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Jeremy Vine on BBC One's This Week
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2338 Andrew welcomes you to the only political show that scissor-kicks, dribbles, shoots and scores its way into your hearts every Thursday night, and introduces politics' Alan Hanson and Gary Lineker: Michael Portillo and Diane Abbott.

2340 No one could accuse our politicians of "flagging" interest in footie. in fact, they've wrapped themselves in the flag so tightly they're in danger of suffocating. There are flags on David Cameron's bike, out of his West London window, on Tessa Jowell's car, and we're assured there'll be one flapping above Downing Street on England match days. Why the passion for these patriotic pennants? Is it healthy national pride. or has our collective IQ finally sunk below 50? We turned to a man with his finger on the cultural pulse: one of Britain's leading film and theatre directors, former head of the National Theatre, he's currently busy taking Mary Poppins to Broadway: Sir Richard Eyre gives us his Take Of The Week.

2344 Sir Richard comes to the studio to discuss his Take.

2355 There's been a whole host of shape-shifting monsters, backbench zombies and devilish deeds this Westminster week. You don't want to look, but you just can't stop yourself. Here's Radio Two's Jeremy Vine with his Hammer House of Political Horrors.

0011 We finally found out this week quite how big the black hole is in health service finances. Last year, nearly a third of all NHS organisations stacked up a combined debt of over 1.25bn. Some trusts ended up with money to spare but the NHS has been enjoying unprecedented wodges of cash since 1997. So what's going on? Is it a case of "crisis, what crisis?"? Or is the NHS doomed never to deliver what the politicians and public expect of it? This week, we put the health of the NHS in the Spotlight.

0013 Opera director, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London and Edinburgh, and Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Sir Jonathan Miller discusses the Spotlight.


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