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They're coming to take me away, ha ha...
They're coming to take me away, ha ha

Thursday 27 April, 11.30am-12pm, Radio 4

John Sessions looks at the ways in which comedians have treated the subject of mental health. Contributors include Paul Whitehouse and Peter Byrne.

Analysis: Wasted on the young?

Thursday 27 April, 8.30-9pm, Radio 4

British youth maintains the admirable tradition of alarming, perplexing and disappointing its elders. But how wide is the generation gap and have the middle aged - and even old aged - colonised youth culture?

Dispatches: Undercover copper

Thursday 27 April, 9-10pm, Channel 4

An experienced policewoman spent four months recording her life on the front line. Her footage shows a disturbing lack of respect and care for members of the public and dereliction of duty.

A World without water

Saturday 29 April, 7.30-9pm, Channel 4

Tells the story of the dramatic impact of the battle for water ownership on the lives of four groups of people across the developing world and in the globe's richest nation. The film looks at families in Bolivia, India, Tanzania and the US.

The archive hour: High society

Saturday 29 April, 8-9pm, Radio 4

Stewart Henderson traces the history of tower blocks in Liverpool, from their speedy ascent to their dramatic demolition.

Unreliable evidence

Tuesday 2 May, 9-9.30am, Radio 4

Clive Anderson's series looking at legal issues considers the Human Rights Act, five years on from its incorporation into English law. Has it advanced the rights of British citizens or has it merely been a cash cow for lawyers?

Meeting housing demand

Wednesday 17 May, 27 Sussex Place, London, NW1

The pressure on local government workers charged with delivering housing to the community has never been greater. Authorities in both rural and urban areas face unprecedented demand. Top-performing councils, key housing providers, regional planning experts and central government policy experts will give advice and guidance on how to come up with a successful housing strategy.

For the full programme visit

CPA improvement planning

Wednesday 31 May, Earls Court Conference Centre, London SW5

Due to high demand, the venue for this conference has been changed. It combines essential guidance from the Audit Commission and Improvement & Development Agency, alongside case studies from councils.


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