Clarissa Dickson Wright Politician

Clarissa dickson wright

Clarissa Dickson Wright (born 28 June 1947) is an English celebrity chef, television personality, businesswoman and formerly a barrister, who is best known as one half, along with Jennifer Paterson, of the Two Fat Ladies. Having trained as a lawyer, Dickson Wright is the youngest woman ever to be called to the Bar. Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmerelda Dickson-Wright was born in St John's Wood in London. The youngest of four children, her father, Arthur Dickson Wright, was a surgeon to the Royal Family, and her mother, Molly, was an Australian heiress. Her cousin is comedian Alexander Armstrong. Her former brother-in-law is Byron Janis, who was married to Clarissa's elder sister, June, but the marriage ended in divorce. Born to a wealthy family, she had a Roman Catholic childhood and grew up in a nine-bedroom house in St. John's Wood that was staffed with several servants. Dickson Wright's father was an alcoholic who reportedly subjected his wife and children to verbal and physical abuse. At the age of 11, Clarissa Dickson Wright was sent to Sacred Heart School.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 24th, 1947
Place of birth
St John's Wood
Nationality
United Kingdom
Date of death
March 15th, 2014 at age of 66
Place of death
Edinburgh, Scotland
Places lived
Edinburgh , United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories
pop. 495,360 (2011)

Family

Parents
Siblings

Education

1. University College London Colleges/University

- / Law

University College London (UCL) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, and the oldest and largest constituent college of the federal University of London. Founded in 1826, UCL was the first university institution to be founded in London and the first in England to be established on an entirely secular basis, to admit students regardless of their religion and to admit women on equal terms with men. UCL became one of the two founding colleges of the University of London in 1836.

Type Public university
Endowment
2013. 85.9 mil. £
2010. 67.8 mil. £
Institution colors
Founded
1826
Headquarters
Gower Street, WC1E 6BT - London, Greater London
Undergraduates
2012. 14,785
2005. 11,970
1896. 1,600
Postgraduates
2012. 11,913
2005. 9,650
Local tuition
2013. 9 K £
Official web page www.ucl.ac.uk
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended University College London connected by profession and/or age

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2. Beechwood Sacred Heart School Independent school

1958 -

Beechwood Sacred Heart School is a co-educational independent school for boys and girls aged 3 – 18, which comprises a Nursery, Preparatory School and Senior School, with boarding for girls aged 11 – 18. Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1915, Beechwood retains its Catholic traditions but today welcomes pupils of all faiths.

Type Independent school
Founded
1915
Headquarters
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Official web page www.beechwood.org.uk
Wikipedia article

People attended Beechwood Sacred Heart School connected by profession and/or age

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Starring TV roles

1. One Man and His Dog

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

BBC One
1976 27 English

2. Art School

Reality-TV
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

September 12th, 2005 1

Regular TV appearances

1. Two Fat Ladies

Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Languages Regular cast
Him/Herself
British Broadcasting Corporation
1996-10-09 1998-10-07 October 9th, 1996 September 28th, 1999 5 English

Guest TV appearances

Absolutely Fabulous

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Absolutely Fabulous, also known as Ab Fab, is a BBC television sitcom created by Jennifer Saunders, based on an original idea by her and Dawn French, and written by Saunders, who plays the leading character.nIt also stars Joanna Lumley and Julia Sawalha, along with June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks. The series features Saunders as Edina Monsoon, a heavy-drinking, drug-abusing PR agent who spends her time chasing bizarre fads in a desperate attempt to stay young and hip.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E04 October 31st, 2003

Breakfast with Frost

Program genre

Politics

External resources

Breakfast with Frost is a BBC current affairs television programme that was hosted by Sir David Frost on Sunday mornings. The programme covered the main political news of the day while analysing the coverage of the week's news events.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S09-E20 May 27th, 2001

Countdown

Program genre

Game show

Official site

External resources

Countdown is a British game show involving word and number puzzles. It is produced by ITV Studios and broadcast on Channel 4. It is presented by Nick Hewer, assisted by Rachel Riley, with regular lexicographer Susie Dent. It was the first programme to be aired on Channel 4, and 70 series have been broadcast since its debut on 2 November 1982. With over 6,000 episodes, Countdown is one of the longest-running game shows in the world, along with the original French version, Des chiffres et des lettres, which has been running on French television continuously since 1965. Countdown was initially recorded at The Leeds Studios for 27 years, before moving to Granada Studios in 2009, and then over to MediaCityUK in Salford Quays in 2013.nThe programme was presented by Richard Whiteley for over 20 years, until his death in June 2005. It was then presented by Des Lynam until the end of 2006, Des O'Connor until the end of 2008, and Jeff Stelling until the end of 2011. The current presenter is Nick Hewer.nCarol Vorderman, the show's co-host, who had been on the programme since it began, left the show in December 2008, at the same time as O'Connor. She was replaced by Rachel Riley.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S54-E79 February 17th, 2006
S54-E82 February 21st, 2006
S54-E78 February 16th, 2006
S54-E80 February 18th, 2006
S54-E81 February 20th, 2006

Have I Got News for You

Program genre

Satire
Game show
Panel game
News
Comedy

External resources

Have I Got News for You is a British television panel show produced by Hat Trick Productions for the BBC. It is based loosely on the BBC Radio 4 show The News Quiz, and has been regularly broadcast since 1990. The show has cultivated a reputation for sailing close to the wind in matters of libel with its topical and satirical remit.nHave I Got News for You is often cited as beginning the increasing domination of panel shows in British TV comedy, and remains one of the genre's key standard-bearers. In recognition of this, the show received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2011 British Comedy Awards. It was the first time the honour had been bestowed upon a collective instead of an individual or double act.nFor its first 10 years, the programme was shown on BBC Two. In 2000, the BBC moved its nightly BBC One news bulletin, the BBC Nine O'Clock News, from nine o'clock to ten o'clock after ITV moved their long-running ten o'clock bulletin, News at Ten, to eleven o'clock.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S17-E04 May 7th, 1999

Loose Women

Program genre

Talk show

Official site

External resources

Loose Women is a British lifestyle and chat show that has been broadcast on ITV since 6 September 1999. The programme focuses on a panel of four female presenters who interview celebrities and discuss topical issues, ranging from daily politics and current affairs, to celebrity gossip.nLoose Women is part of the ITV daytime programming schedule, airing on weekdays from 12:30−1:30pm.nThe 19th series begin airing on 8 September 2014 with the introduction of new panelists Judy Finnigan, Gloria Hunniford and Penny Lancaster, as well as the return of Sharon Osbourne as a guest panelist.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S12-E07 September 11th, 2007

The Alan Titchmarsh Show

Program genre

Variety show
Talk show
Entertainment

Official site

External resources

The Alan Titchmarsh Show is a British daytime chat show presented by Alan Titchmarsh. It was first broadcast on ITV on 3 September 2007 and currently airs on weekday afternoons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E01 September 28th, 2009

The One Show

Program genre

Special Interest
Talk show

External resources

The One Show is a topical magazine-style daily television programme broadcast live on BBC One and BBC One HD on weekdays. The programme is currently hosted by Alex Jones and Matt Baker from Monday-Thursday, with Chris Evans appearing instead of Baker on Fridays and stand-in presenters appearing when required.nIt runs every weeknight of the year starting at 7pm, excluding a two-week break for Christmas and a four-week break in the summer, when it is replaced by highlights show The One Show: Best of British presented by Matt Allwright and Lucy Siegle. It was originally broadcast from BBC Media Village in White City, London, but moved to Broadcasting House when the show returned on 6 January 2014 after its traditional Christmas break. It is the biggest single commission outside returning drama the BBC has ever handed out.nThe show lasts 30 minutes on most days but is extended to 60 minutes on Wednesdays.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E92 November 16th, 2010
S03-E31 September 2nd, 2008

This Morning

Program genre

Talk show
Entertainment

External resources

This Morning is a British daytime television programme that has been broadcast on ITV since 1988.nThe show was devised by Granada Television and was first broadcast from studios at the Albert Dock in Liverpool, before relocating to The London Studios in 1996. This Morning airs live on weekdays from 10:30am until 12:30pm featuring news, topical items, showbiz, style and beauty, home and garden, food, health, real life and more similar features.nThe show's original hosts Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan co-presented the show from 1988 until 2001, when they joined Channel 4. This Morning is one of the longest running daytime programmes on British television, and celebrated 25 years since the show began on 3 October 1988 with the programme returning to its original home in Liverpool.nThe show is currently presented by Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden from Monday to Thursday, and by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on Fridays. During the school summer holidays, Langsford and Holmes present the show, with Marvin and Rochelle Humes often taking over duties on Fridays.nHolly Willoughby, who normally hosts the show is currently on maternity leave.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S21-E05 September 5th, 2008

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