In a Hardtalk Extra interview broadcast on Friday 15th July, Gavin Esler spoke to Rory Bremner about the art of political satire.
Should a political satirist be objective?
Rory Bremner has been dubbed one of the funniest men in Britain best known for his impressions of Tony Blair, George Bush and others in the public eye.
But in recent years - particularly after the Iraq war - his satirical humour has turned darker and more serious.
Has he really come to loathe the politicians he impersonates, the very people who provide him with such hilarious material?
Gavin Esler asks him why he appears to have changed his views.
HARDtalk Extra can be seen on Fridays on BBC World at 03:30 GMT, 08:30 GMT, 15:30 GMT, 18:30 GMT and 23:30 GMT.
It can also be seen on BBC News 24 at 04:30 and 23:30