Analysis (radio programme)

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Analysis
Running time 30 mins (Monday)
Country UK
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 4
Creator(s) George Fischer
Air dates since 10 April 1970
Website Website
Podcast Podcasts
Not to be confused with the former radio programme of the same name made by BBC World Service.

Analysis is a BBC Radio 4 current affairs programme which has been running for more than 40 years, and is currently broadcast in a half-hour format.

History[edit]

It began in April 1970.[1] The first presenter was Ian McIntyre, who later became Controller of Radio 4 from 1976–78 and of Radio 3 from 1978–87; he left in 1976.

Mark Laity was a senior producer from 1986–88. Caroline Thomson (Chief Operating officer of the BBC since 2007) produced during 1978–81.

Content[edit]

Its aim is to examine "the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad" [1], and it covers various topics by means of interviews with academics and experts.

It takes an investigative journalism style and applies this to more global and strategic topics, at national and international levels, looking at the big picture.

Awards[edit]

In 2000 Analysis won the Political Studies Association 50th Anniversary Award for Outstanding Broadcast Journalism. In the 1970s and 1980s it was regularly presented by and associated with award winning journalist and commentator Mary Goldring.

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