Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.
In today's programme
With Evan Davis in Glasgow and John Humphrys in London.
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Today's running orderSubject to change0615Business news with Andy Verity.0709Evan Davis reports from the Liberal Democrats' party conference in Glasgow.0713It should be easier for customers to switch banks from today. Adrian Kamellard, Chief Executive of the Payments Council, and Andrea Leadsom, Conservative MP for South Northamptonshire, debate the changes.0715The sunken cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, is being raised today in a process referred to as "parbucking". Alan Johnston reports from Rome.0718Business news with Andy Verity.0722Why is it so difficult to swat a fly? It seems it's because they see the world in slow motion. Andrew Jackson, Professor of Zoology at Trinity College Dublin, explains.0730Weapons inspectors will today brief the United Nations about what they found while they were investigating an alleged chemical attack in Damascus last month. Jeremy Bowen reports.0740The newspaper review.0742The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson outlines what we can expect from the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow.0747Thought For The Day with religious commentator Clifford Longley.0750Chris Jefferies was arrested for the murder of the young architect, Joanna Yates, in Bristol three years ago. He was innocent - but many newspapers suggested he was guilty before the police finally released him without charge. Mr Jefferies joins us now, as does Nick Gargan, Chief Constable of Avon & Somerset Constabulary.0810Evan Davis interviews Nick Clegg at the Liberal Democrat party conference in Glasgow.0820The English Touring Theatre company is 21 next year. They're planning to mark their birthday by staging 21 different plays during the year, and the public get to choose some of them. The Today programme is conducting a poll and you can tell us what play you'd most like to see. We're joined in the studio by Rachel Tackley, artistic director of English Touring Theatre, and Michael Coveney, chief critic from WhatsOnStage.0830The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson analyses Evan Davis's earlier interview with Nick Clegg.0835Today a judge will decide whether a woman will be allowed to keep the Niqab veil on during her trial. The 21 year old defendant refused to take off the veil to enter a plea back in August. The judge adjourned the trial as he said he couldn't accept her plea without identifying her. Akeela Ahmed, Muslim Family Specialist for the Christian Muslim Forum, and Ken Macdonald, former Director of Public Prosecutions, debate the issue.0840Business news with Andy Verity0850American writers will be eligible for the Man Booker Prize from next year. Our arts editor Will Gompertz reports.0855David Clegg, political editor of the Daily Record and Isabel Hardman, editor of the coffee house blog for the Spectator, give their thoughts on the state of the Liberal Democrats.