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  • Philemon Semere

    Mon, 1 Sep 14

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    Last year the Today programme heard from an Eritrean man called Philemon Semere who was being held hostage at the time by a kidnap gang in Egypt's near lawless North Sinai region. The gangs are a huge problem for people in that area. Philemon Semere is now out - though as our Correspondent, Mike Thomson, who did the original interview with him, discovered, not yet completely safe.

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  • Ian McEwan

    Mon, 1 Sep 14

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    Author Ian McEwan on the attraction of writing - and reading - shorter books.

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  • Ashya parents due in Spanish court

    Mon, 1 Sep 14

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    The British couple who took their seriously ill five year old son to Spain are due in court, where they could face extradition proceedings.

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  • Business with Justin Rowlatt

    Mon, 1 Sep 14

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    Would further, tougher sanctions on Russia actually change Putin's strategy in Ukraine? The CBI - the Confederation of British Industry - is today turning up the pressure on the government to make a decision about the future of Britain's airports. Plus - has the government renationalised the railways?

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  • UK terror threat

    Sat, 30 Aug 14

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    The government has raised the terror threat level to severe, which means that an attack is highly likely. On Monday the Prime Minister will announce measures designed to fix, as he put it, gaps in our armoury. There will be some who question whether the measures might be counterproductive, and whether the existence of a threat is going to be used by the security establishment to increase their powers, but we are plainly going to see action of some sort next week. Justin Webb talked to Richard Barrett, former head of counter terrorism at M16 - about what he wanted to see on Monday.

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  • 'I've never known stress levels like it' says GBBO champion Frances Quinn

    Fri, 29 Aug 14

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    Frances Quinn explains what it's like watching a programme when you know the result?

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  • Abusers 'targeted care homes' in Rotherham

    Fri, 29 Aug 14

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    A harrowing insight into how young girls in care homes were groomed and abused.

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  • UKIP Clacton PPC Lord 'It's not over yet'

    Fri, 29 Aug 14

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    Roger Lord, prospective UKIP parliamentary candidate for Clacton, talks to James Naughtie

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  • Business with Justin Rowlatt

    Fri, 29 Aug 14

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    What is the future for the Co-Operative Group after drug busts and billion pound loses? Changes to assure the group’s future will be voted by members tomorrow but how far will these changes go?

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  • Today 28/08/14: Graeme Swann

    Thu, 28 Aug 14

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    Speaking to the Today programme's Rob Bonnet is former England cricket player Graeme Swann who discusses his recent comments regarding the captain Alastair Cook.

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