Beard Liberation Front
PRESS RELEASE 24th January
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Could Archers man make it a close shave for the Beard of Winter Award?
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that with less than a week to go in the poll for the coveted Beard of Winter 2017 Award Keri Davies, who is one of the team of scriptwriters on Radio 4’s The Archers, could make the outcome a close shave
Winner of the Best Food Producer in the 2016 Awards, hosted by Radio 4’s The Food Programme, Illtud Llyr Dunsford (The Charcutier) leads the poll, with Charles Dagnall commentator on Radio 5’s Test Match Special and NFL coverage lying second but Keri Davies has come from languishing at the bottom of the poll to a good fourth position in less than 24 hours
The shortlist ranges from journalists to, writers, footballers and Chief Executives, but as usual, the key point is whether their beard is helping to create a positive image of the hirsute in public life.
It is the first of four seasonal awards that lead to the Beard of the Year Award in December 2017.
The Beard of Winter focuses both on fuller organic beards, suitable for winter weather but also on beards that have made an early New Year impact in the public eye.
BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, of course radio is not the best place to display a beard but the gravitas and impact of a good beard can still be felt across the airwaves
The poll closes on Monday January 30th
Beard of Winter shortlist
Charles Dagnall, broadcaster
Keri Davies, Archers, scriptwriter
Evan Davis, presenter Newsnight
Illtyd Llyr Dunsford, Award winning charcutier
Mark Gatiss, writer
Olivier Giroud, footballer
Andrew Gwynne, Labour MP
Harnaam Kaur, Award winning female beard wearer
Simon Stevens, NHS CEO
Mick Whelan, General Secretary, ASLEF