Presenter Andrew Marr is conscious and "responding to medication" following a stroke, the BBC has said.
Marr, who hosts The Andrew Marr Show and Radio 4’s Start The Week, became ill on Tuesday and was rushed to hospital, where he is "continuing to progress".
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