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Last Updated: Thursday, 29 September 2005, 12:34 GMT 13:34 UK
Rod Liddle
Rod Liddle

Rod Liddle is probably best known as the former editor of the BBC's Today programme where he has gained a reputation as being an extremely talented and often outspoken editor.

Rod is associate editor of The Spectator, writes a column for Country Life and is a regular contributor to The Times Weekend Review.

He has presented an authored documentary, Immigration Is a Time Bomb, for Channel 4 and regularly appears on Question Time, Have I Got News For You and The Wright Stuff. He is one of the team captains on the latest series of Call My Bluff for the BBC.

Before joining the BBC, he worked as a reporter on The South Wales Echo and Western Mail. He was also a research assistant and speechwriter for the Labour Party during their most spectacularly unsuccessful period in history, from 1983-1987.

Rod studied at the London School of Economics. He played in a rock band and named his son after Wat Tyler, the leader of the original poll tax revolt.

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