...and on this morning's Today, as well as an Ed Stourton interview with Liberal Democrat Lynne Featherstone, which scored an I.C. of 0, we heard three more politician-centred interviews by Jim Naughtie.
First we had Labour MP Andrew Dismore, who scored an I.C. of 0, and finally came an interview with Labour minister Ivan Lewis, which also scored an I.C. of 0.
In between, Naughtie interviewed the Conservative shadow chancellor George Osborne. What was the I.C. this time? Was it also o? Of course not. It was 1.2. Lasting 8 minutes, the Osborne interview contained 10 interruptions, and (though not counting towards the overall I.C. - as they never do) there were no less than 9 abortive interruptions (those attempts to interrupt that either stop almost before they start or just fail to stop/divert the interviewee). It was a hostile interview.