A rundown of stories from Friday 2 August including programme highlights and comment
Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.
In today's programme
Major donors to the three big political parties were included on a list of 30 new peers appointed to the House of Lords. Silvio Berlusconi, has denounced the judges who upheld his prison sentence for tax fraud. And what's wrong with the format of the traditional classical music concert?
0900...That's all from us today, thanks for listening. Our editors were Terry O'Neill and Lewis James. Next up on Radio 4 is Desert Island Discs, with guest Mary Robertson
The organisers of the Bristol Proms have brought the audience a 3D visual world where virtual events respond to live sound. Emma Stenning, executive director of Bristol Old Vic, and Max Hole, chairman of Universal Group International, discuss the creative collaboration that lead to the Bristol proms.
The Guardian has published more revelations which it says are contained in documents leaked by the US whistleblower, Edward Snowden. The newspaper claims that America's National Security Agency has paid GCHQ in return for access to Britain's intelligence gathering programmes. The BBC's security correspondent Gordon Correra reports.
0844Zimbabwe's election was a "huge farce", Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said, alleging vote-rigging by rival President Robert Mugabe's camp. Dr Knox Chitiyo, associate fellow at the Africa Programme at Chatham House, and Baroness Kinnock, former Africa minister, discuss whether the elections are free and fair.