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22/02/2013

Morning news and current affairs with John Humphrys and Evan Davis, including:

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In a survey the charity Book Trust has found that only one father in eight reads to their children. Matt Haig, children's author and writer in residence at the Book Trust, and Viv Bird, chief executive of the charity, discuss whether fathers have time to read to their children.

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Police kept the organs and limbs of 89 dead children or teenagers, sometimes without telling their families for years, the BBC has discovered. Hannah Cheevers, whose baby's brain was retained by Dorset police for over ten years, outlines her experiences.

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Three men who planned to become suicide bombers and aspired to eclipse the 7 July and 9/11 atrocities have been found guilty of terrorism charges. The BBC's Midlands correspondent Phil Mackie reports and Jahan Mahmood, who works with young Muslim men in Birmingham on anti-radicalisation projects, and assistant chief constable Marcus Beale examine how the authorities are dealing with the terror threat in Birmingham.

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A new book published this week argues that guerrilla warfare is far from a modern development - and is in fact the oldest form of conflict. Max Boot, author of Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare, and Sherard Cowper-coles, former British Ambassador to Afghanistan, discuss how armies are dealing with guerrilla tactics.

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The transcripts and annexes of the Pollard review at the BBC are expected to be published today. Dame Elizabeth Forgan, former managing director of BBC network radio, and Sir Gerry Robinson, businessman and former non-executive chairman of Allied Domecq, give analysis on communications between senior BBC figures.

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Friday 22 February

How are authorities dealing with the threat of terrorism? A new survey has found only one father in eight reads to his children. And weepy movie moments: why we love films that make us cry.

  • 22 Feb 2013 08:44:23

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    This weekend is the 85th annual Oscars awards ceremony and speculation is growing about who will win on Hollywood's biggest night of the year.  Film score composer Philip Sheppard, and psychologist Dr Averil Leimon, discuss how do tearjerkers such as Les Miserables provoke such emotional responses from audiences.
  • 22 Feb 2013 08:39:06

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    It is the final day of campaigning before voting begins on Sunday in Italy's general election. The BBC's correspondent Chris Morris reports from Sicily, one of the regions that could hold the balance of power.

  • 22 Feb 2013 08:29:34

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    The transcripts and annexes of the Pollard review at the BBC are expected to be published today. Dame Elizabeth Forgan, former managing director of BBC network radio, and Sir Gerry Robinson, businessman and former non-executive chairman of Allied Domecq, give analysis on communications between senior BBC figures.

  • 22 Feb 2013 08:21:33

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    A new book published this week argues that guerrilla warfare is far from a modern development - and is in fact the oldest form of conflict. Max Boot, author of Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare, and Sherard Cowper-coles, former British Ambassador to Afghanistan, discuss how armies are dealing with guerrilla tactics.

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