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Andrew Marr

Andrew Marr is one of the most familiar reporters, journalists, presenters and interviewers in the United Kingdom. Until December 2021 he was the host of weekly BBC programme ‘The Andrew Marr Show’, and Radio 4’s ‘Start the Week’.

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Andrew Marr

About Andrew Marr

Andrew has edited a national newspaper, led the BBC’s political coverage and presented documentaries about political, economic and cultural history. He is also a prolific author, writing books to accompany his TV documentaries, delving into painting and drawing, and penning political thrillers.

He now presents his on programmes on radio stations LBC and Classic FM as well as a podcast for station owners Global.

Andrew began his journalistic career in print as a trainee and junior business reporter for The Scotsman. In 1984 he moved to London as first Parliamentary and then Political Correspondent before joining The Independent for its 1986 launch.

After a short first spell with The Independent Andrew joined The Economist contributing to its weekly political column before becoming its Political Editor in 1986.

In 1992 Andrew returned to The Independent as Political Editor and became the paper’s Editor in 1996.

From 1998 Andrew wrote columns for the Daily Express and The Observer and began his BBC career presenting a three-part series ‘The day Britain Died’ in early 2000.

In May 2000 Andrew was appointed BBC Political Editor, a role he held until after the 2005 general election after which he began presenting the BBC’s flagship Sunday morning political programme Sunday AM subsequently renamed The Andrew Marr Show.

In addition to his Sunday duties Andrew has presented a number of documentary series for the BBC including A History of Modern Britain, The making of Modern Britain, History of the World, The Diamond Queen and Scotland and the Battle for Britain. He also presented Radio 4’s Start the Week from 2002.

Andrew has also appeared as himself in episodes of Dr Who and The Bodyguard.

In 2022 Andrew became Political Editor  for the New Statesman,

Since 2022 Andrew has presented his own show on LBC – Tonight with Andrew Marr and in January 2023 started to present his own show on Classic FM.

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