Ben Lowry: Sad to hear of the end of the late night politics show This Week

Andrew Neil, presenter of the BBC's long-running politics show This Week, is stepping down. Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire
Andrew Neil, presenter of the BBC's long-running politics show This Week, is stepping down. Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Some years ago I did not have a TV, and on the whole I did not miss it.

But there was one programme which I always watched back on BBC iplayer: This Week.

Diane Abbott, who was one of the regular commentators on This Week until she joined the Labour front bench. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Diane Abbott, who was one of the regular commentators on This Week until she joined the Labour front bench. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

It is the Thursday late night (too late) politics show.

Yesterday it was announced that it will be axed later this year, sparking dismay among fans.

It was wonderful, particularly when it had its core presenters of Andrew Neil, Michael Portillo and Diane Abbott.

But apparently Neil wants to quit.

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