Andrew Neil to be given his own Brexit show BBC announces

The BBC’s veteran political interviewer Andrew Neil is to be given his own television programme centred on Brexit, the corporation has announced.Mr Neil, 70, presents the BBC’s Politics Live on Thursday lunchtime, and until recently fronted the late-night politics show This Week. The new programme, named the Andrew Neil Show, will begin next Wednesday, September 4 at 7pm on BBC 2.The BBC said the show would have “in-depth analysis and forensic questioning of key political players” in the lead-up to Britain’s departure from the EU on October 31.It will air on Wednesday nights, and feature analysis of the day’s Prime Minister’s Questions and other political events of the week.Rob Burley, editor of BBC Live Political Programmes, tweeted a teaser photo of the programme’s logo, a stylised ‘N’.  Mr Neil said: “The Autumn of 2019 is destined to be one of the most intriguing and significant in British politics for at least a generation.”I’m delighted to be fronting a weekly show in prime time on BBC Two that will be on top of the story, whatever direction it takes.”Fran Unsworth, Director of BBC News, said, “Andrew’s one of the best political journalists in the UK, and we’re thrilled he’ll be on our screens for a prime-time BBC Two series.— Rob Burley (@RobBurl) August 29, 2019 “Andrew’s special programme with the Conservative leadership candidates was hailed as a masterclass of political interviewing. As Britain moves towards the Brexit deadline, this show will be a must-watch for anyone who wants to understand what’s going on.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.

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