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  • Not every programme dealing with issues of global significance has to be fronted by last week's winner of Have I Got News For You-but I suppose you might be wrong.
    (Jonathan Dimbleby)

  • I am going to vote for Ken Clarke. For years the wider electorate has told us that Ken Clarke should be the leader of our party and prime minister of our country,
    (Jonathan Dimbleby)

  • The moment seemed right to me for a full and, if possible, authoritative portrait of the life and character of the Prince of Wales.
    (Jonathan Dimbleby)

  • Over the last two years, I have been able to comb through The Prince's archives. I have been free to read his journals, diaries and many thousands of the letters.
    (Jonathan Dimbleby)

  • It's absolutely fine to think of new ways of doing things, and I'm not just asking for the traditional reporter to look into our living rooms night after night.
    (Jonathan Dimbleby)


  • That test should not be about ratings. What should weigh is the knowledge that a public broadcaster delivers programmes that matter.
    (Jonathan Dimbleby)

  • Formally, there is no doubt that Camilla will become Queen.
    (Jonathan Dimbleby)

  • Why it took a few days to get it out in the public arena, during which time there was wonderful speculation that maybe there was going to be an illegal wedding, I don't know.
    (Jonathan Dimbleby)

  • I ought to rejoice in the fact that our principal rival has died, but I don't.
    (Jonathan Dimbleby)

  • I honestly believe that TV generally is obsessed with the ratings battle to the point of cutting its own throat.
    (Jonathan Dimbleby)

  • You have to be damn certain you're putting something better in its place.
    (Jonathan Dimbleby)

  • The BBC produces wonderful programmes; it also produces a load of old rubbish.
    (Jonathan Dimbleby)

  • Programme names have been changed, and we have Andrew Neil saying he won't be using long words.
    (Jonathan Dimbleby)

  • I had no expectation that the Prince would offer me the unprecedented and unfettered access to the original and entirely untapped sources on which this biography is based.
    (Jonathan Dimbleby)

  • The BBC has the obligation to think big. And at the moment, that clarion call sounds an uncertain note to me.
    (Jonathan Dimbleby)


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