iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for 09/04/2012

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio


3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 09 April 2012

A UN-backed peace plan for Syria, due to come into effect on Tuesday, has been thrown into doubt after the government said it must have written guarantees that the rebels will not only stop fighting, but will also disarm. The BBC's Jonathan Head reports from the Syria/Turkey border, and Abdul Omar, a spokesman for the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, reflects on what this means for the future of Syria.

The Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, will meet US President Barack Obama in Washington today, the first meeting between Brazil and the US where Brazil is no longer seen as a junior partner. Dr Juliana Bertazzo, a specialist in Brazilian foreign and security policy from the Institute for the Study of the Americas, and Mark Leonard, co-founder and director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and author of What Does China Think? discuss the significance of this meeting in challenging the US as a superpower.

Paddington Bear has a new book out - this time he's off to the Olympics in Paddington Races Ahead. Paddington's creator Michael Bond talks about his hugely popular character, recently voted Britain's favourite animated character.


10 reasons to listen to Today

10 reasons to listen to Today

From Sassoon's uncensored poetry to the perspectives of mothers in Gaza and Israel


  1. Image for Best of Today

    Best of Today

    Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss