The network part of the Sunday Politics is presented by Andrew Neil and was launched on 15 January 2012 to replace The Politics Show.
The Sunday Politics is divided in to a number of clearly defined sections. The programme starts a short interview on a topical subject making the news that day. This section is branded the Top Story. The main programme interview (the Sunday Interview) is introduced by a short graphic and normally lasts between 10 and 15 minutes. The next section is Head to Head which is introduced by a short film and consists of a debate between two people on a political issue in the news that week. At this point the programme opts to 11 English regional segments, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each opt last 20 minutes apart from Scotland (see below). Following the opts the programme returns with the News at Noon the last section called The Week Ahead featuring three political journalists - Janan Ganesh (The Economist), Isabel Oakeshott (Sunday Times) and Rowenna Davis (New Statesman) the program ends with Weather For The Week ahead.
- Editor: Robbie Gibb
- Presenter: Andrew Neil
- news reader: Maxine Mawhinney
- Political correspondents: Giles Dilnot, Adam Fleming
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