Double Standards with Afshin Rattansi is a political satire and interview programme broadcast from the heart of London that exposes the hypocrisy of world powers with comedy and high-profile guests.

Afshin Rattansi is an award-winning journalist who has worked at the BBC Today programme (in the run up to the war on Iraq in 2003), CNN International, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera Arabic, Press TV, TV-am and a number of Channel 4 (UK) commissioned production companies. He started in journalism on The Guardian (London) for which he wrote a column and had written for the New Statesman, The Oldie, Counterpunch, Critical Quarterly and Flaunt Magazine. He was also chief catastrophe risk analyst at a leading Lloyd’s of London agency. His quartet of novels, “The Dream of the Decade” are available at Amazon.com.

Double Standards is a weekly political satire and interview programme, broadcast internationally on Press TV. SATURDAYS 2230 GMT (2330 BRITISH SUMMER TIME)

REPEATED : Sundays 0630 GMT (0730 BST) / 1430 GMT (1530 BST) and Mondays 1230 GMT (1330 BST)