Today, 08/07/2013 In today's programme

8 Jul 2013 Last updated at 09:38

Monday 8 July

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.

  • 8 Jul 2013 08:38:34


    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. Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond pays tribute to the young Scot.

    Alex Salmond tells @BBCr4today on Wimbledon: "I'm not responsible for the seating arrangements in the royal box"
  • 8 Jul 2013 08:21:33


    James Naughtie has been in Egypt over the last week witnessing the unrest in the country as its deposed president Morsi left office, protesters filled the streets and uncertainty over who the country's new prime minister is expected to be. He reflects on what he has seen during his time in Egypt.

  • 8 Jul 2013 08:16:45


    Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic last night in a straight sets victory to become the first British man for 77 years to win Wimbledon. Andy Murray describes the win and BBC sports editor David Bond explains its significance.

    Tony Smith
    Here's Andy Murray on Today programme
    BBC Radio 4 Today
    .@andy_murray says Sunday's final "was physically and mentally one of the most challenging matches I have played in my career". #r4today
    BBC Radio 4 Today
    .@andy_murray says yesterday was "the best day of my life so far". #r4today

    Murray's victory has dominated this morning's newspaper headlines:

    Nick Sutton
    If you didn't see #tomorrowspaperstoday last night this is how the papers are covering @Andy_murray's Wimbledon win.
    Rory Palmer
    Good to hear Murray on @BBCr4today He has become a good ambassador for British sport. Tempted to watch the final again tonight.
  • 8 Jul 2013 07:49:40


    The Education Secretary, Michael Gove, will today announce the new national curriculum for five to 16-year-olds. Baroness Pauline Perry, a Conservative politician and educationalist, and Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, examines the new plans.

    BBC Radio 4 Today
    Tory Baroness Pauline Perry says the curriculum provides a framework within which teachers' own creativity can come forward #r4today
  • 8 Jul 2013 07:38:51


    John and Sarah take a look at this morning's newspaper headlines.

  • 8 Jul 2013 07:27:48


    The interim presidency of Egypt has announced that it has not appointed liberal opposition leader Mohamed Al-Baradei as prime minister just hours after previous reports by state media reported that a new interim prime minster had been chosen. Former prime minister and Middle East peace envoy Tony Blair explains his perspective on events in Egypt.

    BBC Radio 4 Today
    Tony Blair: "There has to be a path as swiftly as possible back to democratic elections but until then we need to help the country function"
    Tony Blair tells @BBCr4today on Egypt: "Although we can sit back & watch & wait, if we do that likelihood is situation will get even worse"
    BBC Radio 4 Today
    Former PM Tony Blair says, 'if #Egypt were to collapse...then that would be devastating for the region'. #r4today
    Tony Blair Office
    Tony Blair is in the studio @BBCr4Today now to discuss events in #Egypt with John Humphrys.

    Labour's Diane Abbott wasn't impressed by Blair's interview:

    Diane Abbott MP
    Tony Blair, promoter of an illegal war in Iraq, is on @BBCr4today giving us all the benefit of his views on the Middle East

    The poet Michel Rosen has been tweeting too:

    Michael Rosen
    My name is Tony Blair and I'd like to say that a government has to take notice of mass demonstrations. @bbcr4today but don't mention Iraq.
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