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Sunday Supplements in 2003

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 7 December, political writer and commentator Julia Langdon talked to some of the 25 current Members of Parliament who are themselves the children of politicians.

From 19 October, Michael White from The Guardian investigated some of the less well-known parts of the political architecture at Westminster.

From 21 September, Steve Richards recalled some of the by-elections that shook the political world.

From 24 August, Brian Walden examined some of the greatest rivalries in politics.

From 3 August, Dinah Lammiman presented a three part Roadshow following MPs as they leave Westminster to scrutinise the machinery of government.

From 6 July, Gyles Brandreth presented his rules for surviving as an MP.

From 15 July, the right-wing political commentator Simon Heffer offers his provocative thoughts on society's ills, turning his fire on the liberal establishment.

From 18 May, the author Christopher Silvester looked behind the scenes to find out the secrets about political speech-writing.

From 4 May, Nick Utechin looked back to the beginnings of Hansard and finds out how it operates today

From 2 March, the former Conservative Chancellor Kenneth Clarke explored the most crucial pairing in government.

From 16 February, the comedian Alexei Sayle - once a member of the Communist Party's youth wing - talked to former comrades about the party's rise and fall.

From 26 January, the political columnist and broadcaster Steve Richards talks to the big names who took a mighty fall.

Over three weeks he spoke to Chris Patten, Peter Tatchell and Shirley Williams, who recalled how defeat tasted and how they rebuilt their lives afterwards.


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