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Biographical information on Dr. Alfred Byrne, one of the Sunday Times’ Medical Correspondents, is very hard to come by. The articles he contributed covered a diverse range of topics within the medical world, including the Thalidomide scandal. Among the many articles, he engaged with debates of fad diets with eminent Harvard professors, debated the contraceptive pill and fertility treatment, and mental health issues including an investigation into Schizophrenia.


Byrne, Alfred, Our Medical Correspondent. “Pay & Patients.” Sunday Times, 17 Nov. 1963

Stare, Fredrick, Professor, and Alfred Byrne, Medical Correspondent. “Fad Diets are Bad Diets.” Sunday Times, 4 July 1965

Byrne, Alfred, Medical Correspondent. “The fertility success story.” Sunday Times, 1 Aug. 1965

Byrne, Alfred, and Lewis Chester. “Schizophrenia.” Sunday Times, 15 May 1966



Jonathan Calvert is an investigative journalist, and editor of Insight at the Sunday Times. He joined Insight in 1993, and has since been involved in some of the biggest revelations of the past two decades. His first major story was the cash for questions scandal, where the Sunday Times revealed that prominent politicians were being paid to ask questions in the House of Commons. He left the Sunday Times in 1996, and returned in 2001, becoming Insight editor on 2005. Since then, he has been involved in further exposures, including widespread blood doping in international athletics, and corruption within FIFA. 


Calvert, Jonathan, et al. “Black farce as peace hopes.” Sunday Times, 24 Nov. 2002

Calvert, Jonathan, and Claudio Franco. “July 7 ringleader linked to Tel Aviv suicide bombers.” Sunday Times, 9 July 2006

Calvert, Jonathan, and David Leppard. “Police shot wrong man.” Sunday Times, 24 July 2005

Calvert, Jonathan, et al. “The anthrax connection.” Sunday Times, 19 Feb. 1995



Marie Colvin (1956-2012) was an award-winning and highly respected war correspondent, covering many major international conflicts. She worked for the Sunday Times for 26 years, focusing her strongest journalism on the consequences and hardships of conflicts for civilians. She became the Middle East correspondent in 1986, and subsequently covered conflicts in Indonesia, Kosovo, Chechnya, the Persian Gulf War, and East Timor. She lost her left eye to a shrapnel wound in Sri Lanka in 2001, and was killed during a rocket Attack in Syria whilst reporting from the conflict in Syria in 2012.


Colvin, Marie. “Deadly Duel of the Long Good Friday.” Sunday Times, 31 Mar. 2002

Colvin, Marie, Middle East Correspondent. “First proof: all three British hostages in Beirut still alive.” Sunday Times, 22 May 1988

Colvin, Marie. “Horror and beauty of Ethiopia’s war.” Sunday Times, 14 June 1998

Colvin, Marie. “Shadow of Evil.” News Review. Sunday Times, 22 Jan. 1995



Sir Harold Evans (1928-) is a journalist and newspaper editor who has worked for many of Britain’s leading newspapers. He served as the editor of the Sunday Times from 1967 until 1981, during which time he instigated and encouraged the development of investigative journalism, a style and approach the newspaper became famous for. After Rupert Murdoch’s acquisition of Times Newspapers Limited in 1981, Evans was appointed editor of The Times, but resigned after a year due to pressure from journalists. 


Evans, Harold. “David Holden: a man in search of the truth.” Sunday Times, 18 Dec. 1977

Evans, Harold. “Images of our time, the legacy of a brave cameraman.” Sunday Times, 16 Apr. 1978

Marsden, Eric, and Harold Evans. “Murder is the midwife for new country’s birth.” Sunday Times, 9 Apr. 1978

Vans, Harold. “Privacy and journalism: striking the balance.” Sunday Times, 10 June 1973



Ian Lancaster Fleming (1908-1964) was a journalist an author, most noted as the creator of James Bond. After working at Reuters, in merchant banking, and then in the naval intelligence division during World War II, he began a 14 year career with the Kelmsley newspapers chain, the owners of newspapers including The Telegraph and the Sunday Times. He contributed several series to the Sunday Times, usually on travel, from various parts of the world. As his literary success grew, the Sunday Times would publish extracts from his James Bond novels, and continued contributing articles until 1961.


Fleming, Ian. “Spying is Big Business in Berlin.” Sunday Times, 7 Aug. 1960

Fleming, Ian. “Surprises in tokyo.” Sunday Times, 7 Feb. 1960

Fleming, Ian. “The Living Daylights.” Sunday Times Colour Section. Sunday Times, 4 Feb. 1962

Fleming, Ian. “Treasure Hunt in Eden.” Sunday Times, 17 Aug. 1958



David Shipley Holden (1924-1977) was a journalist who worked for The Times from 1955 to 1961, and for the Sunday Times from 1965 to 1977. At The Times he served as Washington correspondent before shifting to the Middle East and then special correspondent, and served as chief foreign correspondent at the Sunday Times. Whilst heading to Egypt to cover peace talks with Israel, alarm was raised when he failed to contact the office from Jerusalem. His body was found on a roadside near the airport, with all identification removed, and neither the motive or murderers have been conclusively identified.


Holden, David. “Can South Africa Change in Time?” Sunday Times, 17 Nov. 1974

Holden, David. “Chile: collapse of a Marxist experiment?” Sunday Times, 3 Dec. 1972

Holden, David. “Mrs Gandhi’s Great Gamble.” Sunday Times, 28 Dec. 1975

Holden, David. “What Went Wrong in Aden.” Sunday Times, 9 Apr. 1967



(Neville) Anthony Mascarenhas (1928-1986) was a journalist and author, who worked for the Sunday Times for 14 years. His career with the Sunday Times began after Mascarenhas contacted Harold Evans to see if Evans would publish his story on the atrocities committed in Bangladesh by the Pakistani military during the 1971 independence movement. His reports are credited with revealing the extent of human rights abuses during the conflict, with Indira Gandhi citing his journalism as leading her decision to begin India’s armed intervention, an important contributor in ending the conflict.


Mascarenhas, Anthony. “Bangladesh ‘at the mercy of the God and the telephone’.” Sunday Times, 10 Sept. 1972

Mascarenhas, Anthony. “Crackdown by Bhutto brings Pakistan to brink of new civil war.” Sunday Times, 18 Feb. 1973

Mascarenhas, Anthony. “Genocide.” Sunday Times, 13 June 1971

Mascarenhas, Anthony. “Tricks and terror in the KGB’s Afghan duel.” Sunday Times, 16 Mar. 1980



Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994) is a former President of the United States of America, and the first president to resign from office. After being elected in 1969, the Watergate scandal exposed corruption within his office, and he resigned to avoid being impeached for obstructing the course of justice during the FBI’s investigation. After a break from the public eye, Nixon became an advisor to the Bush and Clinton administrations, during which time he wrote his memoirs, various books, and contributed to various newspapers, including several articles for the Sunday Times on diplomacy and international relations.


Nixon, Richard. “Deal tough with Gorbachev now while he needs help.” News Review. Sunday Times, 29 Apr. 1990

Nixon, Richard. “Don’t shut the door on China.” News Focus. Sunday Times, 25 June 1989

Nixon, Richard. “Eastern Europe must be set free.” Week in Review. Sunday Times, 28 Aug. 1988

Nixon, Richard. “The two pillars of real peace.” Sunday Times, 15 Jan. 1984



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