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Andrew Marr



Andrew Marr is one of the most influential broadcasters on television, and his self-titled The Andrew Marr Show is the place where top politicians make news, cultural icons inform and entertain and the UK’s most influential commentators share their analysis and insights.

Nearly two million viewers watch the show every week and its success has been recognised with awards from the Broadcasting Press Guild (Best Presenter) and the Plain English Campaign, which chose it as the Best National TV Programme. Andrew has also won two British Academy Television Awards (BAFTAs). As a political commentator, Andrew has worked for various publications including The Scotsman and The Economist. He was part of the team which launched The Independent in 1986 and returned as its editor between 1996 and 1998. He was political editor at BBC News between 2000 and 2005. Other TV credits include BBC 2’s Andrew Marr’s History of Modern Britain, the excellent Andrew Marr’s Megacities, and, in early 2012, he presented The Diamond Queen, a three-part series about Queen Elizabeth II.

He suffered a severe stroke in January 2013, which left him physically impaired. He has since battled back from the debilitating effects to smoothly resume his career.