I've got a lot of time for Andrew Marr. And I mean that literally: I'm spending an insane six hours a day on public transport. He often accompanies me via the Start the Week podcast and, more recently, through his History of Modern Britain. I never saw the series, since I am sixth in line to the remote in our household, so reading the book is as close as I can get. It's like living in the fifties, my life.