UK Politics

This Week's Guests: 2016

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

December 22 and 29, 2016

Christmas recess: No programmes (Back on January 13, 2017)

December 15, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Miranda Green, John Nicolson, Alan Johnson and Brian Blessed

Special guests: Chas and Dave

In the films: Quentin Letts, Kevin Maguire, John Pienaar, Liz Kendall, Anne McElvoy and Aled Jones

Walking in the air - opening TW

Evening all and welcome to the final TW of 2016

Moments of the year

Who is on TW?

Twelfie rules

This Week's round-up of 2016: Part one

This Week's round-up of 2016: Part two

Blessed brings festive political gifts

This Week viewers send in their #twelfies

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

December 8, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Liz Kendall

Guests: Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, Dermot Murnaghan and Peter Doherty

'EU may need reform, but so do most countries'

Murnaghan's week at Westminster

Peter Doherty talks bust-ups

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

December 1, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Ed Balls

On the sofa for by-election coverage: Diane Abbott, Peter Whittle , James Cleverly and Susan Kramer

Guests: Peter Hooton, Miranda Green and Arlene Phillips

Strictly Come This Week

Evening all, welcome to This Week

Moments of the week

Whose fiscal policy is the UK following?

What did Ed think of being called a drunk Dad at a wedding?

Michael talks stiffness

Hooton: Corbyn 'centre left' and wins elections

Strictly political news with Miranda Green

Arlene Phillips talks 'moving on'

Not your lot for tonight folks - it's conga time!

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

November 24, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Liz Kendall and Jon Nicolson

Guests: Dan Hodges, Tim Shipman and Stewart Lee

Evening all, welcome to This Week

Moments of the week

Hodges road-tests Labour and Tory economics

Revving up the political week

Michael says the forecasts aren't up to much

Panel asked about Tony Blair and the Brexit debate

Who keeps talking about #indyref2

Stewart Lee's article libelling Molly has not gone un-noticed

Stewart Lee talks manners

"When I was a politician, I was quite unpopular" says Michael Portillo

Nighty night, don't let the ambassador's chocolates bite ....

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

November 17, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Liz Kendall

Guests: Jon Ronson, Jane Moore and Tom Walker (Jonathan Pie)

Evening all

Moments of the week

What does Jonathan Pie creator make of Trump's win?

Liz Kendall on the white middle class vote

Andrew talks social media, but not a social media we know!

Moore crawls through the political jungle

Michael Portillo talks Nigel Farage and Donald Trump

Jon Ronson talks empathy and politics

Nighty night, don't let the Christmas Corbynistas bite

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

November 10, 2016

Recess: No programme

November 3 , 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Liz Kendall

Guests: Tim Marshall, Kevin Maguire, Jo Coburn and Freddie Forsyth

We're in the pink!

Evening all and welcome to This Week

Moments of the week

Marshall: 'Now we’re back to the future, but it's changed'

Brexit means Breakfast?

Has it become harder to keep state secrets?

How could a Trump win affect Europe and Nato?

Who is going to the president-elect, asks Andrew Neil

Nighty night, don't let the dog bite!

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

October 27, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Alan Johnson

Guests: Digby Jones, Helen Lewis and Rev Richard Coles

Titles: The This Week family

Evening all and welcome to This Week

Were these the dullest moments of the week ever?

What is a #TWelfie?

Digby Jones: 'Got to hand it to scaremongering remoaners'

Taking a cut of the week's political news

I have not seen you since Jeremy Corbyn got re-elected

Portillo: Amber Rudd is slightly hung out to dry on this one

Coles: Still dressing up, still performing

Don't let these trolling twelfies bite

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

October 20, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Chuka Umunna

Guests: Suzanne Evans, Andrew Rawnsley and Charlie Brooker

Evans' rumble in the Westminster jungle

Taking off for a view of the week in politics

Brooker talks appearances and social media

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

October 13, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Michael Dugher

Guests: Katie Hopkins, Miranda Green and Katie Melua

Hopkins: Not ashamed to say I love Trump

All because the viewers love.... the political week

Katie Melua talks... Back in the USSR

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

October 6, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Liz Kendall

Guests: Wayne Hemingway, John Pienaar and George The Poet

Evenin' all - welcome to This Week

Liz and Michael's moments of the week

Hemingway: I've never voted Tory, but May has given me hope

John Pienaar battles through the political week

George The Poet: 'Not about being right, it's about being persuasive'

Liz Kendall says Theresa May is not on the centre ground

What does the public want?

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

September 29, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Liz Kendall

Guests: Alvin Hall, Kevin Maguire and Donal MacIntyre

Evenin' All

Moments of the political week

Trump 'cashes in on voters' anger and fear'

Maguire's review of a meaty week for Labour

How do broadcasters launch sting operations?

Portillo: US voters have a "horrible choice" of candidates

Kendall: Mmistake to write off all the people supporting Trump as idiots or racists

Liz Kendall: It's why we lost the last two elections

Good night from This Week

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

September 22, 2016

On the sofas: Ed Vaizey and Lisa Nandy, joined by Miranda Green and Nigel Farage

Guests: Ken Livingstone, Quentin Letts and UB40's Jimmy Brown

Livingstone: Labour Party won’t split

Letts strikes a pose over the political week

UB40's drummer on splits and break-ups

We're back after an eventful summer

Would Channel 4 buy This Week?

Lisa Nandy: I think it's pretty unlikely

'Nicest man I've met in my life'

No mention of Adolf Hitler?

Andrew Neil to Ed Vaizey: Too easy for your lot?

Two people who will never leader UKIP , we think

Is UKIP still a threat to the Tories?

Credits: Let's get this party started ... Hit it Keith

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

Recess

This Week took a break over the summer

July 21, 2016

Presenter: Eddie Mair

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Liz Kendall

Guests: Andrew Neil, John Pienaar, Kevin Maguire, Jean-Michel Jarre

Andrew Neil: Voters giving politicians 'bloody nose'

Transportation through the political week with Maguire and Pienaar

Jarre talking political and musical future

Twelfies: This Week's one contribution to western civilisation

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

July 14, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Alan Johnson

Guests: Michael Rosen, Miranda Green and Cerys Matthews

Who you gonna call?

Andrew Neil opens this week

Rosen on climbing and plotting in Labour Party

Miranda Green: Something strange in a political week

Ceys Matthews on what's it likes being a front man, or woman?

Isabel Hardman live on This Week from Nice

An update on reports of dozens of deaths in Nice

What scares Andrew Neil?

Alan Johnson on Labour leadership: Our Iain Duncan Smith moment

Michael Portillo on the rise of Theresa May

Nighty night - don't let Dexit bite

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

July 7, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and David Lammy with Miranda Green

Guests: Douglas Murray, Isabel Hardman and Omid Djalili

Murray: One failed war does not mean all wars are wrong

Hardman serves up the political sets

Omid Djalili talks people power

"When do we want it? Before Question Time!"

Andrew Neil opening This Week

Michael and David's moments of the week

Douglas Murray film for This Week

This Week panel on the Conservative leadership contest

Portillo says Farage 'spooked' the UK government

Nighty night - don't let Andrea's CV bite

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

June 30, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Alan Johnson, later joined by Rachel Shabbi and Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh

Guests: Iain Dale, Andrew Rawnsley and David Starkey

Iain Dale on Tory leader election candidates

Rawnsley reviews the week at Westminster

Starkey on how will history remember UK PMs?

Nighty night, don't let Jeremy Corbyn bite

Portillo: You can't play party political tricks with the nation's future

Johnson: Jeremy did not put his heart and soul into it

Tensions on the This Week sofa

"She swings both ways doesn't she, Theresa May?"

Andrew Neil: I'm not equipped to present Question Time

Portillo on Johnson: Blue on Blue (Nun) on This Week

Johnson: You have to admire his savoir faire

Portillo on catastrophes and incompetence

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

June 23, 2016

No programme on EU referendum night (but Andrew was part of the BBC coverage)

June 16, 2016

Question Time and This Week cancelled after the death of Jo Cox MP

June 9, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Liz Kendall and Suzanne Evans

Guests: Martin Lewis, Quentin Letts, Jerry Springer and Michael Moore

Lewis: 'Truth is there are no facts' on EU referendum

Letts's classic caper of a political round-up

Springer and Moore on UK-US-EU politics

Springer and Moore: European lessons for the US?

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

June 2, 2016

No programme: Parliament in recess

May 26, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Nick Clegg and Jess Phillips

Guests: Francis Boulle, Helen Lewis and Brian Blessed

Boulle: UK stranded in EU 'sinking ship'

Lewis' blooming lovely review of political week

Potty-mouthed talk from Blessed's Everest trip

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

May 19, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Liz Kendall, Miranda Green and John Nicolson

Guests: John Bird, Andrew Rawnsley and David Icke

Bird on poverty: Let's see some meaningful action

Rawsnley and 008 friends review political week

David Icke talks conspiracy theories

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

May 12, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Alan Johnson

Guests: Richard Wilson, Kevin Maguire and Annie Nightingale

Wilson: BBC 'doesn’t have one foot in grave just yet'

Maguire unites Eurovision and UK politics in review

This Week titles: Annie says she is with a bunch of turnips!

Our final time broadcasting at this unGodly hour says Andrew

Not Richard and Judy, it's Richard and Jeremy!

Alan Johnson on #Euref debates

Alan and Michael asked about election expenses claims

A Eurovision goodnight from This Week

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

May 5, 2016

No programme - due to live election night coverage

April 28, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Alan Johnson with Miranda Green and John Nicolson

Guests: Shelagh Fogarty, Anne McElvoy and Suzannah Lipscomb

Sometimes you wonder if a cunning cabal of evil Tories aren't secretly pulling Labour's strings

Fogarty: Public trust in police at all-time low

Fogarty recalls working at Radio Merseyside on the day of the Hillsborough tragedy

Johnson: "No Labour problem that the arrival of Ken Livingstone can't make worse"

Anne McElvoy: Building up the political week at Westminster

Lipscomb: Do buildings matter in power and politics?

That's surely the end of John Nicholson's ambitions?

We leave you tonight with historic scenes in Liverpool

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

April 21, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Ken Livingstone, later joined by Natalie Bennett and Nigel Farage

Guests: Rory O'Keeffe, Kevin Maguire and Katherine Jenkins

Andrew Neil opens and closes Royle Family (or is it This Week)

Andrew introduces #NewtLabour and Choo-ey McChooChoo Face Portillo

It's just a moment of the week, not an essay of the week

Rory O'Keeffe's film on UK intervention in Libya

Maguire's review of the political week

Will Natalie Bennett stand again as Green leader

Nigel Farage on UKIP rebrand

Jenkins sings National Anthem (with Ken, Michael and Andrew)

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

April 14, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Liz Kendall

Guests: Neil Wallis, Quentin Letts and David Haye

Wallis: You wanted Leveson and you got it

Letts reviews a very taxing political week

Boxer Haye on fights: I love it!

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

March 31 and April 7, 2016

Recess: No programmes

March 24, 2016

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Chuka Umunna

Guests: Maajid Nawaz, Isabel Hardman, Alfred 'Pee Wee' Ellis and Fred Wesley

Nawaz: 'Handing victory to jihadists with Brexit talk'

Hardman stirs up the Westminster week

'Say it out loud, I am black and I am proud'

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

March 17, 2016

Guests: Tim Marshall, Anne McElvoy and Stacey Dooley

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Alan Johnson and Hannah Bardell

'Tonight we bring you a Wild West London desperado'

Putin 'not a mere tactician, he's a strategist'

"Eventually we will betray the Kurds" says Tim Marshall

McElvoy tastes the political week at Westminster

Michael v Hannah v Alan on borrowing and spending

We welcome Hannah Bardell to the TW sofa

The sex trade in Brazil, Russia and Turkey

Nighty night - don't let Gideon-no-mates bite

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

March 10, 2016

Guests: Mark Serwotka, Kevin Maguire and Annie Mac

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Jess Phillips

Serwotka: New Labour days 'well and truly behind us'

Kevin Maguire reviews the political jam of the week

DJ Annie Mac talks Sisterhood

Nighty night - don't let the crisis on our streets bite

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

March 3, 2016

Guests: Owen Jones, Helen Lewis and Harry Shearer

On the sofas: Alan Johnson and Esther McVey

Owen Jones: Easy to be accused of being a hand-wringing liberal do-gooder

Helen Lewis' fearful review of the week in politics

Simpsons' Shearer talks Oscars and US elections

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

February 25, 2016

Guests: Nick Ferrari, Andrew Rawnsley and Ana Matronic

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

Despite buffoonery, Boris is 'man of principle'

Rawnsley's Magificent Seven review political week

Evans on losing UKIP role (again)

Ana Matronic on Trump's election campaign

Full programme for UK viewers (for 12 months)

February 18, 2016

No programme in recess week

February 11, 2016

Guests: Jamie Rubin, Rafael Behr and Ronan Keating

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Liz Kendall, Sian Berry

The Take: Jamie Rubin on a dangerous world

What is to be done about Syria?

Round-up of the week with Rafael Behr

Who is right on junior doctors?

February 4, 2016

Guests: Soweto Kinch, Johnny Borrell, Miranda Green, Diane James

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Alan Johnson

Do universities offer equal access?

Soweto Kinch on racism and education

Johnny Borrell on music and politics

Discussing the PM's draft EU deal

Alan defends David Cameron over the EU

Michael's Charleston closes the show

Anne McElvoy reviews the week

January 28, 2016

Guests: Douglas Murray, Miranda Green, Bobby Davro

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Caroline Flint

James Landale reviews the week

Bobby Davro on changing tastes

Will the EU still be here in 2017-

Bobby Davro's Tony Blair impression

Portillo on EU 'bullying'

January 21, 2016

Guests: Sadia Azmat, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Adam McKay

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Liz Kendall

Andrew looks forward to Corbyn: The Musical

Sadia Azmat on PM's language comments

Liz on the Litvinenko inquiry

Adam McKay on the financial crash

Julia Hartley-Brewer reviews the week

Discussing PM's Muslim women comments

January 14th, 2016

Guests: Nicola Roberts, Tamal Ray and Adam Boulton

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Jess Phillips

Tamal Ray on junior doctors' strike

Adam Boulton reviews the political week

Nicola Roberts on mental health classes

Are junior doctors right to strike??

Andrew closes the show

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

January 7th, 2016

Guests: Allan Hennessy, Adrian Chiles and Isabel Hardman

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, Alan Johnson

Isabel Hardman rounds up the week

Growing up alongside 'Jihadi John'

Alan Johnson on Labour's reshuffle

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

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