Monday 11 October 2010
Here is what is coming up on tonight's programme:
The government is considering asking all but the poorest graduates in England to pay a "market" rate of interest on their student loans.
Currently all graduates pay a low interest rate, linked to the base rate, on their tuition fee and maintenance loans.
The earnings level at which they start repaying loans may also be raised. An official review of higher education funding - due to be published tomorrow - is expected to call for the cap on tuition fees to be removed.
Tonight, our Political editor Michael Crick will be explaining why the changing landscape of further education and how it is funded is creating a big political problem for the coalition - all sides in government accept that tuition fees are going to have to go up, but since the Lib Dems promised at the last election to oppose higher fees it will be difficult for the coalition to reach a consensus.
Then we have a piece authored by Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair's chief of staff when he was in Downing Street.
His latest book reworks Machiavelli's influential work The Prince and offers advice on being in government and leadership, and recounts his own time inside Number 10. Mr Powell will be joined in debate by Mr Blair's Cabinet Secretary, Lord Butler.
And we have the second film in our series from Hartcliffe in Bristol meeting those who rely heavily on services under threat from planned public spending cuts which David Cameron has said will affect "our whole way of life".
This time we focus on law and order, crime and anti-social behaviour.