Weekend World

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Weekend World was a British television political series, made by London Weekend Television (LWT) and broadcast from 1972 to 1988.

Weekend World journalism

John Lloyd on Weekend World:

Weekend World always made it explicit that politicians, especially cabinet ministers, faced on most issues a range of difficult and constructed choices. It sought to make sense of the choices; its interviews were aimed at clarifying the view that the politician or public figure took of these choices. The presenters - [Peter] Jay, then the former MPs Brian Walden (Labour) and Matthew Parris (Conservative) - stressed that politicians had larger responsibilities than they did because politicians were elected, and had taken on a greater or lesser range of duties as part of the democratic and governing process. [1]

Weekend World alumni

David Aaronovitch | John Birt | Peter Jay | John Lloyd | Peter Mandelson | Matthew Parris | Brian Walden | Michael Wills