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Good Afternoon all -

Well, it seems incredible, doesn't it? Can it really be four years since those atrocities ripped through the lives of so many people in our capital. So many lives ended. So many more devastated beyond repair.

If you watched the programme last night, you'll have seen the extraordinary memorial that's been erected in Hyde Park. 52 stainless steel columns to represent the 52 lives that were lost. The consensus of opinion here in the office is that it's a really striking sculpture. Like most people, I've only seen it in our pictures and it certainly appears to capture the spirit of those who died and the defiant stand we must all make against terrorism. The Prince of Wales led the official unveiling ceremony today and spoke very movingly.

But for many of the families and friends of the victims, for those who lived to tell the appalling tale... a sculpture is simply not enough. The call for a full public inquiry is getting louder - a mother who lost her son 4 years ago today gives it voice on our programme this evening.

So tonight, four years on, we'll report on the remembrance and the fight for answers.

That's not the only contentious story we have for you. You'll remember the accusations that some Metropolitan Police Officers were too heavy-handed in containment of protests during the G20 summit. You'll remember the pictures, no doubt. You'll remember that one man died - although the full reasons for that are still being investigated. However, a report by Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary says the Met wasn't up to the job, that it hadn't planned properly. We'll have the low-down.

We'll also take a look round what there is to see of the Olympic Village. Okay, it's still 3 years until the greatest show on earth comes to town, but time's a-hurrying by. And even if you're not a sports fan, you'll want to take an interest in the invoice. The village will cost £1 billion... of tax-payers' money.

And there are also two, shall we say, 'lighter' stories to bring you. Firstly, a 'Spaceman goes to School'... and then 'The Biggest Thrill of All'. I'm going to leave those with you - just to whet your appetite. They both promise to make great viewing.

As does, can't believe it's here, the latest 'Harry Potter' film. Don't know about you but I love, love, love the books. And to those who say "but they're children's books", I say "thhthhththththhhhththhh" (that's a raspberry). Tonight "Potter 6" gets its premiere - aficionados will know it as the "Half Blood Prince". We're there in Leicester Square for all the razzmatazz.

So, as ever, a mixed programme. A full programme.

See you at six,

Ben & Alex.