Tuesday 20 April 2010
UPDATE - MORE DETAILS ON TONIGHT'S PROGRAMME:
Tonight, Paul Mason looks at what has changed in the banking system since boom and bust left the state picking up the pieces.
And, in a live interview, Jeremy Paxman will be asking Chancellor Alistair Darling whether his party, which was at the helm during the crash, can really be trusted to change the banks.
Plus, as hopes that most UK flights could soon return to the air are dashed by more volcanic ash drifting south from Iceland, Susan Watts examines the science behind the decisions being made and whether the air authorities from another region would have made a different choice.
We will also have the latest on how the plan to use Spain as an extraction point for stranded Britons is faring.
Also tonight, Michael Crick is in Dundee, and we have a live interview with Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond who, when launching his party's manifesto today put the case for a hung parliament and called for Scottish electors to vote SNP and achieve a "balanced parliament".
And we have the next instalment of Motorway Man, which this week sees Margaret Beckett arriving in her caravan and Stephen Smith weighing up the election odds with racing pundit John McCririck.
ENTRY FROM 1124BST:
As a new volcanic ash cloud means that plans to open swathes of airspace have been significantly revised, Susan Watts asks how robust is the science behind the decisions being made?
Are we relying on a system which is too inflexible and puts too much emphasis on modelling rather than empirical evidence?
Also, the political parties know there are votes in attacking banks, but who has the most radical and credible policies on financial services and balancing the wider economy?
Paul Mason will be looking at each of the main parties' plans and we have a live interview with Alistair Darling.
Michael Crick is in Dundee. The SNP manifesto is out today, and tonight we have a live interview with party leader Alex Salmond.
And we have the next instalment of Motorway Man, which this week sees Margaret Beckett arriving in her caravan and Stephen Smith weighing up the election odds with betting pundit John McCririck.