Today, 29/10/2013 Today's running order

29 Oct 2013 Last updated at 10:32

Tuesday 29 October

With James Naughtie and Evan Davis.
  • 29 Oct 2013 10:02:20

    Falling Soldier

    A 1947 recording of a radio interview with photographer with Robert Capa has been found in which he talk about a photograph that he took that went on to become one of the most famous war photographs of the 20th century. 

    BBC Radio 4 Today
    Here's The Falling Soldier by Robert Capa, on display in an exhibition in Rome earlier this year #r4today http://twitter.com/BBCr4today/status/395095245672570880/photo/1

    Brett Rogers, director of the Photographers' Gallery in London, explained the significance of the image to Today:

  • 29 Oct 2013 10:28:53

    Highlights

    Listen to clips from this morning's programme:

  • 29 Oct 2013 06:53:28

    Papers

    Here's a round-up of this morning's newspaper headlines:

  • 29 Oct 2013 06:47:37

    Today's running order

    Subject to change

    0615

    Business with Simon Jack including news that top executives from the UK's six largest energy companies are expected to face serious criticism when they come before a group of MPs on Tuesday. The bosses have been called in front of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, following recent price rises. Plus - analysis on news that the oil giant BP are due to publish their third quarter results later.

     

    0709

    The former head of Haringey children's services has agreed a six-figure pay-out for unfair dismissal, which could cost the council up to £600,000, BBC Newsnight has reported. The former children and families minister Tim Loughton reacts to the revelation.

     

    0712

    A former BBC driver who was due in court yesterday in connection with alleged child sexual offences - and who was the first person to be charged under the Jimmy Saville related Operation Yewtree - has been found dead at his home. Danny Shaw, the BBC's home affairs correspondent, reports.

     

    0715

    Business news with Simon Jack including Bronwyn Curtis, governor at the London School of Economics, giving her reaction to the release of the Lloyds third quarter results.

     

    0718

    Engineers have been working through the night to restore power to 166,000 homes which were still without power on Monday night after a storm hit Britain. The BBC's Ben Geoghegan reports from Euston station and Tony Glover, director of policy at the Energy Networks Association, outlines the work that needs to be done

     

    0721

    The man at the centre of a dispute between managers and unions at the Grangemouth oil refinery has resigned. Eric Joyce, former Falkirk MP, gives his reaction.

     

    0725

    Researchers at Great Ormond Street Hospital believe there may be evidence that lullabies can help sick children by reducing pain and improving their wellbeing. The BBC's health and science reporter James Gallagher outlines the findings of the study.

     

    0736

    Victims of crime in England and Wales are to be given a greater opportunity to speak in courts. Gill Veysee, whose son Darren was fatally stabbed by a man four years ago, and Sally O'Neill, a QC and a former chairman of the Criminal Barrister's Association, explain the extent to which they support the change.

     

    0742

    The paper review.

     

    0745

    A 1947 recording of a radio interview with photographer with Robert Capa has been found in which he talk about a photograph that he took that went on to become one of the most famous war photographs of the 20th century. Brett Rogers, director of the Photographers' Gallery in London, explains the significance of the image.

     

    0748

    Thought for the Day with the Right Reverend Graham James, Bishop of Norwich.

     

    0751

    From December 2012 to May 2013 a tweeting Canadian astronaut captured the attention of the world with his surreal photographs of the Earth (and countries and landmarks) as viewed from space. Chris Hadfield explains that he retired last July and has just released his book An Astronaut's Guide to Life.

     

    0810

    The Department of Transport will today publish a report setting out the benefits of High Speed 2. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin discusses the strategic and business case for the development.

     

    0820

    The National Theatre is 50, and to celebrate the birthday some of Britain's greatest actors will be taking part in a gala on Saturday night. The Today programme's James Naughtie went along to rehearsals on Monday to hear from to the director of the National Theatre for the last ten years, Sir Nicholas Hytner.

     

    0825

    Transport is still disrupted and homes are without power following Monday morning's storm which claimed four lives. The Today programme's Tom Bateman reports from the site of a house that had a tree fall on top of it, where an emergency clear-up is underway.

     

    0834

    The Lobbying Bill is intended to increase transparency in political funding, but the Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement will later release a report claiming that it will have a negative effect on issue-based campaigning. Baroness Mallalieu, president of the Countryside Alliance and a member of the commission, and Andrew Lansley MP, leader of the Commons, discuss the potential consequences of the Bill.

     

    0840

    Business news with Simon Jack including discussion of the role that cities should play in shaping our future economy.

     

    0844

    A new book by US journalist Malcolm Gladwell claims to change the way we think about strength and weakness, power and dispossession. The Today programme's Evan Davis hears from the author who wonders whether we misunderstand the meaning of advantages and disadvantages.

     

    0849

    There are already many high-speed rail networks across Europe. The BBC's Duncan Crawford reports from Paris to hear what the French think about their high-speed rail lines.

     

    0852

    The Asian and European sides of Istanbul will be connected underground today following the opening of a new railway tunnel under the Bosphorus Strait. The BBC's James Reynolds reports from Istanbul, Turkey.

     

    0855

    Executives from the big six energy firms are due to sit in front of the Energy Select Committee later to answer questions about profits and price rises. David Hunter, energy analyst at Schneider Electric, outlines how the consumer energy pricing structure works and examines whether it is fair to blame the companies for making a profit.


Saving lives at sea

Saving small children at sea – MSF migrant rescue diary

The diary of MSF doctor Erna Rijnierse aboard a rescue ship in the Mediterranean.