Mavis Nicholson
British writer and TV broadcaster
Mavis Nicholson
Mavis Nicholson is a Welsh writer and TV broadcaster. She was born Mavis Mainwaring and was educated at Swansea University. There she met in 1949 and subsequently married in 1952 the writer and journalist Geoffrey Nicholson, with whom she had three sons. In 1951, at the end of her undergraduate career at Swansea University, Nicholson won a scholarship to train as an advertising copywriter and, with this, moved to London.
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The Lavender Hill Mob Review - The Film Pilgrim
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The best extra though, has to be a programme from 1974 called Good Afternoon which has TEB Clarke being interviewed by Mavis Nicholson. A charming and nostalgic 24 minutes that makes the disc worthy of a purchase on it's own. The Lavender Hill Mob gets
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Hay Festival: day ten as it happened -
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In discussions after events with Mavis Nicholson and Jane Shilling, about women in the war and middle-age respectively, it was the audience who offered memories, thoughts and anecdotes. Learn a new thing every day? I've learnt hundreds
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Hay Festival 2011: Caroline Lucas leads call for return to wartime austerity -
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Perhaps we should be listening to the real voices of the Second World War brought to life in a new book by Mavis Nicholson. In What Did You Do in the War Mummy? Dame Vera Lynn is among the accounts of what it was really like to live through the war
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Bowling: Qualifiers in the Enid Blackburn Memorial Trophy - Huddersfield Examiner
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THE first four qualifiers from the Enid Blackburn Memorial Trophy competition at Lindley Bowling club are Eve Miller (Broad Oak), Cath Townend (Linthwaite C&BC), Jacqui Roper (Meltham) and Mavis Nicholson
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mavis Nicholson
  • 1997
    Age 66
    Her last work for television was Oldie TV in 1997, a television version of The Oldie magazine.
    More Details Hide Details She still writes for The Oldie, and is currently its resident agony aunt. She has also presented several radio shows, including a history of the department store and a look back at her childhood in Tiger Bay.
  • 1992
    Age 61
    She is the author of the 1992 book Martha Jane & Me: A Girlhood In Wales.
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  • 1972
    Age 41
    Her first presenting job was on the 1972 show 'Good Afternoon', after which her TV career spanned the next 25 years.
    More Details Hide Details She then presented British television programmes such as Afternoon, Afternoon Plus and Mavis On Four from the 1970s to 1990s, on which she interviewed celebrities of the stature of Elizabeth Taylor, David Bowie, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
  • 1951
    Age 20
    In 1951, at the end of her undergraduate career at Swansea University, Nicholson won a scholarship to train as an advertising copywriter and with this moved to London.
    More Details Hide Details There she and her husband were at the centre of a lively social circle, including the journalist and broadcaster John Morgan and the novelist Kingsley Amis. According to Peter Corrigan's obituary of her husband, Mavis and Geoff Nicholson " became a much-loved double-act. Amis did not always approve of their views and claimed to have invented the word "lefties" during one little set-to with them. While it was true that the Nicholsons didn't have dinner parties as such - they invited people for an argument and threw some food in - they were by no means belligerent but had in abundance the Welsh love of debate." Nicholson stopped her work as an advertising copywriter when she had her children, but her second career as a broadcaster began when, because of her probing and engaging conversational style at the dinner table, she was asked to host a programme on newly-launched daytime television (British television had previously only started to broadcast in the late afternoon).
  • 1949
    Age 18
    She was born Mavis Mainwaring and spent her childhood in Briton Ferry. She became a student at Swansea University. There in 1949 she met the writer and journalist, Geoffrey Nicholson, whom she married in 1952, and with whom she had three sons.
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  • 1930
    Born in 1930.
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