iPlayer Radio What's New?
On Now : Thames Crossings
Thames Crossings - 2. Learning
Image for Episode 1

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

More episodes

See all episodes from The Heckler

Episode 1

Episode 1 of 4

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 10 April 2010

A quirky, irreverent guide to the weekly events of the election. As the campaign begins, Gordon Brown proclaims that he's from a middle class family, while David Cameron insists that it's all about the 'great ignored'. What does it all mean? 'The Heckler' explores the nature of political reality in a surreal campaign. with one of Britain's leading philospophers, Alain de Botton, and ponders what the public really want from next week's Prime Ministerial debate with football pundit Hunter Davies and TV soapwatcher Gareth McClean. Plus why the parties' slogans sound so familiar, and how to make sense of the blizzard of economic statistics swirling around the campaign. Presented by Clive Anderson, without any loose ends or unreliable evidence.

Producers: Peter Mulligan / Leala Padmanabhan.

Editor: Martin Rosenbaum.


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss