Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg: who are the guests this week, which channel is it on, what time does it start?

Laura Kuenssberg left her role as the BBC Politics Editor earlier this year and has now taken Andrew Marr’s old Sunday morning slot on BBC One

The BBC’s flagship weekend politics programme Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg is back.

It has replaced The Andrew Marr Show which came to an end in 2022. The new format has drawn plenty of attention and high profile guests since launching in September.

The programme is helmed by former BBC Politics Editor Laura Kuenssberg, who stood down from the role in April and was replaced by Chris Mason. Each episode sees the host joined by a rotating carousel of guests who discuss the biggest stories in British politics that week.

Laura Kuenssberg interviews Prime Minister Liz Truss on the BBC1 current affairs programme, Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg

The ex-Prime Minister Liz Truss and former chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng have both appeared on the programme since its launch - although new PM Rishi Sunak is yet to be interviewed on the show. Comedian Joe Lycett made headlines after his satirical appearance on the show’s first episode on 4 September.

But how can you watch Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg, is it available on catch-up and who will be the guests for this week? Here is all you need to know:

Who will be the guests on Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg?

The guests for the BBC’s flagship Sunday politics show have just been announced. The full list of guests were confirmed by BBC Politics on Saturday (21 January) evening ahead of 22 January episode.

The guests are:

  • Foreign Secretary James Cleverly
  • Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves
  • FM Nicola Sturgeon
  • Tesco chair John Allan
  • Journalist Rachel Johnson
  • Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith

Laura Kuenssberg and guests will have no shortage of topics to discuss this weekend following another busy week in British politics. The Prime Minister was fined after a video showed him not wearing a seatbelt in the back of a car, meanwhile Nadhim Zahawi admitted paying a tax settlement after a dispute with HMRC.

Previous guests include the likes of Truss, former chancellor Kwarteng and Rishi Sunak.

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What channel is Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg?

The flagship BBC Sunday politics programme airs weekly on BBC One and One HD. It will also be available to watch on BBC iPlayer if you are unable to watch it on the TV.

Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg is described as: “The big names behind the big stories. Laura Kuenssberg talks to those making the news, inside and outside politics.”

It has replaced the Andrew Marr Show, which ran from 2005 until 2021. It came to an end following the host’s departure from the BBC, he has since joined LBC.

The flagship programme had been rebranded as Sunday Morning until the launch of Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg in September 2022.

What time does Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg start?

The progamme will begin at 9am on Sundays and lasts for 60 minutes, finishing around 10am. Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg airs at the same time every Sunday, since it launched in September.

Is it available to watch on iPlayer?

If you are not able to watch Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg live on TV, it will be available on catch upon on BBC iPlayer. For those who have a TV licence they will be able to watch it on iPlayer as it airs.