Marcel Berlins

Marcel Berlins (born Oct. 30, 1941) [1] [2] is a lawyer, [3] legal commentator , broadcaster, and columnist. He has written for the British newspapers The Guardian and The Times , presented BBC Radio 4 ‘s legal program Law in Action for 15 years and was a visiting professor at City University London in the Journalism Department. [4]

He Was born in Marseille , [5] France , goal Moved With His Parents to South Africa as a teenager and stayed there till early adulthood. [6] He remains a French citizen, and voted in the 2007 French presidential election . [7]

Berlins has written a weekly column for The Guardian , and the crime reviews for The Times . [3] Berlins began presenting BBC Radio 4’s legal affairs program Law in Action in 1988, and won two Legal Broadcasters of the Yearawards before retiring from the program in 2004. [4] He was a contestant in the 2009 series of Radio 4’s Round Britain Quiz . [8] He was also a visiting professor in media law at City University, London . [9]


  1. Jump up^ “Birthdays”. The Guardian . Guardian News & Media. Oct. 30, 2014. p. 39.
  2. Jump up^  This article incorporates public domain materialfrom theLibrary of Congresswebsite -g7g6jvjbGLsq1owc45IGyD-d & BROWSE = 1 & HC = 2 & SID = 2(retrieved onSeptember 15, 2009).
  3. ^ Jump up to:b Marcel Berlins biography , The Guardian
  4. ^ Jump to:b About Law in Action , BBC website, retrieved 26 August 2009
  5. Jump up^ Marcel Berlins (2006-08-30). “Ségolène Royal is the left’s best bet to be the next leader of France.But the socialist elephants are out to stop her” . The Guardian . Retrieved 2008-04-25 .
  6. Jump up^ Marcel Berlins (2005-12-14). “I lived in a South Africa ruled by apartheid.” Now I return to find that freedom has plunged the country into the real, hard world . The Guardian . Retrieved 2008-04-25 .
  7. Jump up^ Marcel Berlins (2007-04-25). “Yes, I backed the wrong horse in the French election, but at least I had some fun voting” . The Guardian . Retrieved 2008-04-25 .
  8. Jump up^ Round Britain Quiz website: “meet the teams”
  9. Jump up^ Marcel Berlins Archivedat 2007-06-22 theWayback Machine. City University Londonwebsite

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