|Running time||30 mins (Monday)|
|Country of origin||UK|
|Home station||BBC Radio 4|
|Created by||George Fischer|
|Original release||10 April 1970 – present|
Analysis is a BBC Radio 4 current affairs programme which has been running for more than 40 years, and is currently broadcast in a half-hour format.
Its aim is to examine "the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad", and it covers various topics by means of interviews with academics and experts.
It takes an investigative journalism style and applies this to more global and strategic topics, at national and international levels, looking at the big picture.
In 2000 Analysis won the Political Studies Association 50th Anniversary Award for Outstanding Broadcast Journalism. In the 1970s and 1980s it was regularly presented by and associated with award winning journalist and commentator Mary Goldring.