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30/06/2008

Presented by Evan Davis and James Naughtie.

Including:

A record number of endangered loggerhead turtles have been washed up on UK beaches this year, hundreds of miles from their natural home. Our colder waters would normally kill them but two have survived. Richard Westcott reports from Black Rock Beach in Cornwall.

A collection of old 11-plus test papers from the 1940s and 50s is being published in a new book. To see how today's children would do in the test, Sanchia Berg visits a primary school in north London.

Thought for the Day with Clifford Longley, religious commentator.

Isaac Herzog, Israeli Minister of Welfare and Social Services, discusses his country's relationship with Iran.

As the NHS reaches its 60th anniversary, the government is setting out its plans to reform the service, with the publication of a year-long review by health minister Lord Darzi. Health Secretary Alan Johnson explains the changes.

One of Britain's most famous murderers, Dr Crippen, may be innocent. He was hanged in 1910 for the murder of his wife in London. Author Andrew Rose discusses the case with Roger Graef, executive producer of a new documentary casting doubts on the evidence against Crippen.

Turner Prize winner Martin Creed has been given a new commission at Tate Britain. Razia Iqbal reports.

Richard Nixon is best remembered for Watergate, but American author Rick Perlstein argues that he shaped the modern American political landscape to a greater extent than is often recognised.

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3 hours

Last on

Mon 30 Jun 2008 06:00

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