Boris Johnson

"Politics isn't just a story. It's something that genuinely affects people's lives": Sky News' Beth Rigby on covering political pandemonium

Beth Rigby in the studio

Starting with the 2014 Scottish independence referendum and tunnelling through to the government implosion of 2022, we’re on a whistle-stop tour of all the political drama she has covered as a lobby journalist over the past 13 years. It’s quite a sight. It takes serious patience to keep up with the volatile world of British politics, but Rigby has been laser focused on the beat since 2010.

Watch Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson in gripping new trailer for Sky drama This England

Actor Kenneth Branagh playing blonde-haired Prime Minister Boris Johnson opening door of Number 10 Downing Street

Following Boris Johnson’s turbulent first months as Prime Minister as the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic ripped through the UK, the drama takes us inside the halls of power.

Co-written and directed by Michael Winterbottom (Greed), This England explores Johnson’s attempts to juggle Brexit and his own controversial personal and political life while the country faced its biggest crisis in modern history.

Channel 4 to chart the rise and fall of Boris Johnson for new docuseries

Boris will look at the events that shaped the man from his time at Eton College through to his premiership.

Across four hour-long episodes, the documentary will draw from rare archive footage and consult those with intimate knowledge of Johnson - both friends and enemies – to reveal his true character.

Spitting Image to return as BritBox UK’s first original commission

The first of two new series, starting in autumn this year, will be lampooning the likes of Boris Johnson, Harry & Meghan, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

Co-creator Roger Law will head the creative team once again, having previously established the original series.

“The new Spitting Image will be global through a uniquely British eye, it will be more outrageous, audacious and salacious than the previous incarnation,” said Law.

Ofcom: In the eye of the storm

This was always going to be a big year for Ofcom. Its to-do list for 2020 includes: overhauling the telecoms market and upgrading the UK’s broadband network; a major review of public service broadcasting and its future in the face of changing technology and audience habits and huge global competition; tackling both “online harm” and industry diversity issues; updating EU “audio-visual services” rules post Brexit; and, as the BBC’s regulator, trying to sharpen the corporation’s performance and decision-making.