To Host Brand New Agenda-Setting Sunday Show
Swarbrick On Sunday
All New Weekend Shows Also Announced For:
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).
“From the heart of Westminster, my new LBC Sunday morning show will be the place to hear and see those in power explain the decisions that affect us all.
I’m thrilled to be able to explore the big issues of the day, speaking to those who will define our future at a time of unprecedented change. I can’t wait to get started.”
Tom Swarbrick, LBC Presenter
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.
“Having enjoyed listening to LBC for years, I am thrilled to continue presenting, now with a regular slot. At this time of national crisis, honest debate on the biggest issues of the day has never been more important.”
David Lammy, Shadow Justice Secretary and Labour MP for Tottenham
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.
“I’m totally thrilled LBC are giving me my own spanking new and extended show and the chance to continue my ongoing education, courtesy of LBC’s incomparable callers. I can’t wait to get into the Sunday evening saddle – do join me for the ride.”
Rachel Johnson, LBC Presenter
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.
“Some politicians take time out at weekends by hitting the gym, reading books or going hillwalking. I’m excited to spend an hour on LBC talking to fascinating people about their life, their work and the change they’re making to the world.
From scientists to celebrities, artists to athletes and all sorts of world-beating figures in between, I’ll be asking them to share their story – the hard times as well as the good. It should make absorbing listening.”
Ruth Davidson, Leader of the Conservative party in the Scottish Parliament
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.
“We are delighted to announce LBC’s new schedule for the autumn and welcome these exciting new voices to LBC as we continue to set the standard for opinionated news broadcasting.
LBC is already home to the UK’s best speech broadcasters and our new presenters brilliantly complement our existing line-up. I know our listeners – the true stars of LBC – will enjoy tackling and debating the biggest stories of the moment with them all.”
Tom Cheal, LBC’s managing editor