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Martha Kearney looks at secret government papers from 1992.

Martha Kearney offers a fresh perspective on history as she opens up the National Archives and delves into the secret government files of 1992.

Martha Kearney offers a fresh perspective on history as she opens up the National Archives and delves into the secret government files of 1992 - the year of Black Wednesday, Maastricht Ratification, the queen's "Annus Horribilis", and an election result that almost nobody saw coming.

John Major was still a relatively new fixture in Downing Street - but was already juggling the demands of an election campaign with deep divides in his own party over Europe. His papers from 1992 - including secret correspondence, minutes of top secret meetings and telephone calls, confidential policy advice, and the Prime Minister's own handwritten notes - reveal a story full of resonance with our current political climate.

Joining Martha to look through the papers are then Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont, former Labour Lord Chancellor Charlie Falconer and the journalist John Sergeant.

Producer: Robert Nicholson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

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Andrea Leadsom MP, Piers Morgan, Emily Thornberry MP, Jeanette Winterson

Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from Lady Margaret School in Fulham, London.

Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from Lady Margaret School in Fulham, London, with Andrea Leadsom MP, Piers Morgan, Emily Thornberry MP and Jeanette Winterson.

Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from Lady Margaret School in Fulham, London, with the Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom MP, journalist and presenter Piers Morgan, Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry MP and the author Jeanette Winterson.

Together they debate the local election results, Brexit bill defeats in the House of Lords, the proposal for paid sabbaticals to help with teacher retention rates, and whether it's a good time to be growing up as a girl in the UK.

Steve Richards looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

Steve Richards asks why Europe always torments Tory Prime Ministers. A new mayor explains his difficult task. And what if parties of the left all worked together?

Steve Richards asks why Europe always torments Tory Prime Ministers. A new Mayor explains his difficult task. And what if parties of the left all worked together?

Editor: Peter Mulligan.

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The Next Crash

What could cause a future financial crash? Ian Goldin investigates.

What could cause a future financial crash? Ian Goldin talks to some of the world's leading economists about whether we have learnt lessons from 2008.

What could cause a future financial crash? Ian Goldin, professor of globalisation and development at Oxford University, talks to some of the world's leading economists about whether we have learnt lessons from the 2008 financial crash and whether countries are now better prepared to meet the next crisis. Or are we condemned to another economic meltdown, perhaps even more severe, which would provide new fuel to the fires of populism? A decade ago, the world was taken by surprise. Will it be again? Featuring contributions from the IMF's Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, Lord Nick Stern, Professor Peter Piot, Pascal Lamy and Jeffrey Sachs.

Producer: Ben Carter

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Ken Clarke MP, Stella Creasy MP, Tim Montgomerie, Gisela Stuart

Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from Somerville College, Oxford.

Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from Somerville College, Oxford. Panellists include Ken Clarke MP, Stella Creasy MP, Tim Montgomerie and Gisela Stuart.

Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from Somerville College, Oxford, with a panel including the former Chancellor of the Exchequer Ken Clarke MP, the Labour backbench MP Stella Creasy, the political commentator Tim Montgomerie and Gisela Stuart who is Chair of Change Britain and the new Chair of Wilton Park, the executive branch of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office which provides a global forum for strategic discussion. The panel discuss a range of issues including Theresa May's brexit deal, free speech at Universities and is there a crisis in young women's mental health crisis?

Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

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Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Dan Hannan MEP, Lord Hennessy, Clive Lewis MP

Jonathan Dimbleby presents topical debate from the University of East London

Jonathan Dimbleby presents topical debate from the University of East London's Docklands campus with Yasmin Alibhai -Brown, Dan Hannan MEP, Lord Hennessy and Clive Lewis MP

Jonathan Dimbleby presents topical debate from the University of East London's Docklands Campus with the journalist and author Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, the Conservative MEP Dan Hannan, the crossbench peer and historian Lord Hennessy and Shadow Treasury Minister Clive Lewis MP.

Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

Paul Waugh of HuffPost UK looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

Paul Waugh of HuffPost UK looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Sexual harrassment in Westminster, Gordon Brown's memoirs and Brexit legislation.

Paul Waugh of HuffPost UK looks behind the scenes at Westminster: swirling allegations of sexual harassment at Westminster - what is to be done about this unacceptable behaviour? Plus an appraisal of Gordon Brown's memoirs, and the ongoing complexities of Brexit legislation.

The editor is Marie Jessel.

Chris Morris asks what will happen to immigration after Brexit.

Return of the series that explains what is really at stake with Brexit. Free movement from the EU is set to end, so Chris Morris asks what will happen with immigration.

Return of the series that explains - in surprising ways - what's really at stake with Brexit. Immigration was a big referendum issue. With free movement from the EU set to come to an end, the UK will need an entirely new immigration policy. There have been leaks, hints, and proposals, but so far nothing concrete. Chris Morris asks what's really going to happen with immigration.

Producer: Ben Crighton

Editor: Hugh Levinson.

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Town v Gown: New Tribes in Brexit Britain

Edward Stourton investigates the impact of the education gap on voting and politics.

In the 2016 Brexit referendum, far more graduates voted remain than those with few qualifications. Edward Stourton examines the impact of the education gap on politics.

In the 2016 referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union, a stark division emerged: those with university degrees were far more likely to vote remain than those with few educational qualifications. And Britain is not the only country where such a gap exists - in the recent American presidential election, far more graduates voted for Hillary Clinton than for Donald Trump. Edward Stourton investigates the impact of this faultline on voting and politics, and asks how policy makers and wider society should respond.

Producer: Neil Koenig.

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Tom Newton Dunn of the Sun examines Theresa May's big speech on Brexit.

Tom Newton Dunn of the Sun examines Theresa May's big speech on Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn's decision to back a customs union.

The Editor is Peter Mulligan.

Sam Coates of The Times is behind the scenes at Westminster with reaction to the budget.

Sam Coates of The Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

Is the budget a legacy of George Osborne's? Plus the 'meaningful' vote on Brexit.

Sam Coates of The Times looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

To what extent do the austerity measures taken by George Osborne in 2010 impact on this week's budget? Why has the Labour front bench accepted the chancellor's tax cuts? And the "meaningful" vote on a Brexit deal - what lies in store?

The Editor is Marie Jessel.

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Do Assassinations Work?

Poison, exploding cigars and shooting down planes: tales of espionage and statesmanship.

Poison, exploding cigars and shooting down planes: Edward Stourton presents tales of espionage and statesmanship.

Poison, exploding cigars and shooting down planes: tales of espionage and statesmanship.

Government-ordered assassinations may seem the stuff of spy novels and movie scripts, but they seem to have entered the realm of reality of late. Why do states choose to take this action and can we measure their success? Edward Stourton assesses how various governments -including Israel, Russia, America and the UK - have dabbled in assassination and asks whether it works as a tool of foreign policy.

Producer: Phoebe Keane

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The Real Gender Pay Gap

Women are paid less than men and do more unpaid work. What's going on and can we fix it?

Women are paid less than men and do more unpaid work. The gender pay gap doubles after women become mothers. Female-dominated professions tend to be lower-paid than male-dominated ones. What's going on and can we fix it?

Reporter: Mary Ann Sieghart

Producer: Arlene Gregorius

Editor: Jasper Corbett

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Joanna Cherry MP, Max Hastings, Lord Howard, Keir Starmer MP

Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from Heathfield School in Ascot, Berkshire.

Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from Heathfield School in Ascot, Berkshire, with Joanna Cherry MP, Max Hastings, Lord Howard, and Keir Starmer MP.

Jonathan Dimbleby presents political debate from Heathfield School in Ascot, Berkshire, with the SNP's Joanna Cherry MP, Historian Max Hastings, former leader of the Conservative Party Lord Howard, and the Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer MP. The panel discuss the D Day commemorations, the Conservative leadership race and Brexit, Air travel and Climate Change and Independent Vs State Schools.

Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

Tom Newton Dunn of The Sun looks behind the scenes at Westminster.

Tom Newton Dunn of The Sun asks if the troubles of Theresa May are worse than those of John Major and his government in the 1990s.

Tom Newton Dunn of The Sun asks if the troubles of Theresa May are worse than those of John Major and his government in the 1990s. There's a protest about 'trial by media' in the Westminster sex abuse scandal. And from green uniforms to the green benches...why are there more ex-military MPs?

Editor: Peter Mulligan.

Brexit: A Guide for the Perplexed

Series 2 Where are we heading?

Chris Morris asks if we now know where the Brexit journey could take us.

How long will Brexit take? Could it happen suddenly, might it take many years, maybe never end? Chris Morris asks if we now know where the Brexit journey could take us.

How long will Brexit take? Could it happen suddenly, might it take many years, maybe never end? With all kinds of outcomes and transitions being discussed, Chris Morris asks whether we now know where the Brexit journey could take us

Producer: Chris Bowlby

Editor: Hugh Levinson.

Cameron Years

Series 1 Episode 2

Steve Richards looks back on David Cameron's years in power and explores his legacy.

Political columnist and broadcaster Steve Richards presents the second part of a series looking back on David Cameron's dramatic years in power and exploring his legacy.

The political columnist and commentator Steve Richards presents a major series looking back on David Cameron's dramatic years in power, through interviews with high-profile insiders. How did Mr Cameron go from promising not to "bang on about Europe" to being brought down by it? What is the significance of Brexit in his overall record and legacy? We look back on the other seismic events of his leadership - the first peacetime coalition government in nearly a century, the stewardship of the economy in the aftermath of a massive financial crash, the narrowly avoided constitutional crisis of the Scotland independence referendum, the 2015 general election victory against the odds.

Part Two focuses on David Cameron's mission to modernise and transform the Conservative party and its thinking, exploring ideas such as the Big Society, the major shake-up of education and health policy, social reforms such as same-sex marriage and the ambition to make the party more environmentally conscious. We examine the impact of the financial crisis and "austerity" on the Cameron governments. We ask whether there is such a thing as "Cameronism" and we assess the success of David Cameron's mission to make the Conservatives more diverse and representative of modern Britain.

Interviewees in the series include Craig Oliver, Oliver Letwin, Nicky Morgan, George Eustice, Nick Boles, Ed Vaizey, Camilla Cavendish, Gabby Bertin, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Ken Clarke, Nigel Farage, David Blunkett and Vince Cable.

Producer: Leala Padmanabhan

Executive Producer: Martin Rosenbaum.

Across the Red Line

Series 1 Should we all be feminists?

Anne McElvoy is joined by Joan Smith and Laura Perrins.

With author, journalist and human rights activist Joan Smith and former barrister and now co-editor of The Conservative Woman, Laura Perrins.

Anne McElvoy takes guests and listeners alike to the edges of their certainties. She brings together two figures who are active in the public debate on opposed sides of a principle.

Anne is joined by conflict resolution specialist Gabrielle Rifkind to lead the two guests through a series of structured conversations to encourage them to air the personal experiences, instincts and feelings that underpin their public positions. Together Anne and Gabrielle invite guests to do something that doesn't often feature in debates: really listen to each other.

Joining the discussion this week to discuss whether 'we should all be feminists' are author, journalist and human rights activist Joan Smith, and former barrister and now co-editor of The Conservative Woman, Laura Perrins.

George Parker of the Financial Times on the political events of the week.

George Parker of the Financial Times on the political events of the week, including anti-Semitism in the Labour party and the implications of Brexit for diplomacy.

George Parker of the Financial Times examines the political events of the week, including the state of anti-Semitism in the Labour party and the implications of Brexit for UK diplomacy.

Question Time Extra Time

Edinburgh 11/10/2018

Adrian Chiles and Chris Mason are joined by comedian Mark Nelson

Adrian Chiles and Chris Mason are joined by comedian Mark Nelson as they discuss Question Time, education and Nordic leggings.

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