Sunday politics in the UK has an added dimension with the recently launched Peston on Sunday; in truth though Peston is not really a brand new slant on British politics.
Peston was the Business Editor for BBC News for eight years until 2014 when he went over to the 'other side' becoming the Political Editor of ITV News.
Peston on Sunday is a recent addition to the myriad of political 'chat' shows on air most Sunday mornings in the UK.
But ahead of its airing at 10am on ITV is the long-running Andrew Marr show on BBC1.
Sunday May 22 we decided to tune in for both but would we watch both fully or make a grab for the remote while they were still on air?
Andrew Marr Show
Marr kicks off as always with 'what's on' followed by a brief run-down of news headlines before moving on to mainstream hardcopy news headlines Sunday.
The editor of CapX and the Deputy Editor of the Sunday Times selected their preferred headlines for debate starting with the long-awaited Chilcot inquiry.
But it did not take long for the upcoming EU referendum to get centre stage.
Is Turkey about to join the EU and if it does how will that impact on the UK? The BRexit camp of the EU ref cites the possibility of huge numbers of migrants’ hot-footing it from Turkey to the UK if that happens.
The NHS in relation to the EU ref was more of the same.
CapX says it is 'for popular capitalism' while the Sunday Times is another right-wing publication from the Rupert Murdoch camp. Hardly surprising then that Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters get a negative nod.
Eddie Izzard was up next but it was in reality more of the same as he is campaigning for the UK to stay in the EU referendum.
He did start by trying to encourage Brits to register to vote and get out there and vote. If you have not registered yet to vote you have till June 7 to be eligible for voting in the EU ref.
As Eddie Izzard is one of those running for Labour's NEC Mr Corbyn was mentioned again briefly by Marr.
So almost halfway through Marr and it is time for a weather update.
Have any viewers learned anything new yet from today's show?
Tory MP and Vote Leave campaigner Penny Mordaunt was next up. The biggest issue for debate was when Turkey will join the EU which will have a perceived negative impact on the UK.
Ifs, ands, maybes and thinks gave this section of the Marr Show a circular treadmill feel.
The state of the Tory Party post EU ref was dismissed by Mordaunt who claimed the Conservatives will unite whether we leave the EU or not.
The NHS and the EU again.
This is the lede in for NHS boss Simon Stevens who is up next post some light relief.
Mordaunt and Marr continued to debate the EU and in particular Turkey, going round in confusing circles.
Before Simon Stevens the light relief with a Marr interview with Game of Thrones star Kit Harington. Harington is currently playing Dr Faustus on stage.
Simon Stevens and NHS debt, highlighted in an infographic, and health service financial restraints offered a change of debate albeit briefly.
Are NHS savings workable?
Simon Stevens talk of reorganising care sounds good on paper but each time the NHS reforms additional costs are incurred and staff demoralised.
The Tory government have failed to give the NHS the funding needed.
Here we go then the EU referendum and would leaving the EU result in more money available for the NHS?
Marr tries to put words in Stevens mouth claiming he is saying he recommends the UK stay in the EU but the NHS boss refuses to play that game.
Leaving the EU could impact on NHS staffing and the cost of drugs with a brief mention of TTIP.
Music from PJ Harvey closes the show.
The Big Questions follows and sounds fairly EU free but we are checking out Peston instead as David Cameron is one of his guests this weekend.
Peston on Sunday
The format is more relaxed than Marr but the subject matter is much the same.
Dressed down guests but they are the old guard of politics; Esther McVey for the Tories and Ed Balls for Labour, although he lost his seat at the 2015 General Election.
Jeremy Corbyn is not campaigning cross-party which may anger some politicians but his supporters will be pleased that he has shown real backbone.
And David Cameron for the 'big interview'.
If you believe Marr and Peston are truly different think again.
Peston opens his debate with Cameron by cherry-picking quotes from Simon Stevens interview on Marr.
Listening to Cameron quoting big retail bosses and Mark Carney the Bank of England boss there is little wonder some people remain confused on the EU in / out question.
For all this EU spin the only dead cert voters in the referendum are those wanting out.
On a personal level asking a young supermarket worker how she would vote she seemed more inclined not to bother voting saying she did not really 'understand it.
And that is the problem after listening to such hyperbole for weeks. The issues remain as clear as mud.
The Cameron interview ran true to form; bluster, spin, shouting down Peston and too many 'I will not go into that' incidences.
Cameron is used to getting his own way but unless you are a fan the interview was painful viewing.
Dodgy Dave has little credibility these days; sadly as Peston asks viewers to stay tuned for more from the PM we cannot take any more.
Conclusion: Two very differently styled 'political' chat shows but in reality two sides of the same coin.
Additional: If Turkey entering the EU bothers you apparently the UK has a veto they can use on that one but they will of course only be one voice.
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