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Political television
Balgove
tobyaw
There is so much politics on television at the moment that one can’t catch it all. But a highlight is “The Daily Politics” on BBC2 every lunchtime. Mind you, I record it and watch it in the evening after Kate has gone to bed, as she is rather allergic to political television.

Andrew Neil is possibly the best political interviewer on TV at the moment; he has an incisive way of targeting interviewees weaknesses, while appearing to be totally reasonable and affable. He sometimes exhibits a personal viewpoint, which humanises his interviewing, without aligning himself on party political lines. He’s also good at bringing out the best from political journalists, much better than when BBC News presenters talk to journalists.

Jo Coburn is a delight too; what a wonderful laugh.

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