This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC Parliament on Friday, August 23 2019

05:50Westminster Hall - Pension Credit MPs take part in a Westminster Hall debate on access to pension credit, from Wednesday 24 July. 
06:55Briefings - Vernon Bogdanor Professor Vernon Bogdanor delivers a Gresham College lecture in the Museum of London on Britain and Europe, from Wednesday 13 March. 
07:50Speaker's House - Lord Norton... ...on Willie Whitelaw. Lord Norton delivers a lecture on "What if Ted Heath had resigned in October 1974 and Willie Whitelaw had become Tory Leader?" in the Speaker's House from Monday 18 March. 
08:40BOOKtalk - Scott Colvin Mark D'Arcy talks to Scott Colvin about his recent book How to Survive a Select Committee. 
08:55Work and Pensions Committee... ...with Amber Rudd. Work and Pension Committee's evidence session with work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd on the work of her department, from Wednesday 24 July. 
10:00Briefings - Lord Rees of Ludlow Lord Rees of Ludlow delivers the Lord Speaker's Lecture, 'On the Future: technology and environmental stresses in 2050 and beyond', from Wednesday 27 February. 
10:40The Reith Lectures 2019: Rights... ...and the Ideal Constitution. 4/5. Jonathan Sumption, formerly one of England and Wales's most senior judges sitting in the UK's Supreme Court, assesses the US and UK's constitutional models. 
11:10House of Lords - Priorities for... ...the Government. A statement on the priorities for the new government, from Thursday 24 July. 
12:00BOOKtalk - Sophie Ambler Mark D'Arcy talks to Sophie Therese Ambler about her new book 'The Song of Simon de Montfort: England's First Revolutionary'. 
12:20Housing Committee with Dame... ...Judith Hackitt. Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee's session on building regulations and fire safety, from Monday 22 July. 
14:05Lord Speaker's Lecture - Jack... ...McConnell. Jack McConnell delivers the Lord Speaker Lecture on '20 Years of Scottish Devolution: Pass or Fail?' From Wednesday 15 May. 
14:45BOOKtalk - Rachel Reeves Mark D'Arcy in discussion with Labour MP Rachel Reeves about her book Women of Westminster The MPs Who Changed Politics. 
15:05Briefings - Northern Ireland... ...Backstop. The panel held on the problems and possible solutions around the Northern Ireland 'backstop' required as part of the deal reached with the EU over Brexit. 
15:50Scottish First Minister's... ...Questions. Questions in the Scottish Parliament to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon from Thursday 27 June. 
16:35BOOKtalk - Jack Straw Mark D'Arcy talks to former foreign secretary Jack Straw about his new book 'The English Job: Understanding Iran and why it distrusts Britain.'. 
16:55The Reith Lectures 2019:... ...Shifting the Foundations. 5/5. Jonathan Sumption makes some suggestions to restore faith in democracy. 
17:25Briefings - Tony Hall Tony Hall delivers the Lord Speaker Lecture, 'The BBC and the future of News: Impartiality, the fightback against 'fake news' and the global role of the BBC', from Wed 20 March. 
18:05Briefings - Theresa May at... ...Chatham House. Theresa May giving one of her last speeches as Prime Minister on the state of politics domestically and internationally at Chatham House in London, from Wednesday 17 July. 
18:50BOOKtalk - Robin Renwick Mark D'Arcy talks to former British ambassador Robin Renwick about his new book Not Quite a Diplomat. 
19:10Boris Johnson Leadership... ...Election Speech. Newly-elected Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson speaks at an event in central London following the announcement of his victory over Jeremy Hunt, from Tuesday 23 July. 
19:15Prime Minister's Questions Coverage of Theresa May's final session of Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, from Wednesday 24 July. 
20:20Theresa May Leaves Downing Street Prime minister Theresa May speaks in Downing Street moments before travelling to Buckingham Palace to hand her resignation to the Queen, from Wednesday 24 July. 
20:25Boris Johnson Downing Street... ...Speech. Prime minister Boris Johnson speaks in Downing Street after being asked by the Queen to form a new government, from Wednesday 24 July. 
20:40BOOKtalk - Peter Riddell Mark D'Arcy in discussion with author and historian Peter Riddell on his book 15 Minutes of Power The Uncertain Life of British Ministers. 
20:55House of Commons - Boris... ...Johnson Statement. Coverage of a statement to the House of Commons by new prime minister Boris Johnson on his government's priorities, followed by questioning by MPs, from Thursday 25 July. 
22:25Laws and Ladies Daniel Brittain is joined by crossbench peer Baroness Meacher, Conservative peer Baroness Fookes and Labour peer Baroness Prosser for more discussion of political news. 
22:55Briefings - Gordon Brown on Brexit The speech by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Brexit and the incoming new Conservative government, from Monday 22 July. 
23:20Briefings - A Brief History of... ...(Parliamentary) Time. Dr Paul Seaward, research professor, History of Parliament Trust delivering a lecture entitled A Brief History of (Parliamentary) Time, from Wednesday 12 June. 
00:05BOOKtalk - David Kogan Mark D'Arcy in discussion with author David Kogan about his book Protest and Power The Battle for the Labour Party. 
00:25Climate Change Committee with... ...David Attenborough. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee's session on Clean Growth Strategy. 
01:25The Reith Lectures 2019: Law's... ...Expanding Empire. 1/5. Former judge, Jonathan Sumption, explains how the growth of the law, driven by a demand for greater security and less risk, now means that we have less liberty. 
01:55Briefings - Jo Swinson... ...Leadership Election Speech. The speech by Jo Swinson shortly after she won the Liberal Democrat leadership election, from Monday 22 July. 
02:15House of Lords - Public... ...Services and Young People. The debate in the House of Lords on the impact of public services on the lives of young people, from Thursday 18 July. 
04:05BOOKtalk - Katie Hickman Mark D'Arcy in discussion with historian Katie Hickman about her new book - She-Merchants, Buccaneers and Gentlewomen: British women in India 1600-1900. 
04:20Welsh Affairs Committee on Ford... ...at Bridgend. A committee session on the proposed closure of the Ford plant at Bridgend, from Monday 8 July. 
05:25Welsh First Minister's Questions Questions in the Welsh Assembly to First Minister Mark Drakeford from Tuesday 16 July.