THE APPEARANCES AND PROGRAMMES

Click below to see and hear just a few of Michael's broadcast appearances.

Royal Television Society – Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture

Michael examines the UK's tradition of public service broadcasting, and asks whether in a rapidly changing broadcast market, public service broadcasters will continue to play an important role in our culture and society into the future.

Broadcast March 2015 Click here to view

Steve Wright in the Afternoon – BBC Radio 2

Michael chats to Steve about writing the latest book, tv series news and about life as Lord Dobbs of Wylye.

Broadcast March 2011 Click here to listen

The Politics of Ambridge – BBC Radio 4

Michael explores the sixty-year relationship between the fictional world of The Archers and real-life politics.

Broadcast January 2011. Duration 2 x 28mins – Episode 1Episode 2

Front Row – BBC Radio 4

To coincide with the 20th anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's resignation, Michael talks to Mark Lawson about the actors who have portrayed her.

Broadcast November 2010. Duration 7mins – Click here to listen

Beyond Westminster – BBC Radio 4

Michael explores whether political patronage is alive and kicking in our political system.

Broadcast August 2010. Duration 30mins – Click here to listen

The Book Show – Sky Arts

Michael visits Chartwell and talks about Churchill's writings.

Broadcast March 2010 – Click here to View

From Glory to Infamy – BBC Radio 4

As a senior adviser to both Margaret Thatcher and John Major, Michael was at the heart of Conservative Party election campaigns for two decades. He reflects on the turning points, the exhilaration and the despair of the contests he witnessed at first hand.

Broadcast March 2010. Duration 15mins – Click here to listen

A Family Affair by Michael Dobbs – BBC Radio 4

Saturday Play Michael's play follows Thatcher's last traumatic days in power, as seen from the perspective of her husband Denis and her family.

Broadcast November 2009. Duration 57mins – Click here to listen

BBC Breakfast News – February 2010

Michael makes an appearance on BBC1's breakfast programme, discussing 'The Reluctant Hero', 'House of Cards' and of course MPs' expenses.

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Archive on 4 – Politics Between the Covers – BBC Radio 4

Mark Lawson delves into the seamier side of politics to consider the fascinating line where fact meets fiction.

Broadcast November 2009. Duration 58mins – Click here to listen

Brighton: The Bomb that Changed Politics – BBC Radio 4

On the anniversary of the Brighton Bomb, Michael presents a controversial documentary about security at Westminster and other political venues.

Duration 28mins – Click to listen

Classrooms to Power – The Schooldays of Winston Churchill & Margaret Thatcher – BBC Radio 4

Michael examines the schooldays of leading prime ministers and discovers what that time reveals about the adult politicians they would later become. Click here to view Radio Times article

Episodes: Winston ChurchillMargaret ThatcherRadio 4 Pick of the Week Review