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At home with John Sergeant

09 October 2020

John Sergeant is a veteran political broadcaster for the BBC and ITV, a much-loved Strictly contestant back in 2008 and now a Saga vlogger. Discover his musings on life and lockdown here.

John Sergeant
John joined the BBC as a radio reporter in 1970 and covered stories in more than 25 countries, becoming the BBC's chief political correspondent from 1992-2000.

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  • Episode 1 – staying at home – a strange kind of heroism
  • Episode 2 – the impact of social distancing on Ealing
  • Episode 3 – the gift of talking to strangers
  • Episode 4 – recollections of a young Boris Johnson
  • Episode 5 – language – inadequate and reductive or a crucial weapon?
  • Episode 6 – from blue tits in the garden to the leader of the free world
  • Episode 7 – how does communication determine what we think and do?
  • Episode 8 – stories to tell – a chance encounter with Winston Churchill
  • Episode 9 – the New Normal – how are we meant to behave as we emerge from hibernation?
  • Episode 10 – the lessons of time – predicting the future based on the past
  • Episode 11 – as lockdown eases, John reflects on his experiences as a travel journalist
  • Episode 12 – how can you tell when a politician is confused? When they’re talking about the coronavirus
  • Episode 13 – cometh the hour, cometh the internet
  • Episode 14 – the only thing we have to fear...
  • Episode 15 – the eerie experience of venturing out after lockdown
  • Episode 16 – maritime poems and sagas of the sea
  • Episode 17 – Cornish smugglers, pirates and the exile of Napoleon


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