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23/11/2013

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 23 November 2013

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

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    Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.

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With Mishal Husain and Sarah Montague.

  • 23 Nov 2013 07:44:02

    Running order

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    0709

    The paper review.

     

    0711

    The attorney general Dominic Grieve has said politicians need to wake up to the corruption taking place in some minority communities. The BBC’s political correspondent, Tom Barton, reports.

     

    0714

    According to new NHS figures, hospitals in England are taking longer to discharge patients even though they're fit to leave. The BBC’s health correspondent, Adam Brimelow, finds out more.

     

    0717

    Yesterday in Parliament, with Mark D’Arcy, the BBC’s parliamentary correspondent.

     

    0721

    A new film, Bayou Maharajah, exploring the life and music of celebrated New Orleans pianist James Booker is set to have its UK premiere, 23 November. Lily Keber, the film’s director, speaks to the Today programme’s Sarah Montague.

     

    0732

    The Scottish government will publish its White Paper on independence for Scotland on Tuesday 26 November. The Today programme’s James Naughtie discusses this big day in the independence debate with fellow presenter Mishal Husain.

     

    0737

    The paper review.

     

    0740

    The leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony, is reported to be discussing the terms of his possible surrender with the government of the Central African Republic. The Today programme’s Mike Thomson reports, with rare access to an LRA defector with close links to Joseph Kony.

     

    0746

    Thought for the Day, with theologian and writer Vicky Beeching.

     

    0750

    Following this week’s revelations regarding the Co-op Bank’s former chairman, Reverend Paul Flowers, has there been a wider effect on the co-operative movement and its political arm, the Co-op Party? Gareth Thomas, the Chair of the Co-op Party, discusses.

     

    0753

    The Church of England's general synod voted overwhelmingly in favour of proposals for women bishops this week. Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the chaplain to the speaker of the House of Commons, discusses.

     

    0810

    Five Britons arrested by Russian authorities during a Greenpeace protest in the Arctic have been freed on bail after two months in detention. Executive director of Greenpeace UK, John Sauven, speaks to the Today programme’s Mishal Husain.

     

    0818

    The Obama administration will push back the open enrolment season for Obamacare health insurance in 2015 by a month, to give insurance companies more time to determine their rates. Tom Daschle, former US democrat majority leader, explains.

     

    0823

    Earlier this week a charity called for more time to be given at pedestrian crossings so that the elderly and infirm could get across before the lights change.  The Today programme’s Tom Feilden discovers more.

     

    0832

    Talks on Iran's nuclear programme are reported to have made 'considerable progress'. The BBC’s Middle East Editor, Jeremy Bowen, examines.

     

    0837

    The attorney general Dominic Grieve has said politicians need to wake up to the corruption taking place in some minority communities. The Today programme’s Sarah Montague is joined by Khalid Mahmood, Labour MP for Perry Barr.

     

    0843

    The paper review.

     

    0846

    Soldiers from an undercover unit used by the British army in Northern Ireland killed unarmed civilians, former members told BBC One's Panorama. General Sir Mike Jackson, the army’s chief of the general staff between 2003 and 2006, speaks to the Today programme’s Mishal Husain.

     

    0852

    The Labour leader Ed Miliband will shortly take his turn to pick his favourite records on Desert Island Discs. The BBC’s political correspondent Chris Mason speaks to past guests and presenters.

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