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

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  • Future 'enormous' for Alibaba

    Thu, 18 Sep 14

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    4 mins

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    Influential investor Jim Rogers explains Alibaba's prospects following its Initial Public Offering.

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  • Disco musical tells Imelda Marcos story

    Thu, 18 Sep 14

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    The BBC's David Sillito speaks to some of those involved in a new musical about Imelda Marcos.

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  • Rise of far right after Rotherham and IS

    Thu, 18 Sep 14

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    14 mins

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    Sima kotecha reports on a rise of the far right and Hazel Blears & Akeela Ahmed discuss.

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  • Today 18/09/14: Joe Corrigan

    Thu, 18 Sep 14

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    3 mins

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    Speaking to the Today programme's Rob Bonnet is former Manchester City keeper Joe Corrigan, who discusses his sides defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last night.

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  • Business news with Justin Rowlatt

    Thu, 18 Sep 14

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    Justin Rowlatt on news that records could be broken in New York later today when Alibaba makes its stock market debut.

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  • Agente provocatrice 'Fifi' used in WW2

    Wed, 17 Sep 14

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    Jonathan Cole, researcher at National Archives, reveals how 'Fifi' tested trainee agents.

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  • Darling warns 'no going back' if Yes vote

    Wed, 17 Sep 14

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    Alistair Darling speaks to James Naughtie on the final day of referendum campaigning.

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  • Salmond makes final Yes vote pleas

    Wed, 17 Sep 14

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    Alex Salmond speaks to James Naughtie on the final full day of referendum campaigning.

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  • Business news with Justin Rowlatt

    Wed, 17 Sep 14

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    Justin Rowlatt on Bank of England plans following the Scottish referendum.

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  • The impact of being held hostage

    Tue, 16 Sep 14

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    Ingrid Betancourt speaks to Today presenter John Humphrys about her experience being held captive for 6 years.

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  • Networks accused of "assassination" of Phones4U

    Tue, 16 Sep 14

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    Phones4U founder John Caudwell and former OFT chief executive John Fingleton discuss what led to the demise of Phones4U.

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  • Is the guitar easier to learn than the violin?

    Tue, 16 Sep 14

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    Violinist Tamsin Little and guitarist John Etheridge discuss the challenges of their instruments.

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  • Business news with Joe Lynam

    Tue, 16 Sep 14

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    Joe Lynam on news that oil prices are at a 2 year low.

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  • Scottish referendum polling 'remarkably narrow'

    Mon, 15 Sep 14

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    John Curtice, professor at Strathclyde University, examines polling in the Scottish referendum.

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  • Boots on the ground against IS 'feasible'

    Mon, 15 Sep 14

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    Philip Hammond joins John Kerry, and other foreign ministers at a conference in Paris today to discuss action against the militant group, Islamic State. Frank Gardener outlines the ongoing crisis, and Bob Stewart and Ann Clwyd MPs discuss what action can be taken to combat the threat posed by IS.

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  • Is television 'stuck in 1970s'?

    Mon, 15 Sep 14

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    Cate Sevilla, managing editor at BuzzfeedUK, and Lindsey Clay, CEO of Thinkbox, discuss Apple CEO Tim Cook's comments that television is 'stuck in the 70s'.

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  • Business news with Justin Rowlatt

    Mon, 15 Sep 14

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    Today programme business presenter Justin Rowlatt with today's business news stories.

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  • Hitzlsperger: Life's been brilliant since I came out

    Sat, 13 Sep 14

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    Former Aston Villa and Germany player on coming out, and the Rainbow Laces campaign.

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  • Sillars: I used 'day of reckoning' line for publicity

    Sat, 13 Sep 14

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    Former SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars on the Scottish Referendum vote.

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  • Deutsche Bank warning over Scottish independence

    Sat, 13 Sep 14

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    The bank's global strategist Bilal Hafeez's concerns about the economics of independence.

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  • Farage: Brussels would rule independent Scotland

    Fri, 12 Sep 14

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    Justin Webb speaks to UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who will tell a rally in Glasgow today that an independent Scotland would not be able to keep the pound and would be forced to join the euro. Mr Farage will warn that a "yes" vote next week would be a misnomer because Scotland would still be ruled by Brussels.

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  • Pacino: I'm backing off acting

    Fri, 12 Sep 14

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    Al Pacino tells the BBC's Rebecca Jones about his love of the theatre and Oscar Wilde's play Salome, which he has staged and filmed for a documentary. This is an extended edition of the interview broadcast on Today earlier this morning.

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  • John Humphrys: Dementia and the NHS

    Fri, 12 Sep 14

    Duration:
    11 mins

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    John Humphrys gives personal reflections on the NHS, focusing on its approach to dementia.

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