Recently on BBC4 there was a fascinating programme about the history of the TV interview, Frost on Interviews.
In it, a string of famous interviewers – and interviewees – discuss the evolution of TV interviews, how different presenters and journalists approach their craft, what different types of interview are trying to achieve, and the art of a successful interview.
If you’re ever likely to be interviewed, and even if you’re not, it’s well worth a watch.
There are a few tips on taking control of an interview by such masters of the art as Michael Heseltine.
Here, it comes in four parts: