Nick Robinson has a conversation with, not an interrogation of, the people who shape our political thinking about what shaped theirs.
The Keir Starmer Opposition Leader One
The Labour leader on his family, the migrant boats crisis and why Boris Johnson makes him angry
The Nick Carter One
The Chief of the Defence Staff discusses the lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan, and being kicked out of his school's cadet force for playing golf.
The Rachel Reeves One
The Shadow Chancellor on learning from Labour’s defeats, playing aggressive chess and that ‘boring snoring’ Tweet
The Sajid Javid Health Secretary One
The Health Secretary on the reshuffle, health inequalities after the pandemic and a missing pair of scissors
The Jeffrey Donaldson One
The DUP leader on his fear of further unrest in Northern Ireland, what he learned from Boris Johnson and the Mountains of Mourne
The Tom Tugendhat Afghanistan One
The Foreign Affairs Select Committee Chair on shame, Afghanistan and Global Britain
A question of experience
Nick has what it takes to ask thoughtful, insightful questions that bring out the essence of his guests.
Nick Robinson gives a great weekly take on the behind the scenes manoeuvrings at Westminster while also doing a good job of teasing out the more human side of his guests.
Great to hear thoughtful, calm political discourse without the usual descent into soundbites. Interesting guests and informed thinking.