A rundown of stories from Friday 22 March including programme highlights and comment.
Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.
Friday 22 March
Cyprus is to make a fresh effort to stave off bankruptcy. The Patients' Association says four-fifths of people it questioned said they would rather not be treated for an urgent problem by a doctor from an out-of-hours service. And can we stop feeling guilty about putting animals in zoos?
The European Central Bank has raised the stakes in Cyprus by threatening to pull the plug on emergency liquidity to its debt-strapped banks Monday unless it agrees a controversial bailout. The BBC economics editor Robert Peston explains and provides analysis.
London Zoo opens a new enclosure today for its Sumatran tigers. The Today programme's Tom Bateman reports from the Zoo and David Field, London Zoo's zoological director, and Dr George McGavin, zoologist and television presenter, debate the ethics of keeping Tigers in captivity.
Coming up at 0900...Desert Island Discs with the actress Julie Goodyear, a.k.a. Bet Lynch of Coronation Street fame. Listen to Radio 4 at 0900.
The Chinese leader, Xi Jinping is in Moscow for talks with President Putin - he's chosen Russia as the first capital city to visit since he became leader. Dr Bobo Lo, director of the Russia and China programmes at the Centre for European Reform, and Anne Applebaum, author of Iron Curtain, a book about the Soviet empire in Europe, discuss the history of relations between these two countries and what they could stand to gain by developing closer ties.