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Is it 'cos I is black?...
Is it 'cos I is black?

Thursday 24 May, 9:00-10:00pm, BBC3

In an exposé of politically-correct Britain, presenter of Asian descent, Adil Ray travels the country to see how much he can blag using his minority status because people are too politically correct to question his mischievous antics. Alongside him is non able-bodied actor David Proud and a white male control sample, comedian Karl Lucas. The three are set the same challenges to out polically-correct attitudes in councils, the work place, supermarkets, taxi ranks and restaurants.

Dispatches: bin wars

Thursday 24 May, 9:00-10:00pm, Channel 4

The current affairs series investigates whether the nation's anger over cuts to rubbish collection is justified, examining why councils have brought these changes about. Using scientific analysis, this film examines the bacteria breeding in bins and investigates whether fortnightly collections has an impact on vermin populations.

Power to the people

Monday 28 May, 9:00-10:00pm, BBC2

Tim Samuels helps some of the most neglected old people in Britain air their grievances by breaking into the pop charts. Meet The Zimmers, the world's oldest rock band with a combined age of more than 3,000. The 40-strong troupe is led by 90-year-old lead singer Alf. With a U2 producer on board, can the pensioners get their voices heard by breaking into the top 10?

Between ourselves

Tuesday 29 May, 9:30-9:58pm, BBC Radio 4

Olivia O'Leary (left) brings together two people who have had similar experiences, to hear their stories and compare the long-term effects on each of their lives. In this programme, police officers who have been victims of violent attacks talk about the traumatising after-effects.

Transforming local government services

Tuesday 5 June, Jury's, London WC1B

Service transformation is being carried out by local government to modernise services. Building on the Varney review and white paper, this conference looks at the programmes to embed efficient practice and delivery.


Strengthening the role of councillors

Thursday 7 June, Hotel Ibis, London SW5

This conference will help you develop and support councillors. Councillors need the latest campaign techniques, insights into budgets and examples of delivering benefits for their constituents in new ways.


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