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BBC and OU programme explores ‘The Brexit Storm’

As Parliament continues to negotiate leaving the European Union, The Brexit Storm: Laura Kuenssberg’s Inside Story gives viewers a front-row seat to nine turbulent months of political history. Co-produced by the BBC and The Open University’s Broadcast and Partnerships team, the one-off special airs on Monday 1 April at 9pm on BBC Two.

With candid access to many of the key players, the BBC’s Politics Editor gives never-before-seen insight into the moment the Prime Minister announces her Chequers Plan, to Brussels where Theresa May navigates her way towards a deal with the EU, and finally returning to London to witness the toughest parliamentary battles of the modern era.

OU Academic Consultants, Dr Peter Wood, Visiting Fellow for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Geography and Alan Shipman, Lecturer in Economics have been heavily involved in the production of the programme. There is also extensive research and information on Brexit on OpenLearn, including a quiz to test whether you’re prepared.

Dr Peter Wood commented:

“The Brexit Storm shows how media and politics combine in modern Britain, as a top political journalist strides through the escalating crossfire to ensure all sides are heard. Combining The Open University’s academic rigour with the BBC’s privileged access, Laura captures the unstudied thoughts and debates of some of the country’s most influential parliamentarians on both sides of the Brexit debate.”

The Brexit Storm: Laura Kuenssberg’s Inside Story is on BBC Two on Monday 1 April at 9pm. 

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Programme Credits

  • Commissioned by Dr Caroline Ogilvie, Head of Broadcast & Partnerships
  • Academic Consultant Mr Alan Shipman and Dr Peter Wood
  • Media Fellow  Dr Alison Penn
  • Broadcast Project Manager Mr Matthew Ray
  • Digital Content Producer Mr Daniel Browne

About Author

Hannah is part of the Media Relations Team at The Open University, working with the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies. With experience both agency and in-house, Hannah has worked on campaigns for a number of large corporate companies and brands, including RBS, NatWest, Travelodge, Audible, AA and the Royal Academy of Dance. She has completed a Masters in Publishing Studies from Oxford Brookes and is currently studying towards a DipHE in Computer, IT and Design. In her free time she enjoys photography, reading and going to the theatre.

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