Andrew Marr returns to TV after stroke

BBC presenter Andrew Marr has made his first television appearance since suffering a stroke three and a half months ago.

Mr Marr told viewers of his Sunday morning current affairs show that he was "frankly lucky to be alive" after what he had been through.

He said that walking was still difficult and his left arm "isn't much good yet" but his voice and memory were unimpaired.

Andrew Marr has returned to TV this morning. Credit: BBC / Andrew Marr Show

Mr Marr pre-recorded interviews with the Conservative former Cabinet minister Lord Parkinson and the Labour peer Baroness Kennedy yesterday at Broadcasting House.

The live section of the programme continues to be hosted by guest presenters, with news reader Sophie Raworth standing in today.