This Thursday sees the launch of a new weekly programme on Telegraph TV called HEFFER CONFRONTED, in which I take Simon Heffer to task on whatever he's written in his Wednesday Column. The format is similar to that of the Alas Smith & Jones sketches, apart from we will appear almost nose to nose. Simon and I have already recorded a couple of pilots. HEFFER CONFRONTED will sit in the middle of a new programme called RIGHT ON, hosted by Andrew Pierce and Ann Widdecombe.
These two programmes are part of a new series of ten different programmes Telegraph TV is launching this month. Full details HERE.
It is the politics show that's politically right, not politically correct," said Guy Ruddle, the multimedia editor of Telegraph Media Group. "It is political TV with bias." The highlight of the programme is set to be the segment called Heffer Confronted, which will see the Daily Telegraph columnist Simon Heffer challenged about his Wednesday column by political blogger Iain Dale, filmed in a style that recalls the 1980s sketch programme Alas Smith and Jones. "We wanted someone who is right of centre but has more moderate views than Simon to challenge what Simon says," Ruddle said.I can't remember the last time I was descibed as a moderate!
I have also just been signed up by Friction TV to host a weekly interview programme, which will start during February. More details later in the month.