Thursday 21 April 2011
Coming up on tonight's programme, presented by Kirsty Wark:
What does the record high price of gold tell us about the state of the global economy? Our Economics editor Paul Mason explains all.
As the Queen celebrates her 85th birthday, Michael Crick considers what ever happened to republicanism in the UK.
And we'll consider if the House of Lords - whose main job is to double check new laws to make sure they're fair and will work, is really the revising chamber it's supposed to be. British scientist and peer Baroness D'Souza says that the new intake at the Lords are a partisan lot who rarely, if ever, vote against the government. So what's the point of Parliament's second chamber?
Join Kirsty for all that and more at 2230 on BBC Two.