Today Show

Former editor of BBC Today programme outlines challenges for Sarah Sands

To outsiders, the Today programme is the flagship of BBC News. It is the place where decision-­makers are held to account, and it provides radio’s gathering point for the chattering classes, their essential briefing for the day ahead.

To insiders, it’s a rather different experience: dreadful working hours, fuelled by grim Broadcasting House coffee – and, perhaps most surprisingly, a struggle for the resources commensurate with the programme’s reputation. Welcome to both of these worlds, Sarah Sands.