An Audience with John Humphrys
Mention John Humphrys, and most people will reply: the Today programme and tough interviewing.
Since he joined BBC Radio 4's flagship current affairs breakfast programme in 1987, John Humphrys' name has become a byword for combative interviewing. He has developed an enviable reputation as the journalist politicians fear to face, and although his style has occasionally been controversial, it also earned him the Journalist of the Year award in 2000. As well as Today, John worked for many years on BBC1's On the Record has made him one of the organisation’s most respected journalists and presenters. He is also the current presenter of the BBC’s Mastermind.
John has recently announced that he will be retiring from Today in the autumn.