LBC Launches Exciting New Autumn Schedule
Tom Swarbrick To Host Brand New Agenda-Setting Sunday Show Swarbrick On Sunday
All New Weekend Shows Also Announced For: David Lammy Rachel Johnson Ruth Davidson Natasha Devon
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LBC has unveiled a new schedule for the autumn, packed with fresh big-name presenters, agenda-setting programmes and, as ever, the starring role of its listeners to lead Britain’s conversation through the rest of 2020 and beyond.
First, Tom Swarbrick will lead with the biggest stories on LBC’s brand-new Sunday morning show, Swarbrick on Sunday. From 10am every Sunday, Tom will focus on the political stories of the day, with insider knowledge from his time at No.10, cutting to the heart of the most important issues with insight and his renowned human touch. The programme will be broadcast live from LBC’s new state-of-the-art Westminster studios, both on radio and on video, streamed in HD on Global Player, lbc.co.uk and LBC’s social media channels. The new show is in addition to Swarbrick’s weeknight programmes (Monday to Thursday, 10pm to 1am).
Next, following his successful run of programmes on LBC, David Lammy – Shadow Justice Secretary and Labour MP for Tottenham, will host his own regular Saturday show at 4pm to 7pm each Saturday, starting this weekend. Known for his authentic straight-talking style, Lammy will bring his breadth of opinions and wealth of political and community experience to LBC in a programme full of intelligent debate and listeners’ reaction to the day’s headlines.
Next, after making her debut on Friday nights, Rachel Johnson, one of the UK’s leading journalists and broadcasters, starts a new two-hour show on Sunday evening at 7pm. Outspoken and personable, Johnson will bring her unique perspective on the big stories of the day and week, along with insights from her unique perspective.
Ruth Davidson – Leader of the Conservative party in the Scottish Parliament – also joins LBC to host a new Sunday night show (9pm to 10pm). An Inconvenient Ruth sees her interview some of the UK’s most notable figures, discussing their successes and failures. First to face Ruth in the hot seat, on Sunday 13th September, will be the former Prime Minister Tony Blair. The series will also be available as a podcast on Global Player.
Finally, Natasha Devon, a brand-new voice to LBC, hosts a Saturday afternoon programme at 7pm, following David Lammy. The government’s former mental health champion for schools will tackle the most talked-about issues with LBC’s audience in her new phone-in show.
In addition, caller-turned-co-host, Denise Headley is confirmed as a regular voice on LBC and will be joining Iain Dale on his evening show once a fortnight. In June, Denise called in to Iain’s show to discuss the Black Lives Matter protests and diversity. LBC was so impressed with Denise’s insight and clarity of thought that she was asked to co-present the following night’s show and she has appeared on the programme a number of times since.
The new presenters and shows will join LBC’s stellar line-up which includes some of the best-known names in British broadcasting, including Nick Ferrari, James O’Brien, Shelagh Fogarty, Eddie Mair, Iain Dale, Andrew Castle and Maajid Nawaz.
Available across the UK on DAB digital radio and TV, Global Player on your smart speaker, iOS or Android device, LBC.co.uk and also in London on 97.3 FM.
September 9, 2020 4:40am ET by Global