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06/11/2013

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 06 November 2013

News and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Yesterday in Parliament, Weather, Thought for the Day.

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  • 6 Nov 2013 11:13:33

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  • 6 Nov 2013 06:57:52

    Today's running order

    Subject to change

    0615

    Business news with Simon Jack on the prospect of job cuts at Britain's shipyards.

     

    0709

    Job losses are coming at three shipyards run by BAE Systems, where work depends on orders from the Ministry of Defence. Gerald Vernon-Jackson, leader of Portsmouth Council, evaluates the situation.

     

    0712

    A special task force has been put together to find the man who had been tagged, but managed to escape disguised as a woman wearing a burka. The BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner reports.

     

    0716

    The British ambassador in Berlin, Simon McDonald, has been asked by the German government about the reports on intelligence-gathering from his embassy. Jan Albrecht, a Green MP in the Reichstag and a campaigner on data protection, discusses the request.

     

    0720

    Business news with Simon Jack.

     

    0730

    The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meets today, ahead of Thursday's announcement on interest rates. The BBC’s economics editor Robert Peston reports and Andrew Sentence, a former MPC member, analyses the possible outcomes.

     

    0737

    Details have emerged of how nine US skydivers and two pilots escaped as their planes crashed in mid-air, turning one of the aircraft into a "fireball". The Today Programme's John Humphrys spoke to one of the survivors, Mike Robinson.

     

    0740

    The mayor of Canada's biggest city, Toronto, has admitted that he once took crack cocaine. Daniel Dale, a reporter for the Toronto Star, discusses the situation.

     

    0747

    Thought for the day with Lord Singh, director of the network of Sikh organisations.

     

    0750

    The BBC has learnt that major job losses will be announced later this week in shipyards across the UK. The BBC's political correspondent Nick Robinson reports and Johann Lamont, leader of the Scottish Labour party and the local MSP for the Govan shipyard, evaluates the future of the country's shipyards.

     

    0810

    An NHS hospital trust in Essex has been reported to the police, after staff said they were being pressured to change data about waiting times for cancer patients. Christina McAnea, Unison's national secretary for health, analyses the findings.

     

    0816

    Voters in the US are heading to the polls in the first major round of elections since President Barack Obama won a second term a year ago. The BBC's north America correspondent Mark Mardell reports.

     

    0820

    Two 18th Century paintings known as the first representations of a Kangaroo and Dingo, will remain in the UK. The BBC's arts correspondent Will Gompertz and Christine Riding, senior curator, discuss the paintings’ relevance.

     

    0830

    The M23 rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo says it is ending its insurgency, hours after the government claimed military victory. Stephanie Wolters, Great Lakes region specialist at the Institute of Security Studies in Johannesburg, and Russell Feingold, US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, debate the future of the country.

     

    0837

    Business news with Simon Jack

     

    0840

    Oliver Stone's controversial Hollywood classic JFK, documenting events surrounding the assassination of President John F Kennedy 50 years ago, is being re-released in American cinemas. The BBC's Tom Brook reports.

     

    0850

    Is there an alternative to the state and what would society look like if the state did not exist? Joining the Today programme's James Naughtie is Dominic Frisby, who has written a book Life After State, where he argues the state should be removed and Neal Lawson, chairman of Compass.

     

    0855

    As we look towards the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I next year, the Quakers are celebrating the men who refused to fight. Jane Dawson, from Quakers in Britain, talks about the men who were given “white feathers”.


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