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Weekend World

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News and current affairs hit Sunday lunchtimes in 1972 as Peter Jay began presenting London Weekend’s Weekend World, a mix of interviews with politicians and analyses of social and economic trends.

Brian Walden (pictured above) took over in 1977 and, being a former Labour MP, added an authority to the proceedings, even if he couldn’t sound his r’s.

In 1986, Matthew Parris, another former MP, took over for the programmes last two years.