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  • Today 17/04/14: Aakash Chopra

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

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

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  • Today 17/04/14: Stephanie Houghton

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

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    Speaking to the Today programme's Alison Mitchell is Manchester City and England women's captain Stephanie Houghton, who discusses City's new partnership with the Women's Sport & Fitness Foundation.

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

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

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

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

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

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    The BBC's Lyse Doucet and Chris Guinness, spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, discuss the inability to send food parcels to Syria.

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

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

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    Father Marcus Stock and Jean Riordan discuss the Roman Catholic Church's decision to turn down a request for the results of a sexual ethics survey to be made public.

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  • Today 17/04/14: Business with Andy Verity

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

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

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

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

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

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

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

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

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

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

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

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  • Today 16/04/14: Business with Andy Verity

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

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

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

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

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    The Army is failing to combat disturbing and violent sexism, Radio 4's Today programme has heard. The MoD says it has a "zero tolerance" approach towards bullying. Sima Kotecha reports, before Justin Webb speaks to Labour Defence Select Committee member Madeleine Moon. Warning: This audio contains strong language and content that some may find disturbing.

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

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

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

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

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

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

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  • Today 15/04/14: Nigel Winterburn

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

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    Speaking to the Today programme's Karthi Gnanasegaram is former Arsenal and West Ham player Nigel Winterburn, who discusses tonight's fixture against his former clubs.

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  • Today 14/04/14: Peter Shilton

    Mon, 14 Apr 14

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    Speaking to the Today programme's Rob Bonnet is former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, who discusses Liverpool's title race, the World Cup and the lack of competition for the England goalkeeping position.

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

    Mon, 14 Apr 14

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

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

    Mon, 14 Apr 14

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

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

    Mon, 14 Apr 14

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

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  • Today 14/04/14: Business with Andy Verity

    Mon, 14 Apr 14

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    Business news with Andy Verity. John Lough, associate fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Programme, looks at the potential for further economic sanctions to be placed on Russia.

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  • Today 12/04/14: Sheffield United

    Sat, 12 Apr 14

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    Hull City - as they're still known - are playing Sheffield United on Sunday in the FA Cup semi-finals. Sheffield United have turned things around after a rather gloomy report on the city's football clubs last December. Rob Bonnet spoke to Chief executive Mal Branningan and asked him if a good cup run would boost the fans' spirits.

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  • Today 12/04/14: Brenda Spencer

    Sat, 12 Apr 14

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    It is FA Cup semi-final weekend with Premier League's Hull City v League One's Sheffield United on Sunday. Saturday is the Championship's Wigan against Arsenal. Amongst the Wigan fans travelling to Wembley today will be Brenda Spencer, for 25 years a club employee, rising to become chief executive until her retirement almost four years ago. Brenda Spencer told Rob Bonnet that football was not the sport the town was best known for when she joined the club.

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  • Today 11/04/14: Sue Townsend 'was my hero'

    Fri, 11 Apr 14

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    Actor Stephen Mangan pays tribute to Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend, who has died aged 68.

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  • Today 11/04/14: Omagh bomb attack was 'preventable'

    Fri, 11 Apr 14

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    Michael Gallagher and Ruth Dudley Edwards react to the news that high profile republican Seamus Daly has been charged over the Omagh bombing in 1998.

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  • Today 11/04/14: Business with Simon Jack

    Fri, 11 Apr 14

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    Business news with Simon Jack. Chris Wheeler, banking analyst with Mediabanca, looks at the Co-op's full-year results.

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