At 9pm on 25 March, BBC2 will screen Boris Johnson: The Irresistible Rise, a documentary on the Mayor.
Anticipation for the show reached fever pitch yesterday morning following an intemperate exchange between Mr. Johnson and Eddie Mair on the Andrew Marr Show. Mair began by questioning Boris about the documentary, before launching into a stiff series of questions about the mayor's integrity and past. The interview provoked mass excitement among Twitter, with many congratulating Eddie Mair for his forthright style; some, like Dan Hodges on his Telegraph blog, were outraged by the interviewer's style, calling it a "disgrace" composed of "reheated tittle-tattle, most of which dates back quarter of a century".
Fair comment, although what was perhaps key was Boris Johnson's apparent inability to remain calm and coherent under an all-too rare spell of focused pressure from an aggressive interviewer, a skill he'd need to polish were those Prime Ministerial ambitions to ever be realised. The interview, and tonight's documentary, could answer the question about just how likely it is that Boris will one day decamp from Islington to Downing Street.