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Best known for his broadcasts from combat zones, TV war reporter Martin Bell is also a British UNICEF Ambassador and former independent politician. He was the MP for Tatton from 1997 to 2000.
Bell,who served with the Army in Cyprus during his National Service, is touring theatres and festivals talking about his life and career, joined the BBC in Norwich in 1962 after graduating from Cambridge.
He moved to London three years later, beginning a distinguished career as a foreign affairs correspondent. Over the next 30 years, he covered 11 conflicts and reported from 89 countries, making his name with reports from wars and conflicts in Vietnam, the Middle East, Nigeria, Angola and Northern Ireland.
He won the Royal Television Society’s Reporter of the Year award in 1977 and 1993, and was made an OBE in 1992, the same year that he was seriously wounded by shrapnel while covering the war in Bosnia. Martin bell is also available to speak at corporate functions, conferences and business events.