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Fri 28 Jun 2013 06:00

'The Greatest National Anthem in the World, Ever'

'The Greatest National Anthem in the World, Ever'

The power of La Marseillaise explained in a hand drawn animation.

How will new presenter Nick Robinson cope with a 3am alarm?


How BBC breakfast show presenters cope with silly o-clock starts. Plus waking up tips.

In today's programme

Sarah Montague is in Afghanistan as British troops prepare to leave the country. Andy Murray's chances of Wimbledon victory appear high with Nadal, Tsonga and Federer all out already. And should people looking for work be offered jobs in the sex industry?

  • 28 Jun 2013 08:57:50


    Our editors this morning were Heba Ayoub and Dave McMullan. We're back tomorrow morning from 0700 with John Humphrys live at Glastonbury.

  • 28 Jun 2013 08:54:30


    The Today programme's Sarah Montague is currently in Kabul.

  • 28 Jun 2013 08:51:43


    Monday is the first day in the job for the new governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney. He comes with a reputation as a financial rock star and as the man who guided Canada through the global financial crisis. The BBC's economics editor, Stephanie Flanders reports from Canada.

  • 28 Jun 2013 08:50:13


    Graeme Obree, nicknamed The Flying Scotsman, is a Scottish racing cyclist who twice broke the world hour record in 1993 and 94. He explains how he is trying to break the world human-powered land speed record, on a homemade bike in Nevada.

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