A Life in Questions
In conversation with Peter Hennessy
To be ‘Paxoed’, a new verb added to the English language inspired by Britain’s most controversial and combative interviewer. Peter Hennessy talks to Jeremy Paxman, the unforgiving star of BBC Newsnight, supreme inquisitor who delights in skewering public figures with his relentless grilling. From John Major to Theresa May, Tony Blair to Ed Miliband, few have escaped. Forthright and uncompromising, he talks about the principles that have governed his professional life, the inner workings of the BBC, the role of journalists in political debate and the scandals and rows of which he has been a part.
12 July 2017
2.00pm - 3.00pm