A rundown of stories from Wednesday 8 May including programme highlights and comment.
Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.
Wednesday 8 May
The government will outline its programme for the next year in the Queen's Speech later today. We hear from residents of the neighbourhood in Cleveland where three women were held captive in a house for 10 years. And tributes are being paid to the animator Ray Harryhausen, who has died aged 92.
0900Our editors this morning were Terry O'Neill and Dave McMullan. Coming up next on Radio 4, Libby Purves presents Midweek. Thanks for listening - we're back tomorrow from 0600.
Police investigating the abduction of three women for about a decade in Cleveland, Ohio, are due to carry out in-depth interviews of three male suspects. Allan Hall, Daily Mail correspondent in Germany and author of the bestselling Monster book about Josef Fritzl, and David Holmes, a criminal psychologist, discuss how the women survived.
Lord Lawson, in his interview in The Times yesterday, explained his idea that until Britain joined the common market (as it was then), our companies overlooked the European markets. He said British business felt too secure in the warm embrace of imperial preference - the system of trade agreements with former colonies. Richard Lambert, former Director-General of the CBI, examines whether Lord Lawson is right or not.
The rape of male anti-government activists in Iran may be as high as that of women according to a report by the charity, Freedom from Torture. The Today programme's foreign correspondent, Mike Thomson reports.