Alan Johnson – Politician and broadcaster, has regularly appeared on ‘Question Time’ (BBC1) and ‘This Week’ (BBC1), while showing a more humorous side with guest presenter stints on Have I Got News For You (BBC1). Along side documentaries like ‘Alan Johnson: The Post Office and Me’ (BBC4) and indulging his passion in ‘The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number 1’ (ITV1).
Alan’s work in government includes positions as; Home Secretary, Education Secretary and Health Secretary, and as MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle. He will happily tackle matters of electoral reform, trade unionists, fairness at work and Jeremy Corbyn.
Alan says his greatest achievement is the campaign for British Fishermen, which helped secure their claim for compensation. 25 years after distant water trawlermen had their industry destroyed, by the agreement that the government reached with Iceland, to end the so called ‘Cod Wars’.
Alan Johnson became the youngest General Secretary in the history of the Union of Communication Workers, when he was elected to the post in January 1992. He went on to be elected as a Labour MP in 1997. Twenty years later he still manages to find the time, to play tennis and football – did we mention he’s a huge (and long-suffering) fan of QPR?
- Have I Got News For You (BBC One)
- Alan Johnson: The Post Office and Me (BBC4)
- This Week (BBC One)
- The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number 1 (ITV1)
- Yes, Prime Minister: Re Elected (Comedy Gold)
- That Sunday Night Show (ITV1)
- Question Time (BBC One)
- Jamie’s Return to School Dinners (C4)
Alan Johnson is a popular guest speaker on a variety of subjects, including many anecdotes from his time in Westminster.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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