Friday, October 13, 2006
Who Should Present The Westminster Hour?
Since Andrew Rawnsley's abrupt departure from The Westminster Hour there has been much speculation as to who the new presenter should be. Kevin Maguire speculates in his New Statesman gossip column this week that the BBC is seeking a 'Cameroon sounding' voice. Whatever that may be. I suppose that rules me out then... (that was a joke). My shortlist would consist of one name... James Landale. James has made the transition from print journalist to broadcast much more smoothly than most. He has good camera presence, speaks with authority and avoids the kind of hectoring interviewing style you often get with modern day TV journalists. And he's one of the nicest guys in political journalism. [That should ruin his chances - ed].