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First broadcast in April 1998, The Westminster Hour is now well into its tenth year, with nearly 700,000 listeners every week. We were the 2007 winners of the Political Studies Association's Political Programme of the Year.

Carolyn Quinn
Carolyn Quinn
The programme will keep you informed and in touch with the political events that will dominate the news the next week and beyond.

Our main role is anticipating and setting the scene for the week ahead, while, of course, reflecting what is happening at the weekend and what happened during the past seven days.

Has a highly serious agenda and packs a lot into an hour without appealing only to obsessives
The Independent

The programme is a mixture of interviews with politicians and reports on the politics and policies coming up.

Our reports preview big government announcements, such as Bills being presented to Parliament or 'White Papers', or look at issues and trends behind the news. Most of what you hear on The Westminster Hour you will not have heard elsewhere.

The Westminster Hour, the Sunday night political programme, I greeted with joy on its arrival and have followed ever since.
Gillian Reynolds, radio critic, Daily Telegraph

But The Westminster Hour is not just about Westminster. We report on events in Europe, the devolved governments and in local government. And we are committed also to reflecting the work of Parliament's Select Committees.


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