1.The Early Years: The Fifth Beatle

1.The Early Years: The Fifth Beatle

By BBC Radio 4

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson. A bit of a mouthful. To most people - and there are those that hate it - he’s simply Boris.

This series tells the story of Boris Johnson - from boy to man to Prime Minister. In each episode Adam Fleming talks to a range of people who’ve known, watched, worked or dealt with him.

In this first episode we hear about the early years.


Andrew Gimson, political journalist and author of Boris - The Making of the Prime Minister.

Sonia Purnell, writer and journalist and author of Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition

Michael Cockerell, broadcaster and journalist who made the acclaimed documentary Boris Johnson: The Irresistible Rise

Producers: Ben Carter and Natasha Fernandes Editor: Emma Rippon Production co-ordinator: Brenda Brown Studio Engineer: Rod Farqahar

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