Clive Anderson Biography
By profession Clive Anderson is a barrister making him the perfect orator for after dinner speaking. He is a brilliant and unflappable live awards host and presenter, having fronted many events including the BAFTA Craft Awards, the Evening Standard Film Awards, The Olivier Awards and a live 2 hour special debate during Channel 4's general election coverage.
Award Winning Presenter
Clive is best known as an award-winning and multi-talented presenter, performer and writer. He rose to fame as the host of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, before going on to front ten series of his own show, Clive Anderson Talks Back, as well as making numerous other programmes and appearances.
He acquired his taste for comedy when he studied at Selwyn College, Cambridge from 1972-5. He was President of the Cambridge Footlights for a year and wrote and performed in several revues including Stage Fright, which he directed. He continued performing as a stand-up comedian and in revue groups until he moved on to radio in 1986 and hosted several series of The Cabaret Upstairs, an alternative comedy show on BBC Radio 4.
In 1988, he was the natural choice to be chairman of a new comedy show also on Radio 4 entitled Whose Line Is It Anyway?. Such was its success that it quickly transferred to television, on Channel 4, with the same cast, where it ran for ten years.
In 1989, Clive presented the first of ten series of his own comedy chat show, Clive Anderson Talks Back, also for Channel 4. He was awarded the television industry's Comedy Presenter of the Year Award in 1991 and in 1992 he won the award for top Channel 4 Presenter given by the British Comedy Awards. The show also successfully transferred to the US.
During this time, Clive also wrote for a number of other shows and comedy partnerships, including Alias Smith & Jones (BBC TV), The World According to Smith and Jones (LWT TV), several hours of Head to Head conversations for Smith and Jones, Not The Nine O'Clock News (BBC TV), Around Midnight (LWT TV), Weekending, Marks in His Diary, Injury Time, and The Frankie Howerd Variety Show (BBC Radio 4).
In autumn 1996, his talk show transfered to BBC1 with the title Clive Anderson All Talk, where it ran for five years. He has presented many other topical programmes that take a sideways look at the news including Clive Anderson Now (BBC1), Clive Anderson's Chat Room (BBC Radio 2), The Last Word (More 4), News Knight (ITV), The Sharp End and The Guardian Sports Quiz (Channel 4).
Clive is a Man of Many Talents
Clive has stood in for other broadcasting legends such as Michael Parkinson and Terry Wogan. He has appeared as a guest or presented episodes (or whole series) of many classic shows including The News Quiz, Aspel & Company, Have I Got News For You, Don't Quote Me, Speaking Volumes, Did You See, Question Time, Time Cycle, Points of View, If I Ruled The World, Mastermind, God Almighty, The Big Read, Loose Ends, Notes and Queries, and Underdog.
He has also hosted many Radio 4 shows that explore real-life cases and legal controversies, illustrating the impact that the law can have in difficult situations; these include Unreliable Evidence, The Devil's Advocate and Hypotheticals.
Clive has written and/or presented several documentaries on subjects ranging from the Montreal Comedy Festival (Just For Laughs, Channel 4), the Bayeaux Tapestry (Every Picture Tells a Story, BBC), Great Railway Journeys Of The World and Our Man In ... for the BBC. His journalism has appeared in The Times, The Observer, The Listener and The Independent on Sunday.
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17th May 2011
The Guardian has compiled a list of Britain’s top 300 intellectuals. Amongst the newspaper’s register of public figures leading the UK’s cultural discourse, are a handful of Speakers Corner’s elite. Amongst the iIntellectuals are authors, economists, historians, journalists, lawyers, philosophers, policy advisers, politicians, religious leaders, and scientists.
7th September 2010
Tomorrow morning Clarence House will be opening its beautiful gardens to the public for ‘A Garden Party to Make a Difference’, and Clive Anderson and Jonathan Dimbleby will be there to facilitate the debates on sustainable living.
2nd July 2008
This summer sees the return of hit satirical quiz 'Mock The Week' on BBC Two. The sixth series of the quiz will run for 12 weeks from July 10.
17th April 2008
Clive Anderson is to replace the late Ned Sherrin on the BBC Radio 4 show Loose Ends. Anderson's previous broadcast credits include Have I Got News For You.
Clive Anderson Reviews
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Clive can only be given an excellent rating. Given that he had sore throat on the night, he worked tirelessly to make the event a success -from joining us for dinner (apparently the first time he has done so, but we received a number of comments noting it was nice to see him involved in the event in this way) through to taking the time after the presentations to meet people. He gauged the audience precisely and struck the right note between light presentation and giving weight to the winners for their endeavours. Overall, a great performance.
Undemanding, pleasant & professional in every way and very keen to give us very good value for money by padding out our script with ad lib which was much appreciated!
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