The Agenda (series three)
Today’s guests are the shadow secretary for Culture, Media and Sport Harriet Harman MP, classical scholar and TV presenter Mary Beard, comedian and actor Omid Djalili and political columnist Daniel Finkelstein.
Guests in series two, which saw record ratings for the programme, included all three party leaders - David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband - along with Harriet Harman, Boris Johnson, William Hague, Hugh Grant, Patrick Stewart, Fiona Shaw and Mariella Frostrup. David Cameron’s appearance marked the first time that a serving British Prime Minister had appeared on a panel show.
The Agenda ranges over dozens of topics - from tax avoidance to erotic literature – and comments made on the show that have made the news agenda include Ed Miliband calling for an independent inquiry to the BBC on Jimmy Savile and William Hague giving his views on the Act of Succession.