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01/07/2009

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 01 July 2009

Presented by Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.

Peter Kessler, of the UN refugee agency UNHCR, explains why the organisation is assisting hundreds of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the French port of Calais.

Former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis discusses the government's ID card scheme.

Hugh Robertson, of the Trade Union Congress, discusses a request for employers to be less rigid in their dress code rules.

Douglas Fraser, BBC Radio Scotland's business editor, explains the plans being drawn up for the possible closure of two navy shipyards.

The government will take control of the East Coast Mainline from National Express. Transport Secretary Lord Adonis explains the reasons behind the decision.

A 23-year-old girl explains why she started running away when she was ten.

Author William Boyd, who has written a short story about Green Park next to Buckingham Palace, takes a walk around the park with Evan Davis.

Thought for the Day with Vishvapani, a member of the Western Buddhist Order.

Media lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC puts forward his argument for freedom of the press.

Tom Symonds and Norman Baker MP reflect on the government taking over the East Coast rail service. Transport expert Professor Stephen Glaister examines previous cases of the government intervening in the railways.

Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive of the Children's Society, and Kevin Gosden, whose son Andrew ran away from home when he was 14 years old, discuss how those who run away from home can be assisted.

Economics editor Stephanie Flanders and Sir Stuart Rose, Executive Chairman of Marks and Spencer, discuss whether the recession is nearly over or is set to continue.

Journalist Isabel Hilton, who edits chinadialogue.net, discusses internet censorship in China.

The UK is currently in phase six of the swine flu pandemic, is likely to reach level three of a heat wave and the terror threat is 'severe'. Psychologist Professor Susan Michie and columnist Christopher Booker discuss.

Ray O'Toole, the new Chief Operating Officer of National Express, says that the company could continue to run the East Coast line.

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