|Running time||30 mins (Monday)|
|Home station||BBC Radio 4|
|Air dates||since 10 April 1970|
Analysis is a BBC Radio 4 current affairs programme which has been running for more than 40 years, and is currently broadcast in a half-hour format.
Its aim is to examine "the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad" , and it covers various topics by means of interviews with academics and experts.
It takes an investigative journalism style and applies this to more global and strategic topics, at national and international levels, looking at the big picture.
In 2000 Analysis won the Political Studies Association 50th Anniversary Award for Outstanding Broadcast Journalism. In the 1970s and 1980s it was regularly presented by and associated with award winning journalist and commentator Mary Goldring.
- Ian McIntyre 1970–76
- Mary Goldring 1977–87
- Peter Hennessy 1986–92
- Andrew Dilnot 1994–
- Robert Tyrrell 1997–
- Peter Kellner 1995–98
- Frances Cairncross
- Ben Hammersley
- Kenan Malik
- BBC Radio 4 'Analysis' Database an online database of BBC Radio 4's Analysis documentary series hosted by AHDS Performing Arts
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