ITV ditches Dimbleby's 'Sunday' interviews

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Dimbleby has been interviewing senior political figures on Sunday lunch-times for a decade. His show is the successor to heavyweight interview-based programmes, including those presented by Brian Walden and Matthew Parris, dating back to the 1970s and made from London Television Centre.

Walden, who presented Weekend World, created the blueprint for the long-form television interview, telling his team to create a "tree-like" map showing the potential directions an interview could take and how answers could be headed off.