Today, 06/07/2013 In today's programme

6 Jul 2013 Last updated at 09:22

Saturday 6 July

The continuing violence in Egypt has claimed more lives; A former senior Scotland Yard officer has confirmed that a secret recording was made of a meeting between the police and a friend of the murdered teenager, Stephen Lawrence. With James Naughtie in Cairo and Evan Davis in Manchester.
  • 6 Jul 2013 08:51:17
    We finish the programme today with some music... In particular, a choir performing here at the Manchester International Festival - the Sacred Sounds Choir. A religious singing group, but an interfaith one.
    BBC Radio 4 Today
    Playing us out from #Manchester will be the multi-faith Sacred Sounds Women's Choir #r4today
  • 6 Jul 2013 08:44:22


    As the row over the alleged interference by the Unite union in the selection process for the Falkirk parliamentary seat intensifies. Jim Sheridan, Labour MP and chairman of Unite the Union Parliamentary Group at Westminster, and Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps discuss recent developments within the Labour Party.
  • 6 Jul 2013 08:34:13


    Andy Murray has reached the final of Wimbledon. His close friend Ross Hutchins and Murray biographer Sue Mott discuss the World No.2 player and look ahead to tomorrow's final against Novak Djokovic.

    What a two weeks it could be for British sport? #Lions, #Murray, #Ashes. #Euro2013 football #Wimbledon #AusvLio #EngvAus #R4Today
    William Wong
    Wow, just imagine "Game Set Match, Murray"! #r4today #Wimbledon this Sunday.
  • 6 Jul 2013 08:30:14


    Intense clashes broke out on Friday evening between supporters and opponents of deposed president Morsi. James Naughtie reports from Nasr City in Cairo and hears from supporters of Egypt's former leader.

  • 6 Jul 2013 08:17:14


    The contents of a wooden cabinet containing Winston Churchill's private collection of gramophone records, as well as rare recordings of his unknown speeches, have been discovered in the Churchill archive. Historian Andrew Roberts outlines what the discoveries reveal about the former prime minister.

    Janette Harkess
    Awesome to hear re-discovered recording of Churchill defending 1909 People's Budget. In 1909. #r4today
  • 6 Jul 2013 08:18:53


    The police have confirmed authorising the secret recording of at least one meeting involving Duwayne Brooks, the friend of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, his lawyer has said. Accusations have been made that officers tried to discredit the family of Stephen Lawrence. BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw explains the recent developments.

  • 6 Jul 2013 08:02:52


    The projected costs of High Speed 2, the £50 bn rail project planned to link London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, have risen in recent weeks. There is still doubt over some of the declared benefits and there are some high profile opponents to the project. From Manchester, Evan Davis speaks to Chris Fletcher, director of policy from the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, which supports HS2, and Marion McNaughton from the Warburton HS2 Action Group.

    Paul Perrin
    RT @BBCr4today: #HS2 is ‘purely about the capacity’ @fletcherchris #r4today #Manchester << Longer trains would be cheaper...
    *Innocent Face*
    @pperrin @BBCr4today @fletcherchris #HS2 > plus.... Double decker trains are a cheap way of increasing capacity #r4today #Manchester
    Wouldn't it be cheaper to abandon north of England then building HS2 seriously it's a desolate wasteland or maybe thats just Hull. #R4today
  • 6 Jul 2013 07:52:32


    James Naughtie reports from Cairo during a period of intense clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed President Morsi.

  • 6 Jul 2013 07:29:58


    Venezuela has joined Nicaragua in offering asylum to the intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden ....But other countries have been closing their airspace to any plane they suspect might be carrying him, from Moscow. Our corr there is Steve Rosenberg.
  • 6 Jul 2013 07:28:02


    Police had no lawful justification for shooting dead a man in London eight years ago, a public inquiry has found. The inquiry follows an original investigation by the IPCC which decided there was no criminal case for police to answer. Helen Shaw, co-director Inquest, explains its findings.

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