Dame Joan Bakewell, 86, sends furious tweet after BBC cancels her Radio 4 show

Mail Online | 9/25/2019 | Martin Robinson Chief Reporter;Danyal Hussain For Mailonline
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Nigella Lawson has led the outrage against the BBC after the corporation axed Dame Joan Bakewell's long-running Radio 4 show about death and dying.

The veteran broadcaster revealed this morning that her popular programme 'We need to talk about Death' has been cancelled after three series in a seething social media post - hinting the corporation is dumbing down.

Fans - Celebrity - Chef - Nigella - Lawson

Now, fans, including celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, have slammed the BBC, expressing their anger at the show being axed.

The chef tweeted Baroness Bakewell and said: 'Hope you will find another way to continue the conversation. It's the most important one'.

Presenter - Dig - Bosses - Decision - Fans

The presenter also had a thinly-veiled dig at bosses who made the decision, telling fans: 'Sorry, folks! You'll have to find things out for yourselves'.

Baroness Bakewell also retweeted a message from one critic of the BBC who said: 'We need to talk about death. But we need to talk about gardening, money, etc more, it seems. RIP a great series'.

Star - Thinking-man - Crumpet - BBC - Damehood

The star was famous dubbed 'the thinking-man's crumpet' when working at the BBC during the 60s and 70s. She was given a damehood in 2008 and made a Labour life peer as Baroness Bakewell in 2010.

After 65 years at the BBC she has been outspoken about how the media organisation 'is not what it was'.

Corporation - Bosses - Women - Schedules

She has also accused the corporation's bosses of banishing older women from its schedules.

The BBC has been asked to comment on why it has cancelled her 'We need to talk about Death' show.

Baroness - Bakewell - People - Role - Society

Baroness Bakewell has campaigned vigorously to ensure that elderly people are made to feel that they still had a role in society.

She said recently the worst aspect of getting older was 'losing a sense of purpose' after giving up work and children have 'flown the nest'.

Sense - Deprivation

She called it 'the most awful sense of deprivation' but said...
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