2019 has been a tumultuous year in British politics, with suitability for leadership one of the biggest questions in voters’ minds. Do we ever know what we’re getting when we have a new prime minister? In the world of Tom Bradby’s seventh novel Secret Service, things are about to get a whole lot worse, as the leading contender for PM is suspected of being a Russian spy and the country’s security hangs by a thread. Hear how Bradby melds work as ITN’s News at Ten news anchor with novel-writing, especially when UK political life is currently stranger than fiction.
In conversation with Alex Clark, journalist, critic and broadcaster
With thanks to Aerial Collective