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Andrew Maxwell's Late Agenda

BBC Radio 4 stand-up. 1 pilot in 2016. Stars Andrew Maxwell.

Andrew Maxwell's Late Agenda

Show in which Andrew Maxwell takes a deeper look behind the headlines

BBC Radio 4
1 Pilot
Andrew Maxwell
Andrew Maxwell
Sam Bryant

The 'most original and incisive mind in political comedy' hosts his own topical show. An opinion-led show, Andrew Maxwell doesn't hold back as he gives his own unexpected take on events, taking the longer view on some of the slow news taking place behind the headlines... Forget the usual stuff of topical jokes and surface-level puns, Andrew's going to go deep in to the news.

The pilot episode was recorded the night before transmission (20th March) at BBC Radio Theatre. In it, Andrew takes a long look at a theme running through world news: populism. With the rise of Trump, Putin's continued influence, not to mention ISIS, populist parties in Europe and referendums, populism is having its day in the sun again. But why is this happening now - and how should we react to this political trend?

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First broadcast
Monday 21st March 2016 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Episode length
30 minutes