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Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 January 2006, 17:01 GMT
Sunday Supplements in 2005

The Sunday Supplement is the name given to the feature broadcast during the last fifteen minutes of The Westminster Hour.

The supplement is designed to give a different pace to the overall programme, either giving a more light-hearted take on the week's events, or by reflecting on the effects of a past political event.

From 11 December Clive Anderson asks what sort of protest is legitimate in pursuit of a cause?

From 20 November, Kirsten Lass interviews three key regulators and find out more about the people who keep a watchful eye on us, and what makes them tick.

On 30 October, the former Downing Street advisor Geoff Mulgan drew on his experiences of the machinery of government.

For three weeks from 9 October, the distinguished broadcaster Brian Walden looks back at historic events in British politics.

From 18 September, Paul Vickers met six new MPs and found out about their lives as parliamentarians.

On 28 August, Gyles Brandreth returned with more of his rules. Over three weeks he presented his tips for how to make an impact at a Party Conference.

For three weeks from 7 August, Julia Langdon looked at the lives and lively times of the Baronesses in the House of Lords.

On 24 and 31 July, Andrew Brown met some of the Church of England bishops who sit in the House of Lords and discussed the future of their role.

Over two weeks from 10 July, the journalist and documentary-maker Wayne Brittenden explored the history of anarchism.

For three weeks from 19 June, the author and columnist Simon Jenkins explored why the citizen so often finds his or her encounters with the State so frustrating and infuriating.

For three weeks from 29 May, the broadcaster Anthony Howard examined episodes of our political history which were sparked and shaped by letters to the newspapers.

For three weeks from 8 May, Anne Perkins recalled some famous political deals struck over the dinner table.

On 3 April , Robin Denselow recalled the tunes used by political parties as their past election campaign themes.

On 27 March, Alan Cochrane of the Daily Telegraph presented his personal view of the aftermath to a very Scottish political tale.

For four weeks from 27 February, the political commentators Michael Brown of The Independent and Kevin Maguire of the Daily Mirror cast an eye over the political events of the week gone by.

For three weeks from 6 February, the Daily Mail columnist Simon Heffer presented his personal view of society's problems explaining why he thinks the Whig interpretation of history is wrong.

From 23 January, the former Conservative MP Gyles Brandreth returned with another series of the Brandreth Rules. Over two weeks, he gave his witty and illuminating insights into how to scale the Westminster ladders while avoiding being bitten by the snakes.

From 2 January, Dennis Sewell explored the role religion has in helping to shape policy.


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