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3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 09 September 2009

Presented by Justin Webb and Sarah Montague.

Quentin Sommerville reports on the acceleration of outbreaks of swine flu in China since the country's schools reopened.

Conservative leader David Cameron and shadow foreign secretary William Hague have been recorded by the BBC making an aside about the election result in Afghanistan. Nick Robinson reports what was said.

Hugh Raven, of the Sustainable Development Commission, discusses whether the aviation industry has failed to play its full part in reducing emissions.

Guy Dehn, of Witness Confident, and Paul Fawcett, of Victim Support, discuss what can be done to combat muggings.

Business editor Robert Peston and Alastair Mordaunt, director of mergers at the Office of Fair Trading, consider whether economic recovery is more important than 'fair' competition.

Nicola Stanbridge reports on the narrowboat from the 1930s which is being used as a stage for a series of concerts on the Grand Union Canal.

Thought for the Day with the Right Rev James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool.

There has been clear and convincing evidence of fraud in the elections in Afghanistan, the UN team say. Mark Sedwill, Britain's ambassador in Kabul, discusses the call for a number of recounts and audits of votes.

David Kennedy, of the Committee on Climate Change, and aviation lobbyist Brian Wilson discuss airlines' CO2 emissions.

President Obama says he intends 'to get something done this year' on US healthcare reform, ahead of a key speech to Congress. Mark Mardell reports.

Kevin Green, of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, and economist Michael Saunders discuss whether a quick upturn in the economy is underway.

Tom Priestley, son of author JB Priestley, and comedian Alexei Sayle discuss some of the simple, modern delights of life.

Draft international guidelines on teaching sexual health have been condemned by some pressure groups in the US for promoting abortion and advocating masturbation to young children. Mark Richmond, global coordinator for HIV/AIDS at UN organisation UNESCO, discusses the aims of the guidelines.

The remastered albums of the Beatles have been released. Music writer Peter Doggett discusses whether, four decades on from their heyday, it is time to move on or right to continue celebrating the Fab Four's contribution to popular music.

Catherine Mayer, London bureau chief of Time Magazine, and Jonathan Freedland of The Guardian discuss the contrast between the strengths and weaknesses of Gordon Brown and Barack Obama.


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