Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.
Presented by Edward Stourton and Evan Davis.
Political correspondent Ross Hawkins discusses the political implications of the banking crisis.
South Africa correspondent Peter Biles explains why the man nominated by the MDC as Deputy Agriculture Minister for Zimbabwe was seized before the ceremony.
Science correspondent Tom Feilden reports on the device known as the Diamond Light Source, which is being used to identify early signs of Parkinson's disease.
Hillary Clinton has given her first British interview to the BBC since becoming US Secretary of State. Correspondent Kim Ghattas explains what Mrs Clinton said as she makes her first foreign trip in her new role.
Professor Jonathan Goodhand considers how the Sri Lankan government hope to bring an end to the civil war.
The US Senate has voted in favour of Barack Obama's $787bn economic stimulus plan. Correspondents Kevin Connolly and Duncan Kennedy discuss.
French writer Agnes Poirier and novelist Kathy Lette discuss the seduction techniques of French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
Thought for the day with Canon Lucy Winkett of St Paul's Cathedral.
Zimbabwean exile Andrew Peta and Alex Vines of Chatham House discuss the situation in Zimbabwe.
Shadow business secretary Kenneth Clarke discusses what the Conservatives would have done differently to ease the banking crisis.
Reporter Jack Izzard visits Dundee to discuss if lending in the banking sector has recovered.
Nicola Stanbridge reports on the exhibition of rave and club flyers from the 1980s and '90s at Selfridges.
Phil Mercer reports on the 39-year-old charged with arson causing death for lighting a bushfire near Churchill in Victoria State, Australia.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter's national security adviser, and Ibrahim Yazdi, former Iranian deputy prime minister, discuss the hostage crisis in Iran 30 years ago.
Political editor Nick Robinson examines a difficult week for Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
US security firm Blackwater will now be known as Xe. Brand consultant Rita Clifton discusses if re-branding really works.
Marketing expert Agnes Nairn and psychoanalyst and author Susie Orbach discuss if children are still as taken with dolls as they were half a century ago.
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