The Lock In with Jeremy Paxman

Jeremy Paxman, of Newsnight and University Challenge fame, has decided there must be more to life than cudgelling politicians and students on TV. ‘The Lock In’ is, as he puts it, “an excuse for me to talk to people I want to hear from, in a place I wan...

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