Friday 18 September 2009
Coming up on Newsnight:
We've had a week of pronouncements from the political parties on cuts in public spending.
Today we learned the Chancellor Alistair Darling is meeting Cabinet colleagues to identify savings.
We'll be analysing what looks like a change in Labour's rhetoric and strategy, and what it means for the Conservatives.
We also have a fascinating film from American pollster Cornell Belcher.
Mr Belcher worked for the Democratic Party and Barack Obama ahead of last year's presidential election.
He has visited two marginal constituencies to hear people's views and its not good news for Gordon Brown.
And we'll also be joined by our usual political panel to discuss.
Here's Kirsty with what is coming up on Newsnight Review:
Our guests Germaine Greer, John Harris, Oliver Kamm, who is a banker-turned-leader writer, and comedian Robin Ince, bring their own perspectives and prejudices to the Newsnight Review trading floor.
This week they've watched and listened to two BBC dramas about the collapse of Lehmans, and a documentary, and read a book by a Lehmans insider.
They've been to London's Royal Court Theatre to see a preview of Enron, Lucy Prebble's new play which turns that spectacular crash into a song and dance affair, and to the Shunt theatre company's Money - a multilayered performance piece in a giant warehouse in London Bridge, based on Zola's story of a 19th Century banking scandal.
And... Oh how we laughed! Comedians, satirists and cartoonists have found easy prey amongst the banking giants who fell to earth. Does humour help us through the crisis, or reinforce a simplistic view of it?
Join us for all that and more.