Thursday 18 February 2010
UPDATE - MORE DETAIL ON TONIGHT'S PROGRAMME:
Tonight we'll be looking at the huge question - how do we pay for the elderly?
With a growing elderly population and concerns about the standard of current care services, there is considerable debate about how to reform social care provision.
Tomorrow the Health Secretary Andy Burnham is hosting a conference on the issue, after more than a week of bickering between the main political parties.
Currently, those who have assets of more than £23,000 (including their house - so pretty much anyone who owns a home) have to fund their own care, whether at home or in residential housing. As a result many older people have no option but to sell their homes to fund their care. Is that fair?
Could we actually afford to pay for more? And if so how? We'll discuss this tonight with Joan Bakewell, the editor of Saga magazine Emma Soames and the Shadow Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.
The Dalai Lama has been meeting President Obama today. Big deal you might think. Well, the US and China both think it is.
China warned the meeting could damage already febrile relations further. Beijing flexed its financial muscle in December by selling billions of dollars of US bonds and expressing concerns over its investments in the States.
And there have been further ructions over the US sale of arms to Taiwan, Google's withdrawal from China and even the Copenhagen climate negotiations.
Tonight Paul Mason will look at the state of relations between China and America and we'll be discussing where it might all end.
And Steve Smith will be examining the work and life of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century - Henry Moore.
ENTRY FROM 1141GMT
We will be looking further into the Dubai Hamas killing, as the Israeli ambassador to the UK meets officials at the foreign office to discuss the fraudulent use of British by the alleged killers of a Hamas commander.
And we'll discuss whether a row is brewing over the Falkland islands. Argentina has announced tighter controls on all ships passing through its waters over UK plans to drill for oil.
And Stephen Smith visits Tate Britain in the run up to their Henry Moore exhibition. It's a major reappraisal of the experimental sculptor and artist's work.
More details later.