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Jeremy Paxman

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Jeremy Paxman

English journalist, author and broadcaster add

Category: Literature

Born in 1950.

Countries: United Kingdom (61%), Iraq (10%), United States (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Newsnight, Michael Howard, BBC

Linked to: University Challenge, Malvern College, St Catharine's College, Cambridge, Charterhouse School

 

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Jeremy Paxman was born in 1950 add something


1972

Paxman joined the BBC's graduate trainee programme in 1972 add something


1977

He has worked for the BBC since 1977 add something


1989

Paxman became a presenter of "Newsnight" in 1989 add something


1994

He is the question master of "University Challenge", succeeding Bamber Gascoigne when the programme was revived in 1994 add something

 

Paxman has presented the weekly TV programme review "Did You See-", "You Decide" and, most notably, since 1994, "University Challenge", bringing him the distinction of "longest-serving current quizmaster on British TV." He presented on BBC America and BBC World a weekly compilation of highlights from the domestic edition of "Newsnight" from February 2008 until shortly after the 2008 U.S. election, when the American programme was cancelled add something

 

Jim Pope - He performed this service in the original Bamber Gascoigne hosted show and resumed the role in the revived Jeremy Paxman hosted version from 1994


1996

In 1996 Paxman received BAFTA's Richard Dimbleby Award for "outstanding presenter in the factual arena add something


1997

On 13 May 1997 he spoke with Michael Howard in what became the programme's most notorious interview add something


1998

In 1998, Denis Halliday, a United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, resigned his post in Iraq, describing the effects of his own organisation's sanctions as genocide add something

 

Paxman presented the flagship BBC Radio 4 show "Start the Week" from 1998 to 2002 add something

 

Matthew Parris - In a live interview on "Newsnight" during the Ron Davies scandal of 1998, he famously told interviewer Jeremy Paxman that there were two gay members of the current Labour Cabinet, one being Peter Mandelson


1999

Among those at the ceremony were three members of the Open University's 1999 "University Challenge" team add something

 

Paxman was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Leeds in the summer of 1999 and in December that year received an honorary degree from the University of Bradford add something


2000

He got another Richard Dimbleby Award in 2000 and was nominated for the award in 2001 and 2002 add something

 

Paxman became a focus of media attention in his own right in October 2000 when the stolen Enigma machine, which had been taken from Bletchley Park Museum, was inexplicably sent to him in the post add something


2002

He won the Royal Television Society TV journalism presenter of the year award in 2002 and 2007 add something

 

In a revised 2002 version they asserted that Iraq possessed chemical and biological weapons add something

 

Charles Kennedy - In 2002, the journalist Jeremy Paxman claimed Kennedy was often drunk, and asked him if he drank privately "by yourself, a bottle of whisky late at night-"


2003

In 2003, Prime Minister Tony Blair opted to make the case for the invasion of Iraq via questions from a TV studio audience, mediated by Paxman add something


2004

In 2004 Paxman raised the subject again with Howard, by leader of the Conservative Party add something

 

Michael Howard - In November 2004, "Newsnight" again concentrated on Howard with coverage of a campaign trip to Cornwall and an interview with Jeremy Paxman


2005

During the 2005 General Election some viewers complained to the BBC that Paxman's robust questioning of party leaders had been rude and aggressive add something

 

Secret Home Office papers released in 2005 under the Freedom of Information Act failed to corroborate this add something

 

Luciano Pavarotti - In an interview in 2005 with Jeremy Paxman on the BBC, Pavarotti rejected the allegation that he could not read music, although he acknowledged he did not read orchestral scores

 

J. K. Rowling - In an interview with Stephen Fry in 2005, Rowling claimed that she would much prefer to write any subsequent books under a pseudonym; however, she conceded to Jeremy Paxman in 2003 that if she did, the press would probably "find out in seconds.


2006

In 2006 he received an honorary doctorate from the Open University add something

 

In a "Radio Times" poll of 3,000 people in 2006, he was voted the fourth "scariest" TV celebrity add something

 

Paxman was the subject in January 2006 of an episode of the BBC genealogy series "Who Do You Think You Are-" add something

 

In April 2006 "The Sun" claimed that Paxman earned £800,000 for his "Newsnight" job and £240,000 for presenting "University Challenge", bringing his TV earnings to a yearly total of £1,040,000 add something


2007

Paxman appeared as himself in an episode of BBC comedy "The Thick of It" which aired in January 2007 add something

 

Edinburgh International Television Festival - On 24 August 2007 Paxman delivered the MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival add something

 

Tom Hunter - In July 2007 in interview with Jeremy Paxman on BBC Two's "Newsnight" programme, it was reported that Hunter had pledged to donate a further £1 billion to charity


2008

In an introduction to a new edition of Chambers Dictionary in August 2008 Paxman labelled the work of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns as "sentimental doggerel add something


2009

Beginning on 15 February 2009, his four part documentary "The Victorians" aired on BBC One add something


2011

Martin Seligman - On July 6, 2011, he appeared on Newsnight and was interviewed by Jeremy Paxman about his ideas and his interest in the concept of well-being


2012

From 27 February 2012, the BBC broadcast Paxman's series "Empire", examining the history and legacy of the British Empire add something

 

This programme had its fifth and final episode broadcast on 26 March 2012 on BBC One add something

 

Paxman has been widely condemned as disrespectful when commented in an absurd way the possible exit of Greece from the Eurozone on 31 May 2012 edition of Newsnight add something

 

On 26 June 2012 he interviewed the Economic Secretary to the Treasury Chloe Smith about Chancellor George Osborne's decision that day to delay plans to increase fuel duty add something

 

In November 2012, Paxman publicly defended George Entwistle after his resignation as Director-General of the BBC in connection with a "Newsnight" report which falsely implicated Lord McAlpine in the North Wales child abuse scandal add something

 

Piers Morgan - On 23 May 2012, the "Newsnight" presenter Jeremy Paxman was a witness at the Leveson Inquiry


2013

In a February 2013 episode of "University Challenge" Paxman's chastisement of UCL student Tom Tyszczuk Smith's incorrect answer, led to the presenter being labelled "rude", "nasty" and a "bully" add something

 

In August 2013 Paxman appeared on "Newsnight" with a beard, causing a Twitter trend when the broadcaster accused the BBC of pogonophobia add something

 

In November 2013, while being interviewed by Graham Norton Paxman called Prime Minister David Cameron an idiot and admitted that he had not voted in his last local election add something

 

Russell Brand - On 23 October 2013, Brand sat for an interview with Jeremy Paxman on the BBC's "Newsnight" programme during which he was repeatedly challenged about his call for "revolution" and whether someone who had never voted in his life could edit a political magazine


2014

Britain's Great War - Paxman will present "Britain's Great War" in 2014 add something

 

Newsnight - At the end of April 2014, Paxman announced that he is to leave "Newsnight" in June after 25 years of presenting the programme add something

 

The BBC announced Paxman's departure from "Newsnight" at the end of April 2014 add something

 

Newsnight - Paxman presented his last "Newsnight" on 18 June 2014 in an edition which included an interview with Peter Mandelson and one with London May or Boris Johnson, while they both rode a tandem bicycle, as well as a brief reappearance of Michael Howard who, following on from his 1997 interview, was simply asked: "Did you-" add something

 

Newsnight - On 30 April 2014, main presenter Jeremy Paxman announced that he will be leaving his role on "Newsnight" later in the year

 

Michael Howard - Howard returned briefly to Newsnight on Jeremy Paxman's final episode on the 18th of June 2014 for a "cameo"

 

Michael Howard - Howard returned briefly to Newsnight on Jeremy Paxman's final episode on 18 June 2014 for a "cameo"

 

Evan Davis - On 21 July 2014, it was announced that Davis would replace Jeremy Paxman as presenter of "Newsnight" starting in Autumn 2014

 

Evan Davis - Newsnight - He stood down after the 26 September 2014 edition of "Today" to become a main presenter on "Newsnight", replacing Jeremy Paxman


2015

On 26 March 2015 Paxman co-presented, with Kay Burley, " David Cameron and Ed Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10", in which he interviewed both British Prime Minister David Cameron and Opposition Leader Ed Miliband regarding their track record in politics and their plans if elected Prime Minister in the general election set for May of that year add something


 

In July 2016, Paxman was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Exeter for achievements in the field of broadcasting and journalism add something

 

Paxman's memoir, "A Life in Questions", was published in October 2016 add something


2017

In 2017, Paxman's interviews of Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May for the upcoming general election were labelled 'embarrassing' add something