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3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 04 April 2013

Morning news and current affairs with Sarah Montague and John Humphrys. Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

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In today’s programme...

Is there really a danger that the world could be moving towards war over North Korea? Animal rights groups are planning protests at this Saturday's Grand National after the death of two horses last year. And we speak to Peter Nichols, who has been described as one of Britain's finest playwrights.

  • 4 Apr 2013 08:59:52


    Programme editors today were Heba Ayoub and Terry O'Neill. Thanks for all your comments and feedback, we're back tomorrow from 0600. Coming up next on BBC Radio 4, Melvyn Bragg with In Our Time.

  • 4 Apr 2013 08:54:54


    Grand National Festival starts today and several jumps - including Becher's Brook - have been altered to make them safer.

  • 4 Apr 2013 08:47:43


    Griselda Al Tayib, MBE, moved to Sudan in 1950 before the Anglo-Egyptian Colony gained independence and has lived there ever since. Speaking at her home in Khartoum, she tells Today correspondent, Mike Thomson, about her affection for the country.

  • 4 Apr 2013 08:42:33


    A vigil was held in Dharamshala earlier this week for Tibetan protester Drupchen Tsering who had set himself on fire on Tibetan independence day 50 days earlier.

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