BBC political journalist Adam Fleming will launch a ‘Boris’ podcast, focusing on the life and times of former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday July 9, just two days after Johnson left Downing Street.
Fleming, who hosts the BBC’s ‘Newscast’ podcast, and his guests will tell the story of Johnson – the man who became known simply as ‘Boris’ – and who rose to occupy the highest depending on the country.
The series will tell the story of Johnson, from boy to man to prime minister. Each week, Adam will be joined by guests who watched, worked and treated him from his early school years in Brussels and Eton until his resignation this week following the desertion of dozens of government ministers.
In Episode 1, Adam will discuss Johnson’s early years through the end of his upperclass schooling at Eton. He will be joined by Andrew Gimson, political journalist and author of “Boris – The Making of the Prime Minister”, Sonia Purnell, writer and journalist and author of “Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition”, and Michael Cockerell, broadcaster and journalist who directed the acclaimed documentary Boris Johnson: the irresistible rise.
The first podcast episode of Boris will be available on BBC Sounds from Saturday July 9, with further episodes coming out next week. Boris will broadcast weekly at 5:30 p.m. on Radio 4 from Saturday July 9.