The British comedian, Rob Newman, made his name back in the 1990s as part of the cult-series “The Mary Whitehouse Experience”. Since then he has become increasing concerned about the politics of oil and climate change.

Next month on British TV, he returns with a one-off show “Robert Newman’s History of Oil” in which he looks at oil as the source of global conflict, and the dangers of climate change. He was interviewed by the Guardian Unlimited – listen to him here.