouseEdna Wilding
ChildrenChristopher Humphrys, Owen James, Catherine Humphrys
ParentsEdward George Humphrys, Winifred Mary Humphrys
SiblingsBob Humphrys


TV ShowsBBC Nine O'Clock News, Mastermind, Celebrity Mastermind, Question Time, Junior Mastermind, Mastermind (2003)

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1[on Mick Jagger] He's a really nice bloke. I thought he was going to be a bit of a... you know. But he was very pleasant.
2You must reflect the population you serve, it seems to me. I just feel instinctively that if, say, 30, 40, 50, 60 per cent of journalists at the BBC were public school it wouldn't be right.
3I don't like the idea that you absolutely have to have some media training. If you want to be a journalist, then what you need is an inquiring mind. Whether you can learn the skill of asking certain questions I doubt; that comes from experience. I personally think that a media studies degree is more harmful than helpful, and if I were recruiting for the Today programme I would prefer to have someone who had done their degree in history, economics, politics - whatever it happens to be - and then if necessary a year on one of the better postgraduate courses.
4I do not express political opinions and nobody would be able to judge from my columns what my political views are. The BBC does not require its presenters not to have any views on anything, it requires its presenters not to make their own political views explicit, for very obvious reasons.
5Far be it for me to be hugely immodest but I was voted political journalist of the year by politicians this year. I mean, it's a bit bizarre that the very people whom I am supposed to mercilessly pillory and savagely and ceaselessly attack should vote for me voluntarily in competition with every political hack in Britain. They can't think that I'm such an ogre.
6I want to be able, if I've got kids in my car in the morning, taking them to school for instance, I want them to be able to listen to the BBC and I want not to be embarrassed by what they hear. Some of the stuff that Chris (Chris Moyles) does I find not grotesquely offensive, I mean it's not the kind of Jonathan Ross, Russell Brand stuff, obviously, but it's pub talk, and that's fine, but my view I suppose is, if I want to hear a few blokes talking in the pub, I'll go to a pub and hear them talking. I'm not quite sure why I need to hear that on the radio.


1His favourite music is classical (Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johannes Brahms being particular favourites). He also likes the singer Neil Diamond.
2His nine year younger brother Bob is a television sports correspondent for BBC Wales Today.
3Son, Owen James, born. [June 2000]
4Lives with his partner, Valerie Sanderson.
5Winner of the 2001 Media Society Award.



The Revolution Will Be Televised2015TV Series
The Honourable Woman2014TV Mini-SeriesRadio Interviewer
Rev.2010TV SeriesJohn Humphrys
The Amazing Mrs Pritchard2006TV SeriesJohn Humphrys
French and Saunders2005TV SeriesSpecial Guest
My Dad's the Prime Minister2004TV SeriesJohn Humphrys
Doctor Who: Death Comes to Time2002TV Mini-SeriesPoliceman
Oliver's Travels1995TV Mini-SeriesTV Newsreader
Kenny Everett's Christmas Carol1985TV MovieNewsreader


Panorama2015TV Series documentary 1 episode


East Is East1999special thanks


Panorama2015-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Reporter / Reporter
Room 1012016TV SeriesHimself
Top Gear2007-2015TV SeriesHimself
Blitz Cities2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Mastermind2003-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Presenter
Revolution Presents: Democracy Dealers2015TV MovieHimself
Mel & Sue2015TV SeriesHimself
Come on Down! The Game Show Story2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Host, Mastermind
Loose Women2009-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Life of Rock with Brian Pern2014TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Newsnight2014TV SeriesHimself - Repoeter
Stephen Fry: Gadget Man2013TV SeriesHimself
Closed Circuit2013Himself (as John Humphreys)
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2013TV SeriesHimself
Welsh Greats2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
The Golden Rules of TV2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The Toys That Made Christmas2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Child of the 1950s
TV Greats: Our Favourites from the North2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Shooting Stars2011TV SeriesHimself
Revealed2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Question Time2009TV SeriesHimself - Chairman
Taking the Flak2009TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2009TV SeriesHimself
I've Never Seen Star Wars2009TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief 20092009TV SpecialHimself
Eurovision: Your Country Needs You2009TV SeriesHimself
How TV Changed Britain2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Great British Menu2008TV SeriesHimself
The Grumpy Guide to...2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The F Word2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Children in Need2005TV SeriesHimself
Test the Nation: Know Your English Test2005TV MovieHimself
Art School2005TV SeriesHimself
Doctor Who Confidential2005TV Series documentaryHimself
TV on Trial2005TV Mini-Series documentaryCritic (segment "The Noughties")
The Pedants' Revolt2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ted Robbins: Live and Large in Blackpool2004VideoHimself
This Morning2004TV SeriesHimself
Grumpy Old Men2004TV Series documentary
Timeshift2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
EastEnders: Christmas Party2003TV MovieHimself
Today with Des and Mel2003TV SeriesHimself
Have I Got News for You1998-2003TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Presenter
The Day Britain Stopped2003TV MovieHimself (Radio 4 interviewer) (voice, uncredited)
Ali G Indahouse2002Himself (as John Humphries)
Night of a Thousand Faces2001TV SpecialHimself - Mockstars Contestant
Mr Charity2001TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Real David Beckham2000Video documentaryHimself
Lamarr's Attacks2000TV SeriesHimself
Masterchef2000TV SeriesHimself
Da Ali G Show2000TV SeriesHimself
Light Lunch1998TV SeriesHimself
Mr. White Goes to Westminster1997TV MovieHimself
Nine O'Clock News1985-1995TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
On the Record1988TV SeriesHimself - Presenter (1993-2002)
Election 701970TV MovieHimself - Reporter

Archive Footage

Hitlåtens historia2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Oasis in Their Own Words2016TV Short documentaryHimself
Alan Shearer's Euro 96: When Football Came Home2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tales of Television Centre2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Reporter (uncredited)
Trials and Tribulations2008Video documentaryHimself
Would I Lie to You?2008TV SeriesHimself
The Story of Dibley2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Tory! Tory! Tory!2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Have I Got News for You: The Best of the Guest Presenters - Volume 22005VideoGuest Presenter
The Britpop Story2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Car Crash: The DeLorean Story2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Real Shirley Bassey2001TV Movie documentaryHimself

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