Hugo Rifkind.

Hugo Rifkind's Search For Power

BBC Radio 4 stand-up about power. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Hugo Rifkind.

Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Friday 3rd May 2019

Hugo looks at the power of Members of Parliament. He speaks to Stella Creasy MP about the limits to which she can help her constituents; to Damian Collins MP about what the Chair of a Select Committee can order people to do, and to Andrew Mitchell MP about how whips can keep MPs in check - which sometimes involves tears.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Friday 10th May 2019

Hugo looks at the influence of journalists, speaking to Owen Jones, Sam Coates and James Ball as he attempts to determine what level of power they wield.


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Friday 17th May 2019

The journalist takes an offbeat look at the topic of authority, looking at groups deemed to be important and elite, and asking if they truly are as important as people think.