Andrew Marr began his journalistic career with the Scotsman. He was part of the launch team of the Independent newspaper, the main political voice on The Economist, and a columnist for the Express and Observer. In 2000, he joined the BBC as its political editor and began his own Sunday morning interview programme, The Andrew Marr Show in 2005. For the past 15 years he has presented the ideas programme on BBC Radio 4, Start the Week. He has authored and presented many television documentary series, including a history of the world, Megacities, two histories of modern Britain and a series on the intellectual legacy of Charles Darwin. He is the author of 14 books.