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Angelina Jolie to guest-edit Radio 4’s Today programme

Angelina Jolie to guest-edit Radio 4’s Today programme: Actress will feature refugees and violence against women when she takes reins of the flagship BBC show

  • Angelina Jolie, will take the reins on December 28, and will speak to refugees  
  • The actress and campaigner has already begun work on her stint at Today
  • Other guest editors include outgoing Question Time host David Dimbleby, 80 

She has combined a hugely successful Hollywood career with campaigning on a range of issues close to her heart.

So Angelina Jolie will not be short of ideas for stories to pursue when she guest-edits BBC Radio 4’s Today programme over Christmas.

Since 2003 the flagship current affairs show has invited prominent public figures to become the editor for a day during the festive period.

Jolie, 43, will take the reins on December 28, when she will highlight the issues of violence against women in conflict zones and the refugee crisis

Jolie, 43, will take the reins on December 28, when she will highlight the issues of violence against women in conflict zones and the refugee crisis.

She will speak to refugees and survivors of conflict directly during the show.

The mother-of-six, actress and campaigner has already begun work on her stint at Today.

Her spokesman said she is ‘grateful’ for the opportunity ‘to draw on the BBC’s global expertise and network to explore practical solutions to a number of pressing issues of our time’.

He added: ‘She has already begun working with the Today programme team and is looking forward to engaging a broad and diverse range of voices in the programme.’

Other guest editors will include outgoing Question Time host David Dimbleby, 80. Meanwhile, the subject of ‘outer space’ will be explored in a separate, theme-based episode of the Radio 4 programme.

Last year the Duke of Sussex was among the guest editors of the show, interviewing his own father, the Prince of Wales, and former US president Barack Obama.

Actress Carey Mulligan, comedian Sir Lenny Henry, House of Commons Speaker John Bercow and Professor Stephen Hawking have also previously steered Today for special Christmas editions. 

Jolie's spokesman said she is ‘grateful’ for the opportunity ‘to draw on the BBC’s global expertise and network to explore practical solutions to a number of pressing issues of our time’

Jolie’s spokesman said she is ‘grateful’ for the opportunity ‘to draw on the BBC’s global expertise and network to explore practical solutions to a number of pressing issues of our time’

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