Margaret Hodge has been both the scourge of waste and inefficiency to successive governments. At the same time she has helped to disclose the chicanery of companies out to avoid tax. Fearing a summons before the inquisitor-in-chief, mandarins and chief executives quaked. Called To Account takes people on a fascinating journey inside the NHS, the BBC and defence as well as Amazon, Starbucks and G4S. And comes to radical conclusions about how things must be improved.
Ms Hodge will be in discussion with Peter Wilson, who until stepping down recently after 25 years, was CEO of theTheatre Royal Norwich
Running Time - 1 hour
‘The only figure in public life making a robust moral case for the honest payment of tax is Margaret Hodge’ Zoë Williams, Guardian
‘She’s a bit like a tarantula: you don’t want to become intimate with it but you admire its danger and grace’ Anonymous Conservative member of the Public Accounts Committee
‘She is fearless, feisty, sharp as a tack and at the top of her game’ Lynn Barber, Sunday Times