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Last Updated: Friday, 21 April 2006, 14:34 GMT 15:34 UK
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THIS WEEK
Alain de Botton
Other people's misery makes us very happy.

Pessimistic voices, especially pessimistic comedians, cheer us up.

You hear Victor Meldrew and think: "I thought I was unhappy, but not as unhappy as him!"

Alain de Botton
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2340 With Andrew on a well-earned break, we welcome our guest host Piers Morgan, who introduces the Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes of late night TV: Diane Abbott and Michael Portillo.

2342 It's 25 years this month since the Brixton race riots. Today marks the anniversary of Enoch Powell's infamous anti-immigration Rivers Of Blood speech. And here in 2006, the politics of race have hopped up the agenda again this week. We asked Oona King for her Take Of The Week.

2345 Oona joins Piers, Diane and Michael to discuss her Take.

2355 Our regular guest Jonathan Freedland has recently turned his hand to thriller writing! So, who better to talk us through the heroes, villains, code-breakers and plot twists of this political week in the Round Up?

0001 MP Lembit Ípik joins us to discuss the Round Up.

0013 During National Depression Week, we go the other way and cast our Spotlight on happiness, joined by Alain De Botton, author of The Architecture Of Happiness.

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