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Jonathan Meades (born 1947) is a wide-ranging writer and film-maker, who has shown particular passions for architecture and food. His positions have included television critic for the Observer (1977-79), features editor for Tatler (1982-86, at the time that Mark Boxer was Editor-in-Chief) and restaurant critic for The Times (1986-2000), winning Best Food Journalist at the Glenfiddich Awards on four occasions. He has published fiction as well as non-fiction, including two
novels. His idiosyncratic work in television began in 1985, and has included the series, The Victorian House (Channel 4, 1987), Abroad in Britain (BBC2, 1990, and its sequels), Meades Eats (BBC4, 2003), Jonathan Meades: Off Kilter (BBC4, 2009) and Jonathan Meades in France (BBC4, 2012), as well as a number of individual television films. Having trained at RADA, he prefers to be considered a performer rather than a presenter.