Andrew Marr is the host of The Andrew Marr Show on BBC One, the agenda-setting interview programme. His first edition of the Sunday morning show was broadcast on 11 September 2005. He moved to the programme after a five-year stint as Political Editor at BBC News. Andrew also presents BBC Radio 4's Start The Week each Monday morning. He joined the programme in November 2002. He wrote and presented Andrew Marr's History Of Modern Britain (BBC Two), winning a string of awards including a Royal Television Society award for best historical programme.
Andrew Marr joined The Scotsman as a trainee and junior/business reporter in 1981 and became parliamentary correspondent in 1984 and political correspondent in 1986. He worked for two years at The Independent, then returned to The Scotsman as political editor in 1986. He moved to become political editor at The Economist from 1988 to 1992. He then returned to the Independent as chief political commentator in 1992 and was promoted to editor in 1996. He became a columnist for The Express and The Observer in 1998 before being appointed as BBC political editor in May 2000.
Andrew Marr has had six books published: The Battle For Scotland (Penguin, 1992); Ruling Britannia (Penguin, 1996, 1998); The Day Britain Died (Profile, 2000); My Trade (Macmillan, 2004); and A History Of Modern Britain (2007). A History of Modern Britain part 2 (2009). Later on in 2011, his book Diamond Queen will be published.
Andrew Marr's broadcasting includes series on contemporary thinkers for BBC Two and Radio 4, and political documentaries for Channel 4 and BBC One's Panorama. More recently he has written and presented a series on Darwin and the History of Modern Britain series 2 was broadcast November 2009. 2011 sees the transmision of the Megacity which is a look at how the mega cities of the world operate. He is currently working on 2 major landmark documentaries for the BBC, one which will celebrate the life of the Queen and is due to be transmitted in January 2012.
Andrew Marr has received more than a dozen major awards for writing and broadcasting - including from BAFTA, the Royal Television Society and most recently the Broadcasting Press Guild, which awarded two prizes for The Andrew Marr Show and Andrew Marr's History Of Modern Britain.