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3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 22 May 2013

News and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Yesterday in Parliament, Weather, Thought for the Day.


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Wednesday 22 May

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, addresses the divides within the Conservative party. David Attonborough discusses the declining wildlife species. And conductor Valery Gergiew gives a rare interview as the 200th birthday of Wagner is celebrated.

  • 22 May 2013 08:54:35


    We'll leave you this morning with this photo that today's newsreader, Corrie Corfield, has just tweeted of Sky - the Harris Hawk employed by the BBC occasionally to clear the pigeons from the exteriors of Broadcasting House:

  • 22 May 2013 08:53:16


    Whether we are allowed too or not many of us have probably taken a picture of a piece of work in a gallery or a museum. Brett Rogers, director of the Photographers Gallery, and Rachel Campbell-Johnston, chief art critic at The Times, discuss whether it is time to lift the ban on taking photos inside galleries.

  • 22 May 2013 08:34:13


    On 6 June, the world-famous Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg will be broadcasting a performance of Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" live and in 3D to hundreds of cinemas in 60 countries internationally. Valery Gergiev, artistic and general director of the Mariinsky Theatre, gives a rare interview, explaining that the production will be filmed by the Hollywood director James Cameron.

  • 22 May 2013 08:37:00


    Emergency crews' search in the ruins left by the gigantic tornado that killed two dozen people in Oklahoma on Monday is almost over, say officials. The BBC's North America correspondent Jonny Dymond reports from Oklahoma.

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