Rod Liddle

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Full name: Roderick E. L. Liddle

Area of interest: Politics, media, culture, current affairs, sport

Journals/Organisation: The Sunday Times | The Sun | The Spectator

Email: rod.liddle@sunday-times.co.uk

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Website: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/comment/columns/rodliddle

Blog: http://www.spectator.co.uk/rodliddle

Representation: The Speakers Agency | Jillie Bushell Associates | Noel Gay

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Education: Laurence Jackson comprehensive school, Guisborough; London School of Economics

Career: Worked for the Labour Party as research assistant and speechwriter, 1983/87; Reporter with Western Mail, The South Wales Echo; Editor at BBC Radio 4's Today programme, 1997-2002; Columnist with The Guardian, 2002/03

Current position/role: writes for The Sunday Times, The Spectator (associate editor) and Country Life

  • also writes/written for: writes an 'agony uncle' column for GQ magazine

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Other activities: Presenter of current affairs programmes on TV

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Viewpoints/Insight: Lynn Barber: Liddle at large 5th October, 2003

Broadcast media: Editor at BBC Radio 4's Today programme, 1997-2002. Presenter (with Kate Silverton) of BBC2's Weekend - political discussion programme with live audience and panel debate, 2003. Appearances on BBC's Question Time, Have I Got News For You, and Channel Five's The Wright Stuff, 2003/4; team captain for two series of BBC's Call My Bluff, 2003/4. Presenter, Lion Television/Channel 4's Some Of My Best Friends Are... Presented and authored Channel 4's Immigration is a Timebomb, 2004; Sky TV's Infidelity, 2005; Channel 4's Evangelism, 2005; Channel 4's The New Fundamentalists, 2006; Channel 4's Battle for the Holy Land, Love Thy Neighbour, 2007. See IMDb

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Awards/Honours: BBC Radio 4's Today programme, during Rod Liddle's editorship: Sony Silver, 2002 - reporting by Barnie Choudhury and Mike Thomson into the reasons for race riots in the north of England; Sony Bronze, 2003 - reports by Angus Stickler into paedophile priests; Amnesty International Media Award, 2003 - reports by Andrew Gilligan's into the sale of illegal landmines

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Latest work: Selfish, Whining Monkeys review – why is he so angry? Will Self marvels as the controversial columnist condemns himself over 200 pages. May 2014

Speaking/Appearances: http://www.intelligencesquared.com/people/l/rod-liddle

The Sunday Times:

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Remit/Info: Politics, media, culture, current affairs

Section: Features

Role: Commentator

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Email: rod.liddle@sunday-times.co.uk

Website: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/comment/columns/rodliddle

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Day published: Sunday

Regularity: Weekly

Column format: Divided into five topics

Average length: 1150 words (lead topic 450)

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