Joan Bakewell - The Silver Revolution – Old age…the age of opportunity?Joan Bakewell experienced ageism first-hand when she was dropped as the BBC’s art correspondent in 1987. In 2008 Joan was appointed as a ‘Voice for Older People’ by the Government. At this exclusive Rebel Rant, Joan spoke rousingly on issues that affecting the elderly today and on issues they will encounter in the future and argued that old age really is the age of opportunity!
Joan Bakewell became a household name when she presented the pioneering 1960’s BBC2 programme, Lat Night Line-Up. She went on to present Reports Action, was the BBC’s Arts correspondent and throughout the 90s presented the hugely popular Heart of the Matter. Her BBC2 series, Taboo, pushed the boundaries of what had previously been acceptable on mainstream television. A columnist for The Times, The Guardian and The Independent, she has written four radio plays, six books and had her first novel, All The Nice Girls, published in 2009 at the age of 76.