Legendary broadcaster John Simpson heads new BBC programme
7th March 2022
A wonderful new BBC2 current affairs programme starts tomorrow night! It will take the spin out of the overspun politics of broadcasting.
The new weekly current affairs programme, ‘Unspun World’, will launch Wednesday 23rd February on BBC Two at 11:15pm.
‘Unspun World’ is presented by legendary BBC News World Affairs Editor, John Simpson and will cover the biggest international news stories with analysis from leading BBC correspondents worldwide providing expert analysis of the international stories shaping our world.
The 30-minute broadcast will showcase the expertise of the BBC’s global reporting talent, across BBC News and BBC World Service. New Broadcasting House in London will be the home of the show, but also tap into the BBC’s worldwide network of correspondents.
Speaking about the new show, BBC World Affairs Editor and presenter John Simpson said: “I am incredibly excited to launch my new BBC Two programme, Unspun World. The show provides a fantastic opportunity to display the BBC’s huge range of experts across the globe, and get their specialist analysis of big issues.
We will provide the unvarnished truth, no spin and no hiding from key subjects. Our balanced and thoughtful take on these matters will provide the audience with a new key fixture in their weekly TV schedules. After all, there are a plethora of exciting stories to cover and a chance to utilise the BBC’s knowledge and prowess from around the globe. I can’t wait to get started.”
Liz Gibbons, BBC Executive News Editor, said: “John has been an essential broadcasting voice for the BBC for over 50 years and no one knows the landscape and breadth of our reporting as well as he does. He has reported from over 100 countries, recently embarked on another trip to Afghanistan, covering the new Taliban regime.
“Unspun World will provide BBC audiences with unique insights from BBC’s reporters, with John bringing his vast expertise to the helm.”
You can watch Unspun World every week on BBC Two, starting on Wednesday 23rd February at 11:15pm. You can also catch-up on BBC iPlayer. The programme will also be broadcast on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News.