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20 Sep 2013 Last updated at 10:50

Friday 20 September

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
  • 20 Sep 2013 08:59:15


    Our editors this morning were Jat Gill and Andrew Bryson. Coming up next on Radio 4, Sue MacGregor presents the reunion. Have a good morning.

  • 20 Sep 2013 08:58:36


    As economists scrutinise the latest data for signs of a potential UK economic recovery, we asked the Today programme audience their views on good alternative economic indicators. Richard Davies, Britain economics editor at the Economist, and Jasmine Birtles, founder of Money Magpie, debate if the recession is coming to an end.

  • 20 Sep 2013 08:49:34


    UKIP begins its annual conference today, with leader Nigel Farage set to speak to his party this afternoon. Roger Helmer, a UKIP MEP, discusses rumoured proposals that the party will create a Sovereign Wealth Fund, for revenues made from shale gas extraction.

  • 20 Sep 2013 08:38:28


    A man has pleaded guilty to seven charges including child grooming, having been confronted by the vigilante group that calls itself ‘Letzgohunting’, after the mother of his victim contacted them. Marie Ashby, presenter for Inside Out East Midlands, discusses their documentary on the topic.

  • 20 Sep 2013 08:29:19


    The combination of advances in genetics, and the power of big data computing, are poised to deliver a new era of personalised medicine according to the government. Helen Wallace, executive director of GeneWatch UK, and Professor Sir John Burn, professor of Clinical Genetics at Newcastle University, analyse the government's hopes to sequence the DNA of 100,000 volunteers in England.

  • 20 Sep 2013 08:17:22


    Russian president Vladimir Putin caused a sensation recently by penning an article for the New York Times, and Syria's President Assad is appearing on American TV. Dame Ann Leslie, the Daily Mail's foreign correspondent, and David Cracknell, founder of Big Tent Communications, debate if we are seeing a new wave of diplomacy in politics.

  • 20 Sep 2013 08:02:54


    Richard Lambert, the former director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), has been appointed by Britain's biggest banks to set up a new independent body monitoring standards within the industry. Mr Lambert joins the Today Programme’s John Humphrys to explain the changes.

  • 20 Sep 2013 07:53:50


    Vladimar Putin has recently written an article for the New York Times, reflecting on how Syria might act in the future. Bridget Kendall, the BBC's diplomatic correspondent, and Paul Wood, the BBC's world affairs correspondent, evaluate Putin's recent comments.

  • 20 Sep 2013 07:43:09


    A new book by Damian McBride reveals that he resigned as Gordon Brown's political aide, when he was found to be planning to smear senior conservatives. Polly Toynbee, journalist, and John Rentoul, chief political commentator for The Independent on Sunday, discuss the revelations.

  • 20 Sep 2013 07:38:16


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

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