Roy Hattersley

Roy Hattersley - Politician - Presenter - Awards Host

Roy Hattersley received a peerage in the 1997 Dissolution Honours List but only uses the title only for matters concerning the House of Lords

Political Career

Elected to Parliament 1964

Under Secretary of State Department of Employment 1966-69

Minister of Defence 1969-70

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs 1974-76

Privy Councillor 1975

Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection 1967-79

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party 1983-92


Broadcast Credits

TV Series – written and presented;

Fight Again (BBC2), Attlee (BBC2), The Hard Sell (BBC1), Contemporaries (GMTV)

Radio Series – Written and presented;

Who Goes Home? (two series). Guest presenter on Start the Week

TV Programmes – appearances;

Question Time, Have I Got News for you?, all current affairs programmes and numerous documentaries, Labour; The Widerness Years and The Poison Chalice.

Radio Programmes – appearances;

Any Questions?, News Quiz, Out of Order, Between the Lines, Word of Mouth, My Word, Quote Unquote, Looking Forward to the Past, all current affairs and numerous arts and political programmes.


A Yorkshire Boyhood, Goodbye to Yorkshire, Politics Apart, Press Gang, Endpiece Revisited, Between Ourselves, Choose Freedom: the Future of Democratic Socialism, Who Goes Home? Fifty Years On: A Prejudiced History of Britain Since the War, Buster’s Diaries – As told to Roy Hattersley, Blood and Fire: The story of William and Catherine Booth and Their Salvation Army.  


The Maker’s Mark, In the Quiet Earth, Skylark’s Song


Columns and feature article contract with The Guardian. Previous contracts: The Mail, The Mail on Sunday and The Sunday Times. Articles on politics, arts and sport for all major newspapers. Previous columns in The Spectator, The Listener, Punch, The Daily Express; television news, The Sunday Express; sports broadcasting.