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The BBC's political programmes unit at Millbank
The BBC's political programmes unit at Millbank, near Parliament
The political programmes unit is based at BBC Westminster opposite the Houses of Parliament. It has its own television and radio studios, and employs around 150 journalists and technical staff.

Led by political editor Nick Robinson, the team of political correspondents and producers provides political news for the full range of BBC news outlets: Breakfast, the BBC One bulletins, News 24, the Radio Four sequence programmes, Five Live and the radio summaries and bulletins and also for the BBC News website.

There is also a team of journalists providing a service to the local radio stations and regional TV news programmes.

BBC Westminster is the home of a number of regular programmes for TV and radio:

Television programmes:

Question Time
Chaired by David Dimbleby, Question Time is the BBC's flagship political programme. Front bench politicians and leading members of the opposition debate current issues in front of an invited audience. The panel also features a leading figure from the world of journalism, business or entertainment.

The Daily Politics
This programme covers live parliamentary events, Prime Minister's Questions every Wednesday and the PM's monthly 'on the record' press conference. It also examines local and regional issues and show the impact of national issues at a local level.

This Week
Andrew Neil and a regular panel of politicians take a look back at the political events of the week with analysis and discussion. A non-politician is also given the opportunity to present a trenchant view of an issue which is then debated by the panel.

Jon Sopel
Jon Sopel present The Politics Show
The Politics Show

A serious political current affairs programme with a particular emphasis on the examination of policy and the impact on the UK. The last section of the programme contains a regional segment for the 12 English Regions and Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to pursue issues relevant to their own area.

Specials
BBC Westminster provides coverage on radio and television of major parliamentary and political occasions such as elections, the Budget and important debates.

Radio Four programmes:

Today in Parliament/Yesterday in Parliament
A record of the parliamentary proceedings of the day.

The Week in Westminster
A look back at the week's main political and parliamentary stories, presented by a guest newspaper political editor.

The Westminster Hour
Presented by Andrew Rawnsley of the Observer newspaper, the programme combines a look at the main current political stories with an emphasis on policy examination.

Radio Four documentaries and series
One-off series or documentaries on political subjects for Radio Four are also made.



 

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