Monday 6 September 2010
Here's what is coming up in tonight's programme:
Home Secretary Theresa May today told Parliament it was "right" for the police to say they would examine any new evidence in the News of the World phone hacking case and the government would "await the outcome" of any further action.
Responding to an urgent question from Labour MP Tom Watson, she said the Metropolitan Police had indicated that "if there was further evidence, they would look at it".
Matt Prodger will be bringing us the latest on the story tonight.
MPs are to begin debating plans for a referendum on changing the way MPs are elected, as the Commons resumes business after the summer recess. They will debate a bill paving the way for a referendum on 5 May 2011 on changing to an alternative vote system.
The Tories oppose AV and some say the date will affect turnouts across the UK - it coincides with devolved elections. And although Labour back the poll, they have threatened to oppose the bill over proposals to change constituency sizes.
Tonight our Political editor Michael Crick will be explaining what AV is and where it might lead.
And we have a film from Peter Marshall about Pope Benedict XVI ahead of his UK visit later this month. Will the way he deals with paedophile priests be the measure by which his papacy is judged?
As a Cardinal Ratzinger held responsibility from 2001 for investigating the sexual abuse of minors by priests, so why did inquiries into serious abuse cases involving the former Archbishop of Vienna, the late Cardinal Hans Hermann Groer, and Father Marcial Maciel, the Mexican founder of the conservative order the Legionaries of Christ, run aground?
Jeremy is back in the presenter's chair - do join him at 2230 on BBC
Plans for a referendum on changing the way MPs are elected will take centre stage when the House of Commons resumes business today after the summer recess.
MPs will debating a bill paving the way for a referendum on 5 May next year on changing to an alternative vote (AV) system.
The commitment to hold a referendum on replacing the current first-past-the-post electoral system with AV was a key part of the coalition deal signed by the Conservatives and Lib Dems in May.
But many Tory MPs oppose AV and some say the date will affect turnouts across the UK as it coincides with devolved elections. And although Labour backs the referendum, it has threatened to oppose the bill over proposals to change constituency sizes.
We'll have the latest on the debate later.
We also have a film from Peter Marshall looking ahead to the Pope's UK visit later this month.
Further details to come.