Reflections: Martin Bell at the Frontline Club

Talk September 27, 2011 7:00 PM

In association with BBC College of Journalism

He has reported from more than 80 countries and 11 wars, from Angola to Vietnam and was one of the first journalists to be defined as a ‘war correspondent’

Martin Bell, joined the BBC in 1962 and is one of the best known and distinguised journalists of his generation, he has reported from Vietnam, the Middle East, Nigeria, Angola, and Northern Ireland during the “Troubles”.

Twice awared the Royal Television Society’s Reporter of the Year award, Bell changed course in 1997 and successfully ran as Independent MP on an anti sleaze ticket inTatton against Conservative Neil Hamilton.


He will be joining us at the Frontline Club with former BBC executive Vin Ray, to take a look back over his career reporting around the globe that includes an OBE, a shrapnel injury from Bosnia, and five books including A Very British Revolution: The Expenses Scandal and How To Save Our Democracy.