UK Politics

This Week's Guests: 2018

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


May 3rd, 2018

No programme due to overnight coverage of local election counts


April 26th, 2018

On the sofas: TBC

Guests: TBC


April 19th, 2018

On the sofas: Alan Johnson and Priti Patel

Guests: Peter Hitchens, Richard Madeley and Ashley James

Opening This Week

Evening all, welcome to This Week

Moments of the week

'Still waiting for justification for use of force'

Priti and Peter on air strikes in Syria

Alan and Peter on air strikes in Syria

Madeley cleans up the political week

Conservative MP asked about Windrush generation

Did Johnson order Windrush landing cards?

'A nation that came up with Boaty McBoatface'

Nighty night don't let the first Saudi cinema goers in 35 years bite

Full programme on iPlayer for 12 months (UK only)


Easter break

No programmes on April 5 and April 12


March 29th, 2018

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Liz Kendall

Guests: Robert Winston, Aaron Bastini, Claire Cohen and Tiff Stevenson

When did you last see Neighbours on BBC1?

Evening all, welcome to This Week

Moments of the week

Winston: I am deeply ashamed of my party

Aaron Bastani on This Week

Liz Kendall on anti-Semitism in Labour

Michael Portillo on anti-Semitism

Cohen cleans up the political week

Michael talking Brexit

Does Tiff play by the rules?

Nighty night. Don't let Kim Jong Un's new programme bite

Full programme on iPlayer for 12 months (UK only)


March 22nd, 2018

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Alan Johnson

Guests: Jamie Bartlett, Miranda Green and Simon Evans

Hold your nose.... Opening This Week

Evening all and welcome to This Week

Moments of the week

Data-mining could 'undermine democracies'

Jamie Bartlett in the This Week studio

Michael and Alan on data mining

Green carps on about the political week

Miranda talks European politics

Simon Evans - Is This Week an outrage?

Closing the This Week house party

Full programme on iPlayer for 12 months (UK only)


March 15th, 2018

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Lisa Nandy

Guests: Alexander Nekrassov, Liam Halligan and Jerry Springer

Opening This Week (Mc This Week)

Evening all, welcome to This Week

Moments of the week

'Moscow denying it, London not buying it'

Is the panel sure Russia was behind the Salisbury attack?

Talking Russia on This Week

Springing through the political week

Lisa asked about UK reaction to Russia

Lisa asked about her leader and Russia

Telford sex allegations

Springer asked about political fightbacks

Nighty-night, don't let Vladimir Putin's election memorabilia bite

Full programme on iPlayer for 12 months (UK only)


March 8th, 2018

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Caraline Flint

Guests: Slavoj Zizek. Viv Groskop and Phill Jupitus

Thank God for Wonderwoman?

Evening all, welcome to This Week

Moments of the week

Cooking up plans to revive the Left

Talking European politics with Andrew Neil and Slavoj Zizek

Groskop reviews week of political 'wonder'

More political predictions from Michael

Caroline on European politics

Portillo on UK-Russia relations

Flint on UK-Russia relations

Are political figures into 'grandstanding'?

'Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin'

Good night from This Week - Michael in the mud

Full programme on iPlayer for 12 months (UK only)


March 1st, 2018

This Week on location with an audience in south London

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

Guests: David Starkey, Andrew Rawnsley and Brian Blessed

Molly's story

Evening all, welcome to This Week

Moments of the week

Talking about sexism and racism

On the This Week throne

We can't wait to hear from you on social media

Does Corbyn believe in customs union?

Good night from This Week

Rawnsley reviews chilly week in politics

Full programme on iPlayer for 12 months (UK only)


February 22nd, 2018

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Liz Kendall

Guests: George Galloway Jane Moore and Geoff Norcott,

"This Week has come home to roost" warns Andrew

Evening all, welcome to This Week

Moments of the week

Czech-mate for PM's 'pathetic premiership'?

George and Liz on Labour and Brexit

Michael asks George about Russia

Feathers fly in Moore's review of political week

Liz Kendall on the Jeremy Corbyn spying stories

What do you think Michael asks Andrew

Michael on Tory student fee policies

Norcott asked if UK is going bonkers?

Good night from This Week

Full programme on iPlayer for 12 months (UK only)


February 15th, 2018

Off-air - Parliament in recess


February 8th, 2018

On the sofas: Alan Johnson and Anna Soubry

Guests: Kate Andrews, Kate McCann and Courtney Act

Opening This Week

Evening all, welcome to This Week

Moments of the week

Andrews: Trump has a point on the NHS

Anna asked about the NHS

Alan asked about the NHS

Debating the NHS

Andrew's ongoing love for social media

McCann rounds up week of political history

Anna Soubry's advice for the PM

Opinion polling with the TW panel

Cuddles on the TW sofa

Gender queer? What does that mean?

Nighty-night, don't let the shenanigans of the Irish Parliament bite

Full programme on iPlayer for 12 months (UK only)


February 1st, 2018

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Liz Kendall

Guests: John Simpson, Kevin Maguire and Ralf Little

'The greatest adventure ever lived?'

Evening all welcome to This Week

Moments of the week

'America is not the beacon it used to be'

We can't wait to hear from you online, really!

Maguire reviews a mutinous week in politics

The PM's future: Michael

The PM's future: Liz

Talking about the BBC on the BBC

Little talks political alienation

An old friend of TW pops back for the first time in a year!

Full programme on iPlayer for 12 months (UK only)


January 25th, 2018

On the sofas: Michael Portillo and Chuka Umunna

Guests: Paul Mason, Gyles Brandreth, Christine Hamilton and Gail Porter

Opening This Week

Evening all welcome to This Week

Moments of the week

TW audience programme on Thursday 1 March

Mason: Captialism we have now clearly does not work

Chuka on capitalism

Michael talks capitalism

Painful comings and goings in the political week

An important announcement from Andrew Neil

UKIP's fairy good mother

Porter: Appalling people still sleeping rough

Night-nighty don't let the special relationship bite,

Full programme on iPlayer for 12 months (UK only)


January 18th, 2018

On the sofas: Michael Portillo, and Liz Kendall

Guests: Barbara Ntumy, June Sarpong and Matt Forde

Opening This Week with Superman

Evening all and welcome to This Week

Moments of the week

Ntumy's advice for fixing 'broken party'

The future of Labour MPs

Michael on Momentum

Sarpong's contract to review political week

Are we excited about a tapestry? Let's talk Anglo-French relations

We are having a party!

Do political stunts work or backfire?

Full programme on iPlayer for 12 months (UK only)


January 11th, 2018

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

Guests: James Delingpole, Miranda Green and Stanley Johnson

Opening This Week

Evening all, welcome to This Week!

Moments of the week

Trump: Luckiest idiot in presidential history?

What has Trump achieved?

Hardman: 'V for virtually the same?'

Miranda on the reshuffle

She's lovely, but perhaps not so much praise for ChooChoo

Why Andrew loves social media

We are 15 years old!

Johnson into jungle with four followers, left with 17,500

Nighty night don't let Choo Choo's latest hobby bite,

Full programme on iPlayer for 12 months (UK only)


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