Peter Snow began his career
. His unbounded enthusiasm for politics
and the political process meant that he rapidly became the
voice of election
analysis in the UK
, bringing knowledge of the science of psephology
to general attention.
For 18 years he presented the BBC's flagship news analysis programme, Newsnight, as well as receiving awards for his on-the-spot reporting from Kuwait during the Gulf War. In 1997 he moved over to popular science programme Tomorrow's World to which he applied his distinctive style along with luscious co-presenter Philippa Forrester.
He describes his most memorable TV experience as:
Watching a million Chinese digging a canal from Beijing to the sea in 1972 - with their hands.