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Andrew Marr

Andrew William Stevenson Marr (born 31 July 1959) is a Scottish journalist and political commentator. He edited The Independent for two years until ... More »Andrew William Stevenson Marr (born 31 July 1959) is a Scottish journalist and political commentator. He edited The Independent for two years until May 1998, and was political editor of BBC News from 2000 until 2005. He began hosting a political programme Sunday AM, now called The Andrew Marr Show, on Sunday mornings on BBC One from September 2005. Marr also hosts the BBC Radio 4 programme Start the Week. In 2007 he presented a political history of post-war Britain on BBC Two, Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain, followed by a prequel in 2009 - Andrew Marr's The Making of Modern Britain focusing on the period between 1901 and 1945. Most recently, he presented a series, Andrew Marr's Megacities, examining the life, development and challenges of some of the largest cities in the world. Marr was born on 31 July 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland to Donald and Valerie Marr. His father was an investment trust manager and Marr was educated in Scotland at the independent High School of Dundee,... [ Wikipedia ]

BBC News Andrew Marr to return to BBC Sunday show after stroke

Broadcaster Andrew Marr is returning to his Sunday politics show in September, nine months after suffering a stroke. Marr, 53, spent two months in hospital, which was followed by months of physiotherapy to help him walk again. BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show has since been ...

BBC's Andrew Marr Returns to TV after Stroke to See Off David Miliband

By Timur Moon | July 15, 2013 12:57 AM EST The BBC's Andrew Marr, left, interviews ex-Foreign Secretary David Miliband, who is quitting politics to take up a post in New York The BBC presenter Andrew Marr returned to conduct his first political interview since suffering a stroke ...

George Osborne's interview on the Marr show and autumn statement previews: Politics live blog

Andrew Marr is interviewing George Osborne now. Q: Are we going to see bills come down by £50? George Osborne says £50 will come off average bills. This will not be done in a way that will damage the environment. Q: Will the energy companies pass on this cut? Osborne says they will make ...

Stroke forces Andrew Marr to smile less

Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Broadcaster Andrew Marr says that he has been forced to smile less because of his stroke. Marr, 54, who recently returned on-screen to present The Andrew Marr Show, said that it would be two years before he had recovered. The ...

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Andrew Marr makes big strides as he is seen training in the park without walking stick

Remarkable recovery: Just days after his return to his television show, Andrew Marr was walking without the aid of a stick He spent two months in hospital. At one stage his wife Jackie was warned that if he lived he would be left unable to talk, walk, eat, drink or hear. Since then...

Andrew Marr to return to BBC One show after stroke

Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Journalist Andrew Marr is set to return his Sunday morning BBC One show at the beginning of September. The 53-year-old author, journalist, historian, political commentator and former editor of The Independent has been off air since he suffered a ...

BBC presenter Andrew Marr to return to work full-time this autumn after recovering from devastating...

Broadcaster Andrew Marr will return full-time to his presenting duties in the autumn following his recovery from a major stroke, the BBC confirmed today. The 53-year-old, who spent two months in hospital and has undergone months of physiotherapy to help him walk, takes up the helm again ...

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Why did the BBC let Russell Brand insult Andrew Sachs again? Actor's wife says interview with comedi...

And she accused the corporation of helping Brand promote his new comedy tour by allowing him on a string of recent programmes, including Question Time and The Andrew Marr Show. Brand used his radio appearance to provide his own version of the 2008 scandal, in which he and presenter ...

Andrew Marr to make TV return in September just nine months after devastating stroke

Comeback: Andrew Marr is to return to television, nine months after suffering a stroke Andrew Marr is planning to return to television full-time from September, only nine months after the serious stroke that left him with mobility issues down his left side. The broadcaster will ...

Where are Alastair Campbell and John Scarlett when you need them to rebut this awful tittle-tattle...

A lively edition of Andrew Marr’s BBC1 show found both the Chancellor and his shadow on cracking form. Before we come to Ed Balls, a dollop of praise for George Osborne. “Are you absolutely confident the recovery will last into 2015?” asked Marr, and George’s answer was worthy of Nadine ...

Michael Gove: defying EU on new migrants is just practical politics

Michael Gove on The Andrew Marr Show: 'Migration has to work for those who are already here. ' Photograph: Getty Images There had been reports on Saturday and Sunday that David Cameron was looking at increasing the length of time from three months to a year, but No 10 sources said such a ...

Andrew Mitchell's family speak of Plebgate affair for the first time

Sir Hugh told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: ‘The officers’ standards of conduct fell below that required.’ Eight people have been arrested, including five Met Police officers...

BBC News Ed Miliband dismisses £27.9bn spending plan 'black hole'

The Labour leader told the BBC's Andrew Marr show the party would not increase borrowing to fund "day-to-day" spending if he wins the 2015 election. Mr Miliband is using his party's annual conference, which is getting under way in Brighton, to announce a series of policies aimed at ...

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Huhne do you think you are kidding?

Good to see Andrew Marr back on Sunday morning TV demonstrating that while he may have lost some mobility, his mental acuity and natural curiosity are as sharp as ever. During an interview with Maurice Saatchi, Marr couldn’t resist asking about his brother Charles’s break-up with ...

The Andrew Marr Show RECAP: Broadcaster's lame arm blessed by Archbishop on return to politics show...

Watching #RonHoward on The Andrew Marr Show. #Rush looks brilliant. But still keep getting flashbacks to #HappyDays. — Liam Rudden (@LiamRudden) September 1, 2013 Richie Cunningham's here! He seems to have had a very tough newspaper round. Presumably the Fonz will roar up shortly on a ...

BBC News Andrew Marr back presenting BBC1 programme after stroke

Broadcaster Andrew Marr is back on-air presenting his Sunday morning programme several months after suffering a stroke. He thanked the guest presenters who had stood into the role hosting the BBC One programme since January, and also the viewers who had - and had - not written in. Guests ...

Andrew Marr: 'I used to be so self-absorbed. My stroke¿s made me a nicer

My stroke’s made me a nicer - and happier - person': In Part Two of this brave and painfully honest account of his near-fatal stroke at 53, the BBC’s Andrew Marr makes an emotional confession Broadcaster Andrew Marr suffered a stroke six months ago, aged just 53, while exercising ...

Andrew Marr says wife Jackie is the reason he survived his stroke

Andrew Marr has spoken for the first time about how he nearly died twice after suffering a major stroke - and praised his wife for fighting for his recovery. The 53-year-old broadcaster is keen to return to presenting and is having physiotherapy to help improve his use of his left arm ...

Vladimir Putin insists he is 'not prejudiced', 'has gay friends' and likes Elton John

' In a segment later broadcast on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, the president dodged a question on whether gay people are born or made. But he did tell Andrew Marr: 'If you want my personal attitude, I would tell you that I don’t care about a person’s sexual orientation. 'I myself ...

Government considers EU immigration cap of 75,000 a year

There are huge fears that there will be thousands, tens of thousands, if you believe Ukip hundreds of thousands, of people coming into Britain," he told BBC's The Andrew Marr Show. "So it needs to be dealt with straight away. It needs to be dealt with by saying to the EU 'we're sorry...

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