Morgan & Platell was a political news talk show featuring former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan and former Tory mouthpiece Amanda Platell. With a format similar to CNN's Crossfire, each episode of Morgan & Platell featured spirited debates with Morgan speaking for the left and Platell for the right. When the show first aired, Piers Morgan was best known for his attacks on Tony Blair while the Daily Mirror editor. Platell, on the other hand, was a columnist for the Daily Mail as well as the head of the Conservative Party's communications during the William Hague era. With both hosts coming from opposing ends of the political spectrum, the show featured a rotating guest every episode, giving the show's hosts a third person to debate and discuss the hot issues of the political world. Produced by Mentorn Oxford for the Channel 4 Television Corporation, Morgan & Platell began in 2004 and lasted for three seasons.