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3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 28 May 2008

Presented by James Naughtie and Evan Davis.


Researchers say that the number of dementia sufferers in England will increase by almost two thirds over the next 20 years because of the ageing population.

Dan Griffiths in Beijing reports on new aftershocks in Sichuan province.

The curse of Shakespeare's tomb means that workmen will be treading carefully in Stratford today.

Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan claims there is an opportunity for the UK to lead the world on human rights as long as it put its own house in order.

Protests over rising fuel prices are spreading across Europe.

Inspired by historian Robert Lacey's Great Tales from English History, schoolchildren from years 10-13 were asked to write their own great tale.

Thought for the Day with Anne Atkins, novelist and columnist.

Can the Left be tax-cutters? With MP Dennis MacShane and Will Hutton.

A look at the state of child protection in this country. With Berthe Climbie, the mother of eight-year-old Victoria who was tortured and murdered in 2000.

Michael Palin is championing the cause of Oxford University as it tries to raise over a billion pounds to safeguard its future.

What is the best strategy to deal with knife crime?

Primatologist Dr Jane Goodall is visiting the European Parliament to call for the EU to replace animal experiments.

Was Mary Whitehouse right about declining moral standards on TV?

With oil and food prices rocketing and house prices falling, should politicians try to intervene in the markets?


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