Kee and Levin

1966 | United Kingdom

Late night interview series from Associated Rediffusion in which Robert Kee and Bernard Levin set the questions to key political and current affairs figures. Kee started his journalistic career on Picture Post magazine in 1949 before joining The Observer newspaper for whom he was a correspondent during the Suez Crisis in 1956. By the time he joined ITV in 1965 he was already a seasoned television reporter having done a stint on the BBC current affairs programme Panorama. Levin, a reporter and political commentator had apperared regularly on BBC television's weekly late-night satirical revue, That Was The Week That Was (aka TW3), where he conducted interviews and delivered monologues to camera about his pet hates. 

Sometimes scathing and forthright in his opinions Levin was no stranger to controversy and was once punched in the face during a live broadcast by a male member of the audience who took exception to a severe and critical review of a show that Levin had commented on the week before. Apparently, the show starred the man's wife. Fortunately, Levin managed to finish the single series of Kee and Levin unscathed.

Published on December 28th, 2018. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.