The writer and comedian Al Murray is best known for his character The Pub Landlord. He has also worked extensively with fellow comic Harry Hill, as well as presenting television programmes including Al Murray's German Adventure and Al Murray's New Year Resolutions.
Educated at Bedford School and St Edmund Hall Oxford, he won the prestigious Perrier Award for comedy in 1999, after being nominated in the three preceding years.
He is patron of the Cambodian Children's Charity as well as being a keen drummer.
"I'm looking forward to guest editing the Today programme," he says, "even though it means I'll have to get up early and listen to the first hour".
Al Murray guest-edits BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 1 January 2013. Other guest editors include Sir Paul Nurse, Melinda Gates, Dame Ann Leslie and Benjamin Zephaniah.
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