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Gillian Reynolds MBE, née Morton[1] (born 1935 in Liverpool) is a British radio critic, journalist and broadcaster. The daughter of market traders in Liverpool, she was educated at St Anne's College, Oxford University.[2]

Radio critic of The Daily Telegraph since 1975, she previously held the same post at The Guardian for seven years from 1967. In between these two jobs she was the first Programme controller of Radio City in Liverpool in 1974.[3] More recently, Reynolds was involved in the group organizing the events in Liverpool while the city was European City of Culture in 2008.[4]

Reynolds is a Fellow of The Radio Academy,[5] a trustee of the National Museum in Liverpool,[6] a Fellow of the Royal Television Society and an Honorary Fellow of her old Oxford college, St Anne's. Until January 2009, she chaired the Charles Parker Archive Trust at Birmingham Central Library.

Gillian Reynolds was awarded the MBE in 1999.


  1. St Anne's College Distinguished alumni list
  2. Ciar Byrne "The Indestructible Journos", The Independent, 12 June 2006. Retrieved on 19 October 2008.
  3. James Barrington "City Talk", Transdiffusion website. Retrieved on 19 October 2008.
  4. "Gillian Reynolds - the Doyenne of British Radio", details of an event ("Coventry Conversations") at Coventry University, 12 October 2006.
  5. The Radio Academy "Fellows"
  6. Gillian Reynolds - the Doyenne of British Radio"Gillian Reynolds MBE is reappointed as a Trustee of the National Museums Liverpool [NML]", Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1 July 2006. (.pdf file)

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