Best of Today

Best of Today

Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.

Updated: daily
Episodes available for: 7 days
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  • 19 Apr 4MB

    Today 19/04/2014: Abdullah Deghayes’ father: I told my son to stick to aid work

    The father of Abdullah Deghayes, killed in Syria, remembers his son.

    Duration: 7 mins

  • 19 Apr 3MB

    Today 14/04/2014: Gender neutral loos for transgender people?

    Jane Fae, who campaigns for transgender rights, discusses gender neutral public toilets.

    Duration: 6 mins

  • 19 Apr 3MB

    Today 19/04/2014: Italianglo - the new franglais?

    Ferdinando Giugliano and Jacqueline Visconti on the anglicisation of Italian terms.

    Duration: 5 mins

  • 18 Apr 4MB

    Today 18/04/14: Labour recruits Obama's election strategist

    The Labour party has signalled the recruitment of Barack Obama's chief election strategist will not result in them

    Duration: 8 mins

  • 18 Apr 3MB

    Today 18/04/14:Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissed

    A senior cardiologist, who exposed NHS safety fears at his hospital, has won an unfair dismissal case. Doctor Raj

    Duration: 5 mins

  • 18 Apr 2MB

    Today 18/04/14: The long lasting effects of childhood bullying

    According to a study by the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College, children who are bullied can still suffer

    Duration: 4 mins

  • 17 Apr 2MB

    Today 17/04/14: Aakash Chopra

    Speaking to the Today programme's Alison Mitchell is Aakash Chopra, a former India and IPL cricketer, who discusses

    Duration: 4 mins

  • 17 Apr 2MB

    Today 17/04/14: Stephanie Houghton

    Speaking to the Today programme's Alison Mitchell is Manchester City and England women's captain Stephanie Houghton, who

    Duration: 3 mins

  • 17 Apr 3MB

    Today 17/04/14: The world's first homoerotic stamps

    Estelle Lovatt and David Bailey discuss Finland's decision to produce the "world's first" homoerotic stamps

    Duration: 7 mins

  • 17 Apr 5MB

    Today 17/04/14: Starving Syrian children 'eating grass'

    The BBC's Lyse Doucet and Chris Guinness, spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine

    Duration: 9 mins

  • 17 Apr 3MB

    Today 17/04/14: Catholic poll 'needs transparency'

    Father Marcus Stock and Jean Riordan discuss the Roman Catholic Church's decision to turn down a request for the results

    Duration: 6 mins

  • 17 Apr 6MB

    Today 17/04/14: Business with Andy Verity

    Business news with Andy Verity, looking at the Co-operative Group's expected losses.

    Duration: 12 mins

  • 16 Apr 3MB

    Today 16/04/14: Beards 'becoming less attractive'

    The BBC’s James Morgan asks whether beards are becoming less attractive due to the sheer number of them.

    Duration: 5 mins

  • 16 Apr 3MB

    Today 16/04/14: Matisse's 'beautiful' cut-out artworks

    Sophie Matisse, Henri Matisse's great-granddaughter, discusses the artist's famous "cut-outs"

    Duration: 6 mins

  • 16 Apr 4MB

    Today 16/04/14: Tesco boss defends fall in profits

    Tesco boss Philip Clarke defends the supermarket's fall in profits, down 6% to £3.3bn.

    Duration: 9 mins

  • 16 Apr 6MB

    Today 16/04/14: Business with Andy Verity

    Business news with Andy Verity, looking at Tesco's full-year results.

    Duration: 12 mins

  • 15 Apr 5MB

    Today 15/04/14: Army 'failing to combat sexism'

    The Army is failing to combat disturbing and violent sexism, Radio 4's Today programme has heard. The MoD says it

    Duration: 10 mins

  • 15 Apr 3MB

    Today 15/04/14: Farage: Expenses complaint 'outrageous'

    Nigel Farage reacts to a complaint about how he has used his "general expenditure allowance" from the EU.

    Duration: 5 mins

  • 15 Apr 4MB

    Today 15/04/14: Hague: Eastern Ukraine in 'dangerous situation'

    UK foreign secretary William Hague discusses the crisis in Ukraine and the EU's response.

    Duration: 9 mins

  • 15 Apr 1MB

    Today 15/04/14: Nigel Winterburn

    Speaking to the Today programme's Karthi Gnanasegaram is former Arsenal and West Ham player Nigel Winterburn, who

    Duration: 2 mins

  • 14 Apr 2MB

    Today 14/04/14: Peter Shilton

    Speaking to the Today programme's Rob Bonnet is former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, who discusses Liverpool's title

    Duration: 4 mins

  • 14 Apr 4MB

    Today 14/04/14: Technology to enable 'more efficient' NHS

    Health secretary Jeremy Hunt discusses changes to the NHS, including the use of technology to create a "more efficient"

    Duration: 8 mins

  • 14 Apr 3MB

    Today 14/04/14: Russia 'does not want disorder'

    Former British Ambassador Sir Tony Brenton says Russia "does not want disorder".

    Duration: 5 mins

  • 14 Apr 4MB

    Today 14/04/14: Nigel Evans looking to 'rebuild' career

    MP Nigel Evans, who was cleared of rape and sexual assault, reflects on the media scrutiny placed on him during the

    Duration: 7 mins

  • 14 Apr 6MB

    Today 14/04/14: Business with Andy Verity

    Business news with Andy Verity. John Lough, associate fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Programme, looks at the

    Duration: 11 mins