Friday 18 December 2009 - in more detail
Here is Kirsty with more about tonight's Newsnight and Newsnight Review - the last programmes before our Christmas and New Year break - we return until 4 January 2010:
"Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen" croons Danny Kaye, but, "terrible, terrible Copenhagen" is tonight sounding more apt, as it may go down in history as the place where the Little Mermaid sang her siren call this week and a big climate deal almost hit the rocks.
We'll have the very latest on this day of frenzied activity to try to pull something half-way workable out of the waves.
Can arguments over money and transparency be resolved? Can Obama and Wen Jibao do a deal? Is Ed Miliband tearing his hair out? How is the Danish Environment Minister Connie Hedegaard, who has given her all to this summit, bearing up?
We are inviting them to come onto the programme live to tell us.
And then we have a bumper edition of Newsnight Review in which Michael Gove, Paul Morley, Ekow Eshun and Natalie Haynes will be in a fabulously festive fighting mood as they range over some of the big controversies, bright lights of the year and the ways the cultural world is moving.
We'll be talking about Lars Von Trier's "Antichrist" which sent the critics at Cannes reeling and Andrea Arnold's quite brilliant "Fish Tank" which won the Jury Prize at Cannes.
We'll visit arguments over fictionalising history that ignited around Jonathan Littel's Holocaust epic, The Kindly Ones, and Quentin Tarantino's Jewish revenge fantasy Ingloriuos Basterds.
David Hare played investigative journalist to create The Power of Yes. Can theatre based on verbatim accounts ever really be drama? And there was more on the economic crisis in Lucy Prebble's powerful play Enron.
And was this the year when Twitter went from a simple gossip site to a revolutionary tool?
Then we look back at the noughties decade - the decade of Newsnight Review and remind you that the show is evolving into The Review Show which will still be live on Friday night in the same slot, and with many of our well loved contributors - and many more besides, and it will be 45 minutes rather than 30 minutes.
Make a date with our first show on January 22nd 2010.