Rows, bloopers and scoops: John Humphrys’ 32 years at Today

The veteran presenter, feared and respected by all sides, is hanging up his mic. We look at his career highs and lowsFor good or ill, after 32 years serving on the frontline of radio news presentation for the Today programme, John Humphrys has become an emblem of BBC journalism. One of the corporation’s journalistic attack dogs, he has been the interviewer that political leaders, notably Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, are keenest to dodge.This week, Humphrys is finally to bow out in the company of a former prime minister. David Cameron will brave an interview on the eve of the publication of his memoir – and it promises to be a vintage encounter. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-09-14 16:45:01 UTC ]
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Clear Channel scoops Commercial Team of the Year at Campaign Media Awards

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Cassell scoops Emma John's single life memoir

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Did a Revolution in Latin American Publishing Make One Hundred Years of Solitude the Success It Is Today?

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W F Howes scoops 40-year-old 'lost recordings'

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John Blake scoops Stark's student cookbook debut

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Penguin Press' Rosie Glaisher to retire after 32 years

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Shafak scoops Blackwell's Book of the Year

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John Blake scoops county lines book from Sky's Farrell

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Hood triumphs at UKLA awards for second year in row

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Kogan Page title scoops Business Book of the Year award

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John Kerry: Trump Has “the Maturity of an Eight-Year-Old Boy With the Insecurity of a Teenage Girl”

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John Murray and Hodder celebrate 400 years of publishing

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