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Andrew Marr

Andrew Marr is the host of The Andrew Marr Show, the agenda-setting interview programme, which transmits every Sunday morning on BBC1.

He moved to the programme in 2005 after a five-year stint as Political Editor at BBC News. He also presents the Radio 4 programme, Start the Week on a regular basis.

He has written and presented numerous series for the BBC including Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain, Britain from Above, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, Andrew Marr's The Making of Modern Britain, Megacities and Andrew Marr's History of The World.

His other broadcasting includes a series on contemporary thinkers for BBC 2 and Radio 4, and political documentaries for Channel 4 and BBC 1's Panorama.

In February 2012, Andrew Marr's three-part BBC 1 documentary, The Diamond Queen, drew more than six million viewers per episode. In 2016 Andrew did a thought provoking documentary about the Battle for Scotland and in 2017 an in depth documentary called "My brain and me" which charts his development and recovery from his stroke.

He attended Dundee High School, Craigflower School in Fife, and Loretto School, Musselburgh. He then gained a BA in English from Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

Andrew joined The Scotsman as a trainee and junior/business reporter in 1981 and became parliamentary correspondent in 1984 and political correspondent in 1986. He worked for two years at The Independent then returned to The Scotsman as political editor in 1986.

He moved to become political editor at The Economist from 1988 to 1992. He then returned to The Independent as chief political commentator in 1992 and was promoted to editor in 1996.

He became a columnist for The Express and The Observer in 1998 before being appointed as BBC political editor in May 2000.

Andrew has had seven books published: The Battle for Scotland (Penguin, 1992); Ruling Britannia (Penguin, 1996, 1998); The Day Britain Died (Profile, 2000); My Trade (Macmillan, 2004); A History of Modern Britain (2007); A History of Modern Britain part 2 (2009); The Diamond Queen: Elizabeth II and Her People (27 October 2011); A History of the World 2012.

He has received more than a dozen major awards for writing and broadcasting - including from BAFTA, the Royal Television Society and the Broadcasting Press Guild, which awarded two prizes for the Andrew Marr Show and Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain.

In July 2009 Marr and his wife were both awarded honorary doctorates from Staffordshire University.

Andrew lists his hobbies as reading (he was the chair of judges, Samuel Johnson Prize, 2001), painting, and cooking.

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