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Harriet Harman: So, farewell then, acting leader of the Labour Party

After a long career, the radical bluestocking made it to the top job – but only for 137 days. She talks about challenges, personal and political. Brian Brady meets Harriet Harman

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A group of young, predominantly black young people are sitting in a semi-circle debating the strengths and weaknesses of a film script about a fictional girl gang, set amid the seedy tower blocks of East London's under-class.

Last Night's TV: Lennon Naked, BBC4<br />Peckham Finishing School for Girls, BBC3

Lennon Naked began with a splash – a late-period John in what appeared to be mint condition plunging into the pool of his stockbroker belt mansion to the sound of "Come Together". The device might have felt a little overfamiliar (how many times has the off-the-peg transcendence of an underwater shot been employed in such things?), but it was all but impossible to resist the jolt of that music – a cameo appearance by the real thing in a drama that was largely going to be a triumph of similitude. Even more reassuringly, Robert Jones's script instantly showed that it had got the weight of Lennon's wordplay. A jump cut deprived us of the final resolving cadence of the song and plunged us again, back to Beatlemania, as John and Brian Epstein made a scrambled getaway down a fire escape and John demonstrated the rasp of his wit. "Kiss 'im," he says as fans beg for contact. "'E's never been kissed by womankind... or unkind." And the joke scrapes close to unkindness itself, a teasing poke with just enough thrust in it to hurt, but not enough to make the malice deniable should things turn nasty.

Andy McSmith: Brown will be fuming over Tory letter-writing campaign

The public is not much in the mood to take George Osborne's word that he can find the money he'll need

Talent 2010: The playwright, Bola Agbaje

Last year, Bola Agbaje invited Gordon Brown to come and see her play. It would, she said in her letter, help him understand what makes Britain's young black population tick, get to the bottom of knife crime, take a look inside the head beneath the hoodie. Bold claims for her first ever attempt at a script, but Gone Too Far! lived up to her hype. Fast, furious and very funny, the tale of two brothers – one brought up in London, the other in Nigeria – making their way through their estate to buy a pint of milk, with petty fights and street dancing along the way, had critics lining up to anoint her as the brightest, sparkiest new dramatic voice on the block. Another successful graduate of the Royal Court's young writers' course (along with Polly Stenham), Agbaje picked up an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement, a nomination for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards and the chance to make her debut play into a film.

Harriet Harman prosecuted after crash 'while using phone'

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Investment Column: Carpetright's case is looking threadbare

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Former union chief dies at 96

Former trade union leader Jack Jones has died aged 96, his son said today.

Anthony Seldon: Feral? No! Our kids are better than ever

'It's a crisis of youth,' went the cry, when two boys savagely beat two others last week. But the blame lies with the adults in their lives

Inside the Whale, By Jennie Rooney

Liverpool lawyer Jennie Rooney was in her late twenties when she started writing in her lunch hour. Her funny and tender debut, set in sunny South London and Forties Cairo, is an impressively mature story of wartime separation and lost love. When her pigeon-fancier boyfriend, Michael, leaves to fight in North Africa, Stevie is left behind working in the canteen of the local Sun-Pat peanut factory. Michael doesn't return, and Stevie marries.

Lovely jubbly! Del Boy's back &ndash; as a teenager

'Only Fools and Horses' writer plans to bring back his most-loved sitcom characters in a prequel

Rising Star: Jennie Rooney, author

South-east London gets a bad – or even non-existent – fictional press, with the wonderful Shena Mackay (see page 34) one of the few to find heartbreak and heroism in regions beyond the ken of the Northern Line. Now Mackay has a promising partner in grime.

How do you sell south London's 'housing estate from hell'?

It sounds like the marketing job from hell. A top public relations firm has been hired to give a good name to one of Britain's most notorious housing estates. The 7,500 residents of the Aylesbury Estate in south London are well aware that their home has become a byword for all that is worst about the concrete jungles built in haste during the 1960s housing boom.

Look on the bright side: Optimistic Art

Think there's no upside to the credit crunch? A group of young artists has opened a gallery on a run-down industrial estate just to prove you wrong. Alice Jones soaks up the optimism
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