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Shakespeare 400

Duration: 29 minutes 29 seconds
Date: 22.04.2016 14:30

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On Friday 22nd April Discovery Education celebrated the life and legacy of the greatest writer of English language and literature, with a broadcast for teachers and students across the globe.

Presenter: Diane Louise Jordan

TV and radio presenter Diane Louise Jordan is a well-known and much loved public figure who is often referred to as a "presenter across boundaries" in recognition of how comfortably and naturally she relates to people from all walks of life.

Currently Diane can be heard every Sunday morning on BBC Radio 2's The Sunday Hour and is a regular face on Songs of Praise (one of the BBC's longest running programmes).

Diane came to prominence in 1990 when she was invited to become a member of the legendary Blue Peter presenting team. Such was her popularity that when, six years later, Diane decided it was time to move on, the programme's editor dedicated two complete shows to her departure – a first in the programme's history. Nearly a million people telephoned voting for their favourite moments of Diane.

Her wide reaching appeal was also a deciding factor in former Premier Gordon Brown's invitation for her to sit on the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Committee - the only TV celebrity asked to do so. This lead to Diane becoming a member of the board for The Diana Awards – one of the memorials attributed to the late Princess.

Over the years Diane has held a number of trustee positions including The Prince's Trust and Children in Need. Diane is currently an Ambassador of Action For Children (formally NCH) and Family Futures.