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Rod Liddle

Rod Liddle is the former editor of the Today programme, a speech writer, journalist, presenter and brilliant raconteur. Rod is an excellent choice for after dinner entertainment.


About Rod Liddle

Rod Liddle is a prevalent after dinner speaker and conference facilitator, Rod’s material for his talks comes from his exceptional insider knowledge of politics and broadcasting.


Rod’s most recent work was a documentary for SKY television called Infidelity. He is currently filming an authored documentary for Channel 4 called Evangelism.

Other recent credits include presenting the authored documentary Immigration is a Time Bomb again for Channel 4.

He regularly appears on Question Time, Have I Got News for You and The Wright Stuff. Rod was a team captain for 2 series of Call my Bluff for the BBC.

Rod presented BBC’s Saturday morning political programme Weekend with Rod Liddle & Kate Silverton a mix of live audience discussion and panel debate.

Rod Liddle is the former editor of the BBC’s Today programme where he has gained a reputation as being an extremely talented and often outspoken editor. Under the five years, of it’s editorship, Today was extraordinarily successful. The programme produced a succession of investigative scoops and increased its audience figures to its highest levels ever, with 7 million tuning in each week. In addition the programme sustained its position at the centre of national political debate and continually demonstrated its impartiality across all issues.

Rod studied at the London School of Economics.


Evangelism – Channel 4, 2005, authored Presenter
Infidelity – Sky, 2005, authored Presenter
Immigration is a Time Bomb – Channel 4, 2005, Presenter
Some Of My Best Friends Are….. – Lion Television/Channel 4, 2004, Presenter
Call My Bluff – BBC, 2003-2004, Team Captain
The Wright Stuff – Channel 5, 2003-2004, Guest Panellist
Question Time – BBC, 2004, Regular Contributor
Weekend – With Rod Liddle & Kate Silverton – BBC2, 2003, Presenter
Today – BBC, 1997-2002, Editor


Spectator – Associate Editor
Country Life – Column
The Times Weekend Review – Regular Contributor
The Guardian – 2002, Weekly Column
The South Wales Echo – Reporter
Western Mail – Reporter
Labour Party – 1983-1987, Research Assistant & Speechwriter

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