Saving lives at sea
In today’s programme...
Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper and Sir Malcolm Rifkind discuss the detention of David Miranda on Sunday under the Terrorism Act. Labour is proposing new measures to control the cost of renting private accommodation. And should airplanes have superfast broadband?
0900Our editors this morning were Monica Soriano and Sareen Bains. Coming up next on Radio 4, Libby Purves presents Midweek. Have a good morning.
US crime writer Elmore Leonard, author of such books as Get Shorty, Maximum Bob and Out of Sight, has died at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke. Mark Billingham, crime writer, and Erica Wagner, former literary editor of the Times, reflect on Leonard's life and career.
Labour is looking at ways to make life easier for those who rent accommodation in the private sector. Caroline Uphill, chair of the National Landlords Association, joins us now to give her analysis of the idea.
GCSE results will be published on Thursday. The BBC's education correspondent, Gillian Hargreaves, explains that the results this year are more unpredictable than usual.