The Edition

The quiet radicalism of Elizabeth II

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In this week’s episode:

Robert Hardman & Angela Levin, two of the UK’s royal specialists, explore the character of the Queen and the impact she has had on the institution of the monarchy. (00:36)

Also this week:

For now, it seems that Boris Johnson is hanging on after the publishing of the Sue Gray report, but how stable is his position? Could a vote of no confidence be closer than anyone expects? The Spectator’s political editor James Forsyth joins the podcast to discuss. (13:47)

And finally:

Is Chinese cinema in decline? Cindy Yu writes on this in this week’s Spectator, and she joins the podcast along with Andrew Heskins, the founder of, a review website specialising in Asian film, and co-founder of the film festival, Focus Hong Kong. (23:33)

Hosted by Lara Prendergast

Produced by Sam Holmes

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