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Thursday 27 June
The chancellor George Osborne discusses his Spending Review. New estimates are expected to suggest the UK's reserves of shale gas are much higher than originally thought. And Britain's influence on gothic cinema. With Justin Webb and Evan Davis.
0900Our editors today were Sareen Bains and Jat Gill. Coming up next on Radio 4, Melvyn Bragg presents In Our Time. Have a good morning.
This morning the government are set to announce plans on stimulating growth in the UK's energy supply, including how much shale gas there is in the UK. Andrew Pendleton, campaigns manager at Friends of the Earth, and Francis Egan, Chief Executive of Cuadrilla Resources, examine if we can extract shale from the ground without affecting the environment.
Yesterday the news came that English Heritage is to be split in two. It is a government body that does two things, it looks after a number of important historic sites, but it also has role in the planning system. Simon Thurley, chief executive of English Heritage, Dr Mike Heyworth, director of the Council for British Archaeology discuss the changes.
There have been violent clashes between protesters and police again in Brazil - this time in the city of Belo Horizonte, where Brazil won its semi-final match against Uruguay in the Confederations Cup. The BBC's south America correspondent Alastair Leithead reports.