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12/09/2008

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 12 September 2008

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.

Holiday firm XL goes into administration with all flights cancelled and aircraft grounded leaving thousands of passengers stranded.

Londo's Royal Opera House opened its doors this week exclusively to people who had booked tickets via The Sun newspaper for the opening night of Mozart's Don Giovanni. We speak to Tony Hall, Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House.

Feargal Sharkey, former lead singer of The Undertones and now chairman of the government's Live Music Forum and chief executive of British Music Rights tells us how the music industry is capitalising on new technology.

Peter White reports on a host of gold medals for Team GB at the end of the first week of the Paralympic Games in Beijing.

Switzerland's Rhaetian railway has been made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now over 100 years old, it is the highest and steepest narrow gauge line in Europe and only the third railway line in the world to receive this classification.

The Fleming Cello is to be auctioned online. It is expected to sell for between 900,000 and 1.2 million pounds. We speak to Melissa Phelps, Professor of Cello at the Royal College of Music and Simon Morris of J & A Beare instrument restorers.

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