The Art of the Political Interviewer

  • Anthony King
  • Anne Sloman


This programme in the ‘Talking Politics’ series is actually more about talking than about politics. We are going to spend some time considering that new twentieth-century art form: the political interview on radio or television. We aren’t going quite to turn the tables on political interviewers — we haven’t invited politicians into the studio to interview the interviewers — but to discuss the art we have with us three very experienced practitioners: George Ffitch, who appears regularly on Independent Television as well as being Deputy Editor of The Economist; Ian Trethowan, a political journalist who presented programmes on television before becoming Managing Director of Radio in the B.B.C.; and Robin Day.


Prime Minister Labour Party Cabinet Minister Democratic Communication Tough Question 
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© Anthony King and Anne Sloman 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony King
    • 1
  • Anne Sloman
    • 2
  1. 1.University of EssexUK
  2. 2.B.B.C.UK

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