3. The Early Journalism Years: Shouting at the Yucca Plant

July 14, 2022

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 the third episode, we hear about the early journalism years.


Sonia Purnell is a writer and journalist and author of Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition and a former colleague of Boris Johnson at the Daily Telegraph

Geoff Meade, Brussels Correspondent for PA at the same time as Boris’s stint as The Telegraph’s Brussels Correspondent. He has over 35 years experience covering EU affairs.

Peter Guilford, a former Times correspondent and later a spokesperson for European Commissioner, Leon Brittan

Producers: Ben Carter, Natasha Fernandes and Lucinda Borrell Editor: Emma Rippon Production co-ordinator: Brenda Brown Studio Engineer: James Beard neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.