UK Politics

This Week's Guests: 2015

Here's where to find out the names of the guests - and their videos - from This Week throughout the year.

December 17th, 2015

Guests: Molly the dog

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Diane Abbott, Miranda Green and John Nicolson

Behind the scenes: Downturn Abbey

Downturn Abbey: The Last Episode

Analysis of the big political issues of 2015

Moments of the year 2015

Looking forward to 2016

2015 twelfies

December 10th, 2015

Guests: Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, Fred Sirieix and CiCi Coleman

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Jess Phillips

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh says Donald Trump should be barred from entering the UK

Fred Sirieix and CiCi Coleman on what makes good chemistry

John Pienaar's round-up of the week

Andrew closes the show with "nothing"

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

December 3rd, 2015

Guests: Emily Maitlis, Marin Alsop, Piers Corbyn

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Alan Johnson

Emily Maitlis round up of the week

Piers Corbyn on climate change

Piers Corbyn and guests on climate change

Spotlight on principles with Marin Alsop

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

November 26th, 2015

Guests: Kate Hudson, Stephanie Flanders, Kamal Ahmed

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, David Lammy

Round-up of the week with the BBC's Kamal Ahmed

CND's Kate Hudson on Labour, Syria and Trident

Stephanie Flanders, David Lammy and Michael Portillo on the Spending Review

From the archive: Diane Abbott on Chairman Mao

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

November 19th, 2015

Guests: George Galloway, Col Richard Kemp, Adil Ray

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Liz Kendall

Andrew opens the show

Kemp: 'Boots on the ground' needed to combat IS

George Galloway on shoot-to-kill powers

George Galloway on terrorism and Labour's week

Liz Kendall criticises Labour's response to the Paris attacks

Adil Ray: How does the media shape perceptions of Islam?

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

November 12th, 2015

No programme due to recess

November 5th, 2015

Guests: Jane Moore, Shami Chakrabarti, Maureen Lipman

On the sofas: Miranda Green, Michael Portillo, Alan Johnson

Shami Chakrabarti on a "breath-taking attack on internet security"

Maureen Lipman on 'style icon' Thatcher

Alan Johnson on the UK cancelling flights from Sharm el-Sheikh

Michael Portillo's moment of the week from Antarctica

Andrew Neil opens the show

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

October 29th, 2015

Guests: Julia Hartley Brewer, Kevin Maguire and Melvyn Bragg

On the sofas: Margaret Hodge, Alex Salmond and Michael Portillo

Hartley-Brewer: 'Could you raise five kids on your wage?'

Maguire reviews the horrors of the political week

Tax Credits - Dead or about to be tweaked?

Margaret Hodge on tax credit cuts

Salmond on Chilcot delay: Disgraceful, outrageous, but mostly it is unjust

Melvyn Bragg: What more could you want

Don't let Michael Gove's general election commitment come back to bite

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

October 22nd, 2015

Guests: Sir David Tang, Quentin Letts, Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode

On the sofas: Liz Kendall and Michael Portillo

Liz, Michael, a mention of Bea and a Choo, a Choo and have another Choo Choo

China has literally got trillions of dollars to invest

How good was the food at Buck House banquet?

Letts dresses up to review the political week

Kermdode learned politics from Planet of the Apes

When did Liz know Jeremy was going to win?

Nighty night, don't let Michael Portillo's trousers bite...

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

October 15th, 2015

Guests: Bea Campbell, Anne McElvoy and Mick Hucknall

On the sofas: Michael Portillo. Alan Johnson and Miranda Green

We spent all the budget on biscuits for Molly in the TW office

Hounds are howling' over sex abuse claims says Campbell

Portillo v Campbell on child abuse claims

McElvoy reviews a model week in politics

Mick Hucknall on Labour rebels and toeing the party line

Do music and politics still mix?

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

October 8th, 2015

Guests: Tim Marshall, Isabel Hardman and Prof Alice Roberts

On the sofas: Caroline Flint and Michael Portillo

What's the next move over action in the Middle East?

Cooking the week's political news

Roberts talking sexual and political tribes

New musical career for MC Portillo?

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

October 1st, 2015

Guests: Nigel Farage, Andrew Rawnsley and Amy Lame

On the sofas: Alan Johnson and Michael Portillo

Farage: My endless trips to Brussels and Strasbourg may be over

Talking EU with Portillo and Farage

Rawnsley looks for life in UK politics

Amy Lame talks gentrification

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

September 24th, 2015

Guests: Pauline Black, Miranda Green and Jimmy Osmond

On the sofas: Alan Johnson and Jacob Rees Mogg

This is what Andrew had to say to welcome you back

Pauline Black: Does wearing a tie make you a good politician?

Clip from debate: Pauline Black and Alan Johnson on Jeremy Corbyn

Green reviews a pig of a political week

Rees Mogg talks Turkey role in migrants and refugees coming into EU

Osmond: The rock press was never kind to us

Nighty night, don't let Tim Fan Dabi Dozi bite

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

Summer recess

This Week took a break for a few weeks

July 16th, 2015

Guests: George Zach, Miranda Green and Rob Beckett

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Diane Abbott and Alex Salmond

Comedy in tragedy: George Zach on Greece

Round-up of the week with Adam Boulton

What makes a bully? The This Week panel investigates

Labour: 'a very public breakdown'?

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

July 9th, 2015

Guests: Amol Rajan, Danae Kyriakopoulou and Trinny Woodall

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Alan Johnson

Image caption Out of shot: Molly the dog and the rest of Trinny

'Advantage George' after the Budget?

The week in politics with Isabel Hardman

Extended Sunday trading: a long time coming?

The This Week shirts - who is to blame?

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

July 2nd, 2015

Guests: Tom Holland, Maria Margaronis and Brian May

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Alastair Campbell

'So-called Islamic State': what's in a name?

Zoe Williams' round-up of the week

Brian May: Fox-hunting ban must not be repealed

Portillo vs. May on the fox-hunting ban

What does the #bbctw panel think of Heathrow expansion?

A few of our favourite things ...

Talking about the PM's "cast-iron guarantee"

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

June 25, 2015

Guests: Jack Monroe, Naga Munchetty and Barry McGuigan

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Alan Johnson

Monroe: The living wage 'would certainly go a long way'

Munchetty: Building up the week in politics

McGuigan talks about the politics of flags

Nighty, night, don't let the gold hot pants bite

“Can I interrupt... this is going nowhere”

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

June 18, 2015

Guests: Said Malik, Nick Watt and Josh Widdicombe,

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Diane Abbott

It must all be directed at "Miranda, poor Miranda"

Mosques 'need to expose the vile ideology that twists and perverts Islam'

'Stig' helps review the week's political races

Widdicombe on accents, backgrounds and whether they matter

"Don't worry Gidders - we're not laughing with you, we're laughing at you"

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

June 11, 2015

Guests: Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin and Michael Flatley

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, David Lammy, Miranda Green and Suzanne Evans

'We’ve been standing by and watching for too long'

Fighting the dinosaurs in the Westminster week

Flatley: There is something very special about Ireland

'We leave you tonight with a real treat'

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

June 4, 2015

Guests: Quentin Letts, Chris Huhne and Edith Bowman

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Diane Abbott

Huhne: Liberalism has plenty of modern battles to fight

Letts blows whistle on week's news

Bowman talks music, festivals and escapism

Night night Charles, don't let the angels bite

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

May 28, 2015

Guests: Steve Hilton, Anne McElvoy and Susie Dent

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Alan Johnson, Alex Salmond and Suzanne Evans

Blue sky thinking from ex-Cameron advisor

McElvoy breathes life into the Queen's Speech of a week

Salmond: The art of politics is not to lie

Dent talks austerity, bedroom tax and other political phrases

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

May 21, 2015

No programme tonight

May 14, 2015

Guests: Lionel Shriver, Andrew Rawnsley, Piers Morgan and Miranda Green

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Diane Abbott

Shriver: Are some Tory supporters 'shy' or even 'shamefaced'?

Rawnsley reviews the Godfather week

Piers Morgan and Miranda Green talk rejection

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

May 7, 2015

No This Week - Andrew is working on election coverage through the night

April 30, 2015

Guests: Jolyon Rubinstein and Andy Hamilton

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Alan Johnson and Miranda Green

'My generation needs to vote in greater numbers than they ever have before'

Spinning the week from the TW broom cupboard

Is there humour in the 2015 election campaign?

Viewers submit their #TWelfies

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

April 23, 2015

Guests: Andrew Roberts, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Richard Bacon and the BlondettesOn the sofas: Michael Portillo, Diane Abbott, Miranda Green and Suzanne Evans

Roberts and HSK on nationalism (film and debate)

'Ross and Demelza' review the Poll-Dark week of politics

Bacon: I'm not not scared of failure at all

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

April 16, 2015

Guests: Louise Cooper and Chris TarrantOn the sofas: Michael Portillo, Alan Johnson, Miranda Green and Diane James

Right to Buy 'crap solution to a non-existent problem'

Reviewing the 'brawl in the hall' TV debate

Millionaire winners 'saw me as moral counsellor'

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

April 9, 2015

Grant Woods, Nick Watt and Pixie Lott (with Louise Mensch and Charlie Falconer on the sofa)

'I’m a non-dom, I’m probably the kind of guy you’d love to hate'

Watt reviews the animal farm of a political week

Lott: I've always had a lot of control

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

April 2, 2015

Brian Cox, Suzanne Evans, and Jon Culshaw

David Lammy says Labour mug is ridiculous

Culshaw reviews the night of the leaders' debate

Reviewing the debates from This Week spin room

Joey Essex: I did not know who the PM was three months ago

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

March 26, 2015

Stuart Rose, Jim Waterson and Susie Essman

Rose: Who’d want to be PM for more than 10 years?

Westminster's conspiracies and straight answers

Essman looks at how well political humour travels

Nighty night, don't let a tearful Big John bite

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

March 19, 2015

Nihal Arthanayake, Anne McElvoy (with Caroline Aherne) and Katherine Ryan

Nihal: We need to be 'fearless' in asking questions about race

Andrew Neil wants a promotion for Nihal

Reviewing the week from behind the scenes at TW

Ryan: I am a dirty filthy liar, I lie and I lie and I lie

Nighty night, don't let the Ship of Fools bite

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

March 12, 2015

Sarah Vine, Jane Moore and Tyger Drew-Honey

Sarah Vine on Michael Gove and Justine Miliband

Sarah Vine talks newspaper ethics with Michael Portillo and Alan Johnson

Jane Moore let loose on the political week

Tyger talks about the dangers of online porn

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

March 5, 2015

Asim Querishi, Miranda Green and Nile Rodgers

Qureshi: I’m worried we’re going to have more young people feeling like they don’t belong

Cage quizzed on claims about security services jailings and killings

Miranda Green: Parliament Hill's alive with the sound of music and broken promises

Nile Rogers: Donna Summer 'changed my life in an instant'

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

February 26, 2015

Dan Hannan, Kevin Maguire and Nick Hewer

Hannan on politicians and second jobs

Maguire's Top Gun of a political week

Nick Hewer talks business ethics

Nighty night, don't let the disco biscuits bite

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

February 19, 2015

Parliament in recess: no programme

February 12, 2015

Jacques Peretti, Victoria Derbyshire and Andy Parsons

Are voters really outraged over tax avoidance?

Derbyshire reviewing a bargain of a political week

Andy Parsons: Is politics becoming more trivial?

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

February 5, 2015

Matt Forde, Anne McElvoy and Helen Skelton

Matt Forde and Labour and its business links

McElvoy and 'Daddy' steam through the week's politics

Helen Skelton talks 'stuffiness'

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

January 29, 2015

George Zach, Vicky Pryce, Isabel Hardman, and Esther Rantzen

George Zach on Syriza winning Greek elections

Hardman plays goddess with week's politics

Lipman comments "incredibly insulting to Britain" says Rantzen

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

January 22, 2015

Laura Lacole, Caroline Lucas, Isabel Oakeshott and Brendan Cole

'Delighted that topless modelling has returned to its rightful place on Page Three'

Oakeshott on the political dark arts of the week

Is criticism construction or destructive?

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

January 15, 2015

Shazia Mirza, Nabila Ramdani, Adam Boulton and Suzi Perry

Shazia Mirza on ridiculing, caricaturing and exaggerating

Prophet Muhammad cartoons - right or wrong

Adam Boulton - reviewing chicken week in politics

Suzi Perry on taking risks in sport and politics

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

January 8, 2015

Simon Jenkins, David Aaronovitch and Richard Bacon

Jenkins: No charging means no NHS in a few years’ time

'Consider ourselves intimidated'

Bacon on election: 'It's drama, it's great, great drama'

Whole show on iPlayer (available for UK viewers for 12 months)

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