Peter Bowes

Los Angeles Correspondent, BBC News

The BBC’s man in LA weighs in on the Hollywood interview, the presidential election… and OJ Simpson

11th August 2016

Working for the BBC as a Correspondent based in Los Angeles, Peter has interviewed almost everyone in Hollywood, and is now covering the 2016 US presidential election. Well known to listeners of Radios 1, 2 and 5 Live, he also writes and makes documentaries about diet, exercise, and the ageing process. In this in-depth interview, he describes what it was like to cover the shocking OJ Simpson trial; reveals how different BBC programmes compete with one another; and explains how the celebrity junket interviews work – including memorable encounters with Cher, Harrison Ford… and even Bill Clinton.