Tracey Emin, Stewart Lee and Lord Coe to guest edit Radio 4’s Today programme

Current affairs show's seasonal line-up of editors announced


BBC Radio 4 has announced the line-up of guest editors who’ll be overseeing the Today programme toward the end of the holiday season.


Temporarily occupying the editor’s chair between Monday 26 and Saturday 31 December will be London Olympics chief Lord Coe (26th), billionaire entrepreneur Mo Ibrahim (27th), artist Tracey Emin (28th), the former chairman of Lloyds, Sir Victor Blank (29th), ex-House of Commons speaker Baroness Boothroyd (30th) and comedian Stewart Lee (31st).

Since 2003, the venerable current affairs programme has been guest edited by a selection of noteworthy public figures between Boxing Day and the new year.

Previous years have seen such figures as Damon Albarn, Professor Stephen Hawking, Colin Firth and Yoko Ono steering the programme through the post-Christmas period.


Today has aired on Radio 4 since 1957, with the current incarnation of the programme broadcasting six days a week and bringing the nation a mixture of news bulletins, political interviews, in-depth reports and the religious slot Thought for the Day.