This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC Parliament on Tuesday, August 20 2019

04:50Housing Committee with Dame... ...Judith Hackitt. Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee's session on building regulations and fire safety, from Monday 22 July. 
06:35Lord 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. 
07:15BOOKtalk - Rachel Reeves Mark D'Arcy in discussion with Labour MP Rachel Reeves about her book Women of Westminster The MPs Who Changed Politics. 
07:35Briefings - 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. 
08:20Scottish First Minister's... ...Questions. Questions in the Scottish Parliament to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon from Thursday 27 June. 
09:05BOOKtalk - 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.'. 
09:25The Reith Lectures 2019:... ...Shifting the Foundations. 5/5. Jonathan Sumption makes some suggestions to restore faith in democracy. 
09:55Briefings - 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. 
10:35Briefings - 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. 
11:20BOOKtalk - Robin Renwick Mark D'Arcy talks to former British ambassador Robin Renwick about his new book Not Quite a Diplomat. 
11:40Boris 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. 
11:45Prime Minister's Questions Coverage of Theresa May's final session of Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, from Wednesday 24 July. 
12:50Theresa 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. 
12:55Boris 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. 
13:10BOOKtalk - 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. 
13:25House 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. 
14:55Laws 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. 
15:25Briefings - Gordon Brown on Brexit The speech by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Brexit and the incoming new Conservative government, from Monday 22 July. 
15:50Briefings - 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. 
16:35BOOKtalk - David Kogan Mark D'Arcy in discussion with author David Kogan about his book Protest and Power The Battle for the Labour Party. 
16:55Climate Change Committee with... ...David Attenborough. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee's session on Clean Growth Strategy. 
17:55The 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. 
18:25Briefings - Jo Swinson... ...Leadership Election Speech. The speech by Jo Swinson shortly after she won the Liberal Democrat leadership election, from Monday 22 July. 
18:45House 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. 
20:35BOOKtalk - 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. 
20:50Welsh Affairs Committee on Ford... Bridgend. A committee session on the proposed closure of the Ford plant at Bridgend, from Monday 8 July. 
21:55Welsh First Minister's Questions Questions in the Welsh Assembly to First Minister Mark Drakeford from Tuesday 16 July. 
22:55Speaker's House Lecture -... ...Joanna Cherry. SNP MP Joanna Cherry delivers a lecture on 'Women and British Politics, where next?' from Monday 21 January. 
23:45Briefings - Sir Mark Sedwill The speech by the cabinet secretary Sir Mark Sedwill on future public service challenges at the Institute of Government, from Thursday 13 June. 
00:35BOOKtalk - Dick Leonard and... ...Mark Garnett. Mark D'Arcy talks to historians Dick Leonard and Mark Garnett about their new book Titans: Fox vs Pitt. 
00:50The Reith Lectures 2019: In... ...Praise of Politics. 2/5. Jonathan Sumption discusses state legitimacy and how democracy can be effective in accommodating political differences. 
01:20Briefings - Donald Trump and... ...Theresa May. US president Donald Trump and prime minister Theresa May holding a joint news conference in Whitehall as part of the president's state visit to the UK, from Tuesday 4 June. 
01:45Briefings - Jeremy Corbyn at... ...Trump State Visit. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the anti-Trump visit protests in central London, from Tuesday 4 June. 
02:00House of Lords - Leaking of... ...Confidential Emails. Debate on leaks of private communications of the UK's ambassador to the United States. 
02:55Westminster Hall - Defence... ...Spending. The debate in the House of Commons' second chamber, Westminster Hall, on defence spending, from Tuesday 16 July. 
04:25BOOKtalk - Jon Davis and John... ...Rentoul. Mark D'Arcy talks to Jon Davis and John Rentoul about their latest book Heroes or Villains?: The Blair Government Reconsidered. 
04:45Speaker's House - Sir Edward... ...Leigh on Michael Heseltine. Sir Edward Leigh delivers a lecture on 'What if Michael Heseltine, not John Major, had become PM in 1990?' in the Speaker's House from Monday 20 May. 
05:15The Reith Lectures 2019: Human... ...Rights and Wrongs. 3/5. In his third lecture, Jonathan Sumption argues that concepts of human rights have a long history in the common law. 
05:50BOOKtalk - Vernon Bogdanor Mark D'Arcy in conversation with Professor Vernon Bogdanor about his latest book, Beyond Brexit Towards a British Constitution.