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3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 08 July 2013

Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day.


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In today's programme

Andy Murray discusses his victory at Wimbledon yesterday. Critics say the new national curriculum for 5-to-14-year-olds will cause chaos. And Cerys Matthews on Wales's relationship with the rest of the UK.

  • 8 Jul 2013 08:59:02


    Our editors today were Ollie Stone-Lee and Clare Thorp. Coming up next on Radio 4, Robert Peston presents A Dark Magic. Good morning.

  • 8 Jul 2013 08:57:05


    Andy Murray has become the first British man for 77 years to win Wimbledon. He beat Novak Djokovic in yesterday's final in a straight sets victory. Olympic champion Lord Sebastian Coe and Scottish tennis coach Leon Smith consider the significance of Murray's victory.

  • 8 Jul 2013 08:53:04


    Have we become too addicted to documenting every moment? Baroness Susan Greenfield, senior research fellow at the Department of Pharmacology at Lincoln College, Oxford, and Emily Bell, director of the Tow Centre for Digital Journalism at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, consider whether we spend too much time focused on our digital devices.

  • 8 Jul 2013 08:46:43


    The Church of England's ruling General Synod meets on Monday under increased pressure to solve the conflict over the introduction of women bishops. The new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said he wants to see the measure passed as soon as possible but there is still significant opposition to the proposal. Emma Forward, a lay member of the General Synod, diocese of Exeter, and Reverend Canon Rosie Harper, a Synod member and supporter of women bishops, discuss female bishops in the Church of England.

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