Tonight with Andrew Marr: ‘It won’t be bland, safe and predictable journalism’

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February 24, 2022, 09:01 | Updated: February 24, 2022, 09:13

Andrew Marr has joined LBC.

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Andrew Marr’s exciting new show will launch on Monday March 7 as part of LBC’s busy spring schedule.

The journalism legend will “find his voice” in an exclusive new show every Monday through Thursday from 6-7 p.m.

Tonight with Andrew Marr will also be televised live, exclusively on Global Player.

When he announced his move to LBC, Marr said, “I can’t wait to get my voice back,” and Marr’s new hour of political power will deliver his definitive take on the big stories of the day, live from state-of-the-art studios. of LBC.

Tonight with Andrew Marr will be filled with analysis, opinion, high profile guests and a plethora of Marr’s national and international marquee personalities to dissect the defining issues of the day.

The new weekday show will see Marr become the newest member of LBC’s stellar lineup, which includes Nick Ferrari, James O’Brien, Eddie Mair, Shelagh Fogarty, Iain Dale, Tom Swarbrick, David Lammy, Camilla Tominey and Matt Frei.

LBC is launching Marr’s new program as it celebrates its highest ever viewing figures, with 3.2 million people tuning in across the UK every week.

In LBC’s spring schedule, Eddie Mair returns to his original 4-6 p.m. timeslot, Monday-Friday, handing over the 6-7 p.m. time to Marr.

Andrew said: “I’ve always thought of journalism as being about telling stories, ruffling feathers and having fun along the way. My new LBC show, Tonight with Andrew Marr is perfectly timed at 6 p.m., the end of busy political days, and filled with great guests, and will do just that.

“Anyone who wants bland, safe and predictable journalism is strongly advised to look elsewhere.”

As well as his new programme, Andrew will write a regular column for LBC.co.uk.

LBC has appointed Rob Burley as editor of the new program. Previously editor of BBC live political programs – including The Andrew Marr Show – Rob has an unrivaled track record that has shaped many of the defining political shows and interviews of the past twenty years.

Matt Harris also joins the new team, which returns to LBC after Newsnight as the program’s editor.

Tom Cheal, Editor of LBC, said: “I am delighted to welcome Andrew to our brilliant roster of presenters. Now with the freedom to share their opinions and broadcast in their own voice, Tonight with Andrew Marr will be filled with pointed opinions, insightful commentary and insightful interviews, all delivered in Andrew’s crisp, fast-paced style. As LBC celebrates record ratings, this promises to be another highlight of our programming.

LBC is the number one commercial brand in the UK, with 3.2 million weekly listeners. It is available UK-wide on DAB digital radio, worldwide on Global Player on smart speakers (“play LBC”), iOS or Android device, at LBC.co.ukin London on 97.3 FM and on Sky TV.

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