Ritula Shah of The World Tonight and PM is not generally one of life's most aggressive interviewers - though she has her moments.
Anecdotally, this month provided a classic case of biased left-wing interviewing, as outlined here: http://beebbiascraig.blogspot.com/2009/10/ritulaistic-bit-of-tory-bating.html.
What though of her interruption coefficients for October?
07/10 Phil Woolas Labour 1.2
23/10 Philip Hammond Conservative 1
13/10 Sir George Young Conservative 1
02/10 Sir Malcolm Rifkind Conservative 0.4
06/10 Eric Pickles Conservative 0.3
19/10 Ed Miliband Labour 0.3
07/10 William Hague Conservative 0.2
23/10 Vince Cable Lib Dem 0
08/10 Michael Gove Conservative 0
12/10 Geraldine Smith Labour 0
10/10 Desmond Swayne Conservative 0
13/10 Barry Sheerman Labour 0
Her averages for October show that it's pretty much even-stevens between Labour and the Conservatives, though there's an almost obligatory I.C. of 0 for Vince Cable!:
Conservatives - 0.41
Labour - 0.38
Lib Dems - 0
How typical is this? Well, looking back at the 41 interviews I've covered since June, it's fairly typical. They reveal a slight anti-Tory bias, and a bit of a soft spot for the Liberal Democrats:
Conservatives (15) - 0.42
Labour (21) - 0.31
Lib Dems (5) - 0.08