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13/11/2013

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 13 November 2013

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

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With James Naughtie and Evan Davis.

  • 13 Nov 2013 11:15:37

    Highlights

    Listen to clips from this morning's programme below:
  • 13 Nov 2013 07:09:59

    Papers

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

  • 13 Nov 2013 06:56:59

    Today's running order

    Subject to change


    0615

    Simon Jack presents the Business news as the governor of the bank of England gives his latest outlook on the UK economy.

     

    0709

    A two-tier A&E should be created to ease pressure on an "emergency service at its limit", according to a major review. The BBC's health correspondent Adam Brimelow reports. Dr Sarah Wollaston, Conservative MP for Totnes and a former GP, evaluates the review.

     

    0712

    Consumers face another 17 years of above-inflation increases in energy and water bills as households are forced to stump up for the cost of renewing Britain ageing infrastructure, warn the National Audit Office (NAO). Victoria Keilthy, director of private and third sector delivery at the NAO, discusses the rise in energy costs.

     

    0720

    Business news with Simon Jack

     

    0723

    Four children and their school bus driver have been buried in Syria after two mortars struck the Old City of Damascus on Monday. The BBC's chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet reports from Damascus.

     

    0730

    The government says it will match public donations to UK charities raising money for the Philippines, up to £5m, in the wake of the typhoon there last week. Speaking to the Today programme's Evan Davis, Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, discusses Typhoon Haiyan.

     

    0740

    The paper review

     

    0743

    Miley Cyrus has told the BBC that she is "one of the biggest feminists in the world". Catherine Hakim, social scientist, and author of Honey Money, and Lia Latchford, member of the Rewind and Reframe campaign, debate if the pop star is a feminist.

     

    0747

    Thought for the day with Abdal Hakim Murad, Muslim chaplain at the University of Cambridge.

     

    0750

    A two-tier A&E should be created to ease pressure on an "emergency service at its limit", according to a major review. Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS, analyses the current system.

     

    0810

    Consumers face another 17 years of above-inflation increases in energy and water bills as households are forced to stump up for the cost of renewing Britain ageing infrastructure, warn the National Audit Office (NAO). Alan Young, managing director of corporate affairs at energy supplier SSE, evaluates the increase in charges.

     

    0817

    Sir John Tavener, one of the leading British composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, has died at the age of 69. Michael Berkeley, composer and friend of Mr Tavener, and Roger Wright, controller of BBC Radio 3, remember the composer.

     

    0830

    The leader of the far right French National Front, Marine Le Pen, is in the Netherlands today to meet the Dutch far right leader Geert Wilders. The BBC's Europe correspondent Chris Morris reports. Guy Verhofstadt, former prime minister of Belgium, and leader of the liberal and democrats group in the European parliament, discusses the meeting.

     

    0840

    Business news with Simon Jack

     

    0845

    The Afghan drugs harvest hit a new record in 2013 according to the UN office on drugs and crime, as 200,000 hectares of land were planted with opium poppies. The BBC's Afghanistan correspondent David Loyn reports.

     

    0850

    Sir John Tavener, one of the leading British composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, has died at the age of 69. Joining the Today programme's James Naughtie are nine members of BBC Singers, to perform Tavener's The Lamb.

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