A rundown of stories from Tuesday 26 February including programme highlights and comment.
Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.
In today’s programme...
What do the Italian election results say about the current state of the country? The government has set out new targets for the NHS as it emerges they currently spend £9.8 billion a year treating diabetes. And a new musical about mormons from the creators of South Park opens in the UK.
Daniel Pink, American management writer and observer of social psychology, explains why his new book, To Sell is Human: the Surprising Truth About Persuading, Convincing and Influencing Others, says that we are all selling ourselves all the time.
A new musical opened in London last night called the Book of Mormon. It has been a massive hit on Broadway. Today presenter John Humphrys reports from the dress rehearsal.
0842Broadcaster ESPN is to sell its UK channels and live sports portfolio to BT Group, who will continue to cover Scottish Premier League matches. The deal, subject to regulatory clearance, removes the uncertainty that surrounded ESPN's involvement in Scottish football beyond this season.
Prof Chris Brady, a sporting business expert, speaks to Tanya Beckett.
Eleven EU countries have decided to introduce a financial transactions tax. European Union tax commissioner Algirdas Semeta gives his view on who will end up bearing the burden of the financial transaction tax.