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3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 07 August 2008

Presented by James Naughtie and Evan Davis.


Chris Patten, former governor of Hong Kong, discusses the current situation in China.

Prof David Salisbury from the Department of Health talks about the risk of delaying immunisations.

East Africa correspondent Peter Greste reports on 10 years of Al-Qaeda prominence.

Security correspondent Frank Gardner reports on the growing number of young British Muslims attracted to violent extremism. Communities Secretary Hazel Blears discusses how to tackle the problem.

The London 2012 Olympics Aquatics Centre will cost more than three times as much as originally estimated. Arts correspondent Razia Iqbal reports.

Former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith refers to Guantanamo Bay as a symbol of injustice.

Prof Peter Littlejohns of NICE and Prof Peter Johnson discuss kidney cancer care.

Prof Kathryn Hughes and author Naomi Alderman discuss whether e-books threaten the printed word.

George Bush has delivered a speech critical of Chinese policy towards dissidents. Prof Stephen Tsang and former diplomatic minister George Walden discuss.

The government has just issued its 500,000th free passport under rules which offer free travel documents for senior citizens who were adults during World War II. With Home Office Minister Lord West.

Catherine Arnold and Prof John Strang of Bethlehem Hospital discuss the changing view of mental illness.

Author Jason Burke and documentary film maker Peter Taylor discuss the decade since the Al-Qaeda bombings of the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.


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