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Peter Whittle
Peter Whittle
Peter Whittle is the founder and director of The New Culture Forum think tank.

Peter is a journalist, broadcaster and programme-maker. He writes features on the arts and social issues for the Sunday Times, and has also contributed opinion pieces to the Spectator, the Sunday Telegraph, the Los Angeles Times, the Times, the FT and the Independent on Sunday. Alongside this he is a film critic for the Sunday Times, for whom he's also reviewed theatre and books.

He has appeared regularly on Sky News and Channel Five News, and contributes to Radio 2's arts programmes The Weekender and The Green Room, and Radio 4's Front Row. He was host of the Carlton Cinema Channel.

He currently hosts Culture Clash, the weekly cultural review show on 18 Doughty Street, the UK's first internet TV channel.

As a documentary-maker, he has produced and directed factual programmes for all the UK terrestrial channels, as well as for the Fox Network and USA Networks in America, where he lived for four years. Subjects have ranged from Elizabeth I to the paparazzi.

He is currently writing a book, Look at Me, which explores the cult of visibility and celebrity, for the Social Affairs Unit, to be published in summer 2007.

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