Edward Enfield

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Edward Enfield (born 1929 in Hampstead, London) is an English television and radio presenter and newspaper journalist. He is also the father of comedian Harry Enfield and novelist Lizzie Enfield, and husband of Deirdre.


He was educated at Ashbury College in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Westminster School, London, and University College, Oxford. He had various jobs in industry, including with Cathay Pacific, until joining the education department of West Sussex County Council, where he became Assistant Director of Education. After overseeing the privatisation of school meals and cleaning services, he took early retirement and went on to present a radio travel programme from Ireland in 1994. He then appeared on BBC television with Anne Robinson on the consumer programme Watchdog and became a regular reporter on the show. He has also appeared on Points of View, the Heaven and Earth Show, Through the Keyhole, daytime shows such as Richard & Judy and various holiday programmes.

Other radio programmes have included; Double Vision with Miles Kington, Free Spirits and Enfield Pedals after Byron in which he cycled through Greece, following in the footsteps of Lord Byron.

For some years he wrote a regular column in The Oldie, and has written many articles for national newspapers; he has also written several books, including 'Downhill All the Way', 'Greece on my Wheels' and 'Freewheeling through Ireland'.



  • Enfield, Edward (1994). Downhill all the way. London: Bloomsbury.
  • Enfield, Edward (2003). Greece on my wheels. Chichester: Summersdale.
  • Enfield, Edward (2006). Freewheeling through Ireland. Chichester: Summersdale.
  • Enfield, Edward (2008). Dawdling By The Danube. Chichester: Summersdale.


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