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Dancing at the Wrecker's Ball...
Dancing at the Wrecker's Ball

Thursday 8 June, 11.30am-12pm, Radio 4

Actor and former quantity surveyor Bill Paterson takes a personal look at the highs and lows of Glasgow's architecture. He is joined by architects, musicians, historians and residents on a warm and witty journey around a city that doesn't like to do anything by halves.

Inside the Family Court

Thursday 8 June, 8-8.30pm, Radio 4

First of two programmes in which Jenny Cuffe looks at the workings of the country's only Family Court. She meets district judge Nicholas Crichton and his team, who - in the course of a day - could be asked to order that a baby be taken into care or that a child be put up for adoption.

Imagine a short history of tall buildings

Saturday 10 June, 7.20-8.20pm, BBC2

Alan Yentob crosses the globe to look at the history of the skyscraper. From the amusement parks and fairs of New York to the ruthless businessmen of Chicago, the influences that shaped the skyscraper are linked by passion, ego, greed and the relentless drive of technology.

The singing estate

Sunday 11 June, 8-9pm, Channel 5

A renowned conductor faces the challenge of his career when he tries to transform 40 residents from the Blackbird Leys Estate into a classical choir in just 12 weeks.

The last taboo

Monday 12 June, 11-11.30am, Radio 4

Romance between Asians and Afro-Caribbeans can often spark hostility from both communities. Tanya Datta tracks down couples who have challenged their families and uncovers a subject that is rarely discussed.

Embedding Every child matters

Wednesday 21 June, 76 Portland Place, London W1B

Schools and councils from around the country will showcase best practice, giving you an opportunity to network with the best in your field.

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Prudential code: policy insight and practical innovations

Wednesday 21 June, Radisson Edwardian Marlborough Hotel,

London W1

The prudential code has been a reality since 2004 but is prudential borrowing still in its infancy in your council? This LGC event will equip you with all the information you need to make the most of the code.

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