Nancy Banks-Smith (born 1929) is a British television and radio critic, who has spent most of her career writing for The Guardian .
Born in Manchester and raised in a pub,she was educated at Roedean School.
Banks-Smith began her journalistic career in 1951 as a reporter at the Northern Daily Telegraph . In 1955, after a brief stint at the women's section of the Sunday Mirror , she moved to the Daily Herald as a reporter. She worked for the Daily Express from 1960 to 1965 as a feature writer, moving to be a TV critic for The Sun in 1965. She left the newspaper in 1969 when it was bought by Rupert Murdoch.
Banks-Smith began writing for The Guardian in 1970, with her television column becoming a leading feature of the newspaper. She has remained with the paper for 50 years,though by 2010 no longer wrote daily reviews. Until 2017 she wrote a monthly column for the paper entitled "A month in Ambridge", reviewing recent developments in the radio soap opera The Archers .
In 1970 she was recommended for the Order of the British Empire, which she declined.
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