Wednesday 19 January 2011
Here is Matt Frei with details of Wednesday's programme:
Tamper with the NHS at your peril. That seems to be the lesson from recent history and it is one which David Cameron has apparently thumbed his nose at by introducing the most sweeping changes to the Health Service in England since its creation in 1948. We will be asking the government, the opposition and a troika of GPs whether this amounts to a radical but necessary make-over or an unwise gamble.
There is clearly no shortage of Hutzbah in Downing Street. The government finds itself caught between the rock of inflation and the hard place of a sputtering recovery relying on historically low interest rates. Before you can say Events, Dear Boy, Events - along comes another - the highest youth unemployment figures since records began. But is the combination of austerity policies and a bleak economy creating a '68 generation of disaffected youth? Or will circumstances just cow young people into submission?
And finally Henry Kissinger, the gravel voiced Maestro of Realpolitik is here to tell us what's at stake in the awkward dance between China and America. He first went to the Middle Kingdom with his then boss Richard Nixon, when the country was a largely agrarian state emerging from the trauma of revolution and famine. Now China has become America's banker.
Do join me at 10.30pm on BBC Two.