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Tuesday, June 2, 1998 Published at 11:19 GMT 12:19 UK


UK Politics: Talking Politics

Peter Hill



Peter Hill is a former BBC Parliamentary Correspondent who has worked at the House of Commons for over 30 years.

Since joining the BBC in 1961, he has presented many programmes on politics, including "Westminster" on BBC2, and done many live commentaries, including that on the special Falklands War debate.

He was chief commentator on the Radio 4 election night results programme in 1987.

He has worked in a variety of media.

He wrote the exhibition "Reporting Parliament" which was opened by the Prime Minister at Dr Johnson's House.

Two audio CDs, "Great Parliamentary Speeches" and "Great Political Speeches" were compiled by him. The latter won the 1997 "Talkie" award for the best non-fiction CD of the year.

Peter Hill was a regular presenter of "Yesterday in Parliament" and "In Committee" and continues as a regular contributor on "Today in Parliament".

He is a regular writer for "British Journalism Review" on the relations between politics and the media. He is the chief writer for Radio News Biographies and compiles political sketches of major political figures for BBC News online.



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