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Newsnight Review, 13 April, 2007

  • Newsnight
  • 13 Apr 07, 07:16 PM

The Lives of OthersThe panel discusses: The Lives Of Others - a Cold War paranoia film set in 1980s East Berlin; Joe Penhall's last play Landscape With Weapon; BBC Four's Diary Of A Nobody by Andrew Davies; and Joshua Ferris's debut novel Then We Came To the End.

Details on the Review website.

Martha is joined by Matthew Sweet, Nikki Gemmell, Sarah Churchwell and Johann Hari.

Watch on BBC Two at 2300BST after Newsnight and on the Review website from Saturday.

Friday, 13 April, 2007

  • Newsnight
  • 13 Apr 07, 06:49 PM

calais-2005203.jpgSangatte Two? During the course of 2002 ten thousand illegal immigrants found their way across the channel to Kent. It was a number that fell dramatically - by 88% - once the French closed down the asylum centre at Sangatte. Now there is talk of broken promises and a repeat performance of that level of clandestine immigration. French authorities have given the go ahead for a welfare centre in Calais to reopen. Is this a pragmatic response to a problem that hasn't completely gone away?

Plus: A World Bank chief scandal; new Russian revolutionaries; and the future of nuclear energy.

Comment on Friday's programme here.

We are all ethical men and women now

  • Justin Rowlatt -
  • 13 Apr 07, 05:57 PM

family203.jpgMy year of living as the BBC’s Ethical Man came to an end this week. It has been a long year (it actually started last February) but, I think, a successful one. Take a look at Professor’s Tim final carbon footprint for us. My family’s ethical endeavours succeeded in reducing our total carbon footprint by 20%.

If that doesn’t impress you - and anyone who saw this Wednesday’s programme will know Bee wasn’t – then I would urge you to look just at the first bit of the table, direct carbon emissions. That’s things like personal transport and home heating and power which we have full control over. There our total was 37%. A very creditable result I’d say - and the Professor agrees.

So here’s the big test: what things will we go on doing?

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