This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC Parliament on Wednesday, April 1 2020

05:50Coronavirus Treasury Committee Treasury Committee's virtual evidence session on the economic impact of coronavirus with evdience from Kate Bell and Rain Newton-Smith, from Tuesday 31 March. 
07:55Downing Street Coronavirus News... ...Conference. The latest news conference held by Michael Gove, joined by deputy chief medical officer Jenny Harries and NHS England national medical director Stephen Powis, from 31 March. 
08:40Acts and Facts: Warren Hastings Historian Sean Lang delivers a short lecture on Warren Hastings, who was tried for impeachment over what was claimed to be his corrupt government of India. 
08:45Urgent Question on Britons Abroad The urgent question in the House of Commons on help for Britons stuck abroad during the coronavirus pandemic, from Tuesday 24 March. 
09:30Live Scottish Parliament Including stage 1 debate on emergency legislation to tackle coronavirus followed by a statement on social security at 1130 and a statement from Nicola Sturgeon at noon. 
13:00Reflections: Labour and the SDP 4/5. In the fourth programme in a series of half-hour unscripted talks on party splits, political journalist Steve Richards looks at how divisions in Labour led to the formation of the SDP. 
13:30Acts and Facts: 1936 Abdication... ...Crisis. Historian Kate Williams delivers a short lecture on King Edward VIII renouncing the throne to marry the American divorcee Wallis Simpson in 1936. 
13:35BOOKtalk Mark D'Arcy talks to author and politician Kenny MacAskill about his book Radical Scotland on Scotland's radical political history. 
14:00Live Scottish Parliament Live coverage of the Scottish Parliament including the remaining stages of the emergency coronavirus legislation with votes expected at 1800. 
18:15Acts and Facts: 1534 Act of... ...Supremacy. A short lecture by historian Kate Williams on the 1534 Act of Supremacy which made Henry VIII the head of the church in England. 
18:20Scottish Parliament -... ...Coronavirus Statement. The statement in the Scottish Parliament by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf on the coronavirus, from Tuesday 24 March. 
20:35The Week in Parliament Highlights from across the week in Parliament as well as the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly and the Northern Ireland Assembly, presented by David Cornock. [S] 
21:05BOOKtalk Mark D'Arcy talks to barrister and broadcaster Hashi Mohamed about his book People Like Us What it Takes to Make it in Modern Britain. 
21:20Acts and Facts: 1876 Royal... ...Titles Act. Historian Sean Lang delivers a short lecture on the 1876 Royal Titles Act, which gave Queen Victoria the title of Empress of India. 
21:25Reflections: When Parties Split 2/5. Political journalist Steve Richards looks at Joseph Chamberlain, who first split the Liberal Party and later the Unionists. 
21:55Downing Street Coronavirus News... ...Conference. Coverage of the latest news conference from the government on tackling coronavirus. 
22:40Acts and Facts Historian Sean Lang delivers a short lecture on the 1935 Government of India Act, which granted India a degree of self-government. 
22:45BOOKtalk Mark D'Arcy talks to economist and journalist Liam Halligan about his book Home Truths on the UK's housing shortage. 
23:00Global Traffic Deaths Debate The debate in the House of Lords on efforts to reduce global traffic deaths as part of the UN's sustainable development goals, from Thursday 19 March. 
00:30Acts and Facts Professor Vernon Bogdanor on the 1931 National Government formed by Labour leader Ramsay MacDonald to avoid a general election during a financial crisis. 
00:35BOOKtalk Mark D'Arcy talks to Emma Crewe and Andrew Walker about their book, An Extraordinary Scandal, on the MPs expenses crisis of 2009. 
00:50Acts and Facts Historian Kate Williams on the 1832 Reform Act, which widened the franchise for general elections, created constituencies in new cities and abolished the 'rotten boroughs'. 
00:55Urgent Question on Help for the... ...Self-Employed. The Urgent Question in the House of Commons on help for the self-employed during the coronavirus outbreak, from Tuesday 24 March. 
01:45BOOKtalk Mark D'Arcy talks to journalist and broadcaster Kim Ghattas about her book Black Wave, about the rivalry that has shaped the Middle East. 
02:00Reflections: When Parties Split 3/5. Political journalist Steve Richards looks at Ramsay MacDonald and the Labour party split on formation of the National Government. 
02:30Acts and Facts Historian Kate Williams delivers a short lecture on the Introduction of compulsory military service in 1916. 
02:35Welsh First Minister's... ...Coronavirus Statement. First Minister Mark Drakeford makes a statement updating Assembly Members on Coronavirus, from Tuesday 24 March. 
04:00Acts and Facts Professor Vernon Bogdanor delivering a short lecture on the 1975 referendum held to either confirm the UKs membership of the Common Market or leave it. 
04:05BOOKtalk Mark D'Arcy talks to historian Simon Heffer about his book Staring at God Britain in the Great War. 
04:20Coronavirus Science and... ...Research Committee. The Science and Technology select committee session on UK science, research and technology capability and influence in global disease outbreaks.