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Past Events

Past EventsWednesday, February 27

Nick Robinson: Live From Downing Street

Nick Robinson

Live from Downing Street is a personal account of the long and rocky relationship between politicians and broadcasters, by the only person to have been Political Editor of both ITV News and BBC News. From an early interest in politics sparked by his German Jewish grandfather and a career on both sides of the camera, Nick Robinson covers the milestones and personalities of British political broadcasting and asks, can a reporter be impartial?

Robinson focuses on the prime ministers who pioneered broadcasting live from Downing Street, (Stanley Baldwin and Harold Macmillan), those who fought back (Winston Churchill, Harold Wilson, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair, and those who could never come to terms with it. It also charts the rise of charismatic inquisitors of radio and television, from Richard Dimbleby and Robin Day to Jeremy Paxman.

Nick Robinson studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University before joining the BBC in 1986. After a decade working as a producer on factual programmes he turned to reporting and presenting. the only person to have been Political Editor of both ITV News and BBC News, a post he has held since August 2005.

Photo of Nick Robinson (c) Jeff Owers.


Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. 



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