Sue MacGregor reflects on 50 years of broadcasting including tensions between politicians and the media. Interviewed by Alan Johnson.
Sue MacGregor began her broadcasting career in South Africa where her Scottish parents had emigrated. After joining the BBC in 1967 as a reporter for The World at One, she went on to host Woman’s Hour from 1972 until 1987. In 1984 she became one of the hosts of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, a position she held until 2002. That same year she was appointed a CBE for her services to broadcasting. Sue is a trustee of UNICEF.
Alan Johnson was elected as Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle on 1st May 1997 and following the 2001 General Election, was promoted to Minister of State for Employment Relations and Regions. When Gordon Brown became Prime Minister, Alan was made Secretary of State for Health. Alan served as Shadow Chancellor, under Ed Milliband, until January 2011. Alan has written several books and in 2016 he published a memoir - ‘The Long and Winding Road’.
Running Time 1 hour