Thursday, May 31, 2007

Unreliable Evidence Described as "Radio 4's flagship law programme", Unreliable Evidence appears, as does Law in Action, in blocks, or series, of programmes. Presenter Clive Anderson's subject this week is the Attorney General. The current Attorney General, Peter Goldsmith, is interviewed as well as Dominic Grieve, shadow Attorney General, law professor Jeffrey Jowell and Lord Lester of Herne Hill, Q.C. The discussion is centered on the difficult role of the Attorney General as a politician and a legal advisor to the Crown, and especially on the advice given by Lord Goldsmith prior to the British involvment in Iraq. Next week's (6 June) subject is "Appointing the Judges". No transcript, recording (45 min.) available for one week only.