Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.
Presented by John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
Investigations are under way into the cause of a tower block fire in south-east London that left six people dead. Andy Moore reports from the scene in Camberwell.
For the first time in this country a man has been convicted by a jury even though he had been found not guilty by a jury at an earlier trial. Danny Shaw reports.
Richard Kemp, Deputy Chairman of the Local Government Association, discusses the problem of parents who cheat to get their children into the best schools.
Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has announced she will resign as governor of Alaska on 26 July and not run for re-election. Justin Webb reports on her unusual news conference.
Pakistan's Minister of Religious Affairs, Hamid Saeed Kazmi, talks about the danger of extremists running madrassas and turning students into terrorists.
Correspondent Matthew Price meets park ranger William Maurer in the crown of New York's Statue of Liberty.
Thought for the Day with the Reverend Rob Marshall, an Anglican priest.
Robert Chote, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, discusses the debate between Labour and the Tories over public spending.
Iranians employed by the British Embassy in Tehran have been arrested. Two of them are said to be being charged with inciting street protests. Professor Anoush Ehteshami and former British ambassador in Tehran Sir Richard Dalton discuss the situation.
Former Chief Inspector of Schools Chris Woodhead and Professor Dylan Wiliam discuss government plans for teachers in England to need licences to work in the classroom.
Cassandra McDermott's mother speaks about the conviction of her daughter's killer, seven years after he was acquitted for the crime.
Alan Duncan is joined by Pensions Minister Angela Eagle to discuss claims of homophobia in the Tory party.
Evan Davis gets a lesson in bell ringing at the Church of St Peter Mancroft in Norwich.
Business editor Robert Peston and Peter Hahn, banking expert at the Cass Business School, discuss how banking regulation might work.