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3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 29 January 2013

Morning news and current affairs with James Naughtie and Evan Davis, including:

John Whittingdale of the cross-party culture, media and sport committee, and Peter Coates, chairman of Stoke City discuss whether the system of licensing, the way fans are treated and the finances of English football are satisfactory.

Elizabeth Truss, Education Minister, and Eva Lloyd of the University of East London, analyse plans to relax the official child to adult ratios in nurseries and other childcare settings.

Rupert Murdoch himself has apologised for a Gerald Scarfe cartoon in the Sunday Times at the weekend because of the offence it caused the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. The drawing showed him building a wall, apparently using the bloody limbs of Palestinians. The cartoon was published on Holocaust Remembrance Day; and Gerald Scarfe "very much" regrets the timing, of which he says he was unaware. Stephen Pollard of the Jewish Chronicle, and Steve Bell, cartoonist in the Guardian, debate.

David Cameron has told Francois Hollande that Britain is ready to help France in Africa. West Africa correspondent, Thomas Fessy reports from Timbuktu, and General Sir Mike Jackson, gives his analysis.

Deputy finance minister of Germany, Steffen Kampeter, discusses the euro crisis with Today's Evan Davis.

German economist Andreas Wagener and concert pianist Susan Tomes examine a report that says that people cough more in concerts than in they do in normal life.


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Tuesday 29 January

Good morning. Today, at 0810, has childcare become so expensive it’s beyond the reach of many parents? At 0750, English football authorities may face legislation to reform the game unless financial and licensing systems are changed. And at 0820, the row over a Sunday Times cartoon.

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