Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.
Friday Late is a weekly interview program from the people who bring you PM. Daily current affairs doesn't always have time to let guests stretch out and expand on their knowledge - Friday Late will fill that gap. Each week, Mark Colvin will be talking to three or four newsmakers, analysts and thinkers about the events that shape our time. On the program tonight, two interviews that touch in different ways on the invisible barriers between government and the outside world. Shashi Tharoor discusses India's relationship with the outside world. James Button will tell us about his transition from being a reporter to a speechwriter for the Prime Minister in Canberra. And Armando Iannucci, midwife to some of the greatest British comedy of his generation, on The Thick Of It, the 21st century successor to Yes Minister - and on how television itself is going to have to change radically to meet the challenges of a digital age.