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Could Archers man make it a close shave for the Beard of Winter Award?

In Uncategorized on January 24, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

PRESS RELEASE 24th January

Contact Keith Flett     07803 167266

Could Archers man make it a close shave for the Beard of Winter Award?

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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

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