Wednesday's episode runs for 90 minutes in order to show full coverage of Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons.

The BBC's political editor Andrew Marr appeared most Wednesday's to discuss Prime Minister's Questions. He was replaced by Nick Robinson.

On 12th July 2018 the BBC announced major changes to its political and parliamentary programming as part of major cost cutting at BBC News. Among the changes announced was that The Daily Politics would be replaced by a new programme entitled Politics Live broadcast Monday to Friday. The national Sunday Politics programme has been axed but regional versions of that programme will continue.

Broadcast from 8th January 2003 to 24th July 2018 clocking up 2,700 episodes plus 210 editions of the Sunday Politics.