Today, 24/12/2013 Today's running order

24 Dec 2013 Last updated at 09:59

Tuesday 24 December

With Justin Webb and John Humphrys.
  • 24 Dec 2013 09:36:56

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  • 24 Dec 2013 06:48:58

    Today's running order

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    0615

    Business news with Justin Rowlatt.

    -          A look at how the pound has strengthened across 2013 with Jeremy Stretch, head of foreign exchange strategy at Canadian bank CIBC.

    -          Legal and General chief executive Nigel Wilson discusses whether the answer to the UK housing shortage is for pension funds and insurers to invest in new homes.

     

    0710

    Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon. Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell speaks to presenter John Humphrys.

     

    0713

    Scotland and Northern Ireland are preparing to bear the brunt of the latest storms to hit the UK, following widespread damage and travel chaos. The BBC’s Dan Johnson and Jo Black report.

     

    0718

    Business news with Justin Rowlatt. Former BlackRock investment manager Prof Bernard Lee analyses the role of sovereign wealth funds in the current global economy.

     

    0725

    Millions of patients in England wait a week or longer to be seen by their GP surgery, official NHS figures reveal. Maureen Baker, chair of The Royal College of General Practitioners, examines.

     

    0734

    As new details emerge of alleged ethnic killings committed in South Sudan during more than a week of violence, Hannah McNeish, a freelance reporter in the capital Juba, discusses whether a civil war has already begun in the country.

     

    0741

    The paper review.

     

    0748

    Thought for the Day, with Bishop James Jones.

     

    0810

    Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon. Prof Barry Cooper, author of Alan Turing: His Work and Impact, discusses; plus Baroness Trumpington speaks to Today’s John Humphrys.

     

    0818

    Has the ‘thank you letter’ been overlooked in modern times, replaced by texts and social media? Simon Garfield, author of To The Letter, and social media user Sophie Gadd discuss.

     

    0830

    The five Northern Ireland Executive parties held round-table talks on 23 December to discuss proposals for dealing with parades, flags and the past.  Jeffrey Donaldson, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP for Lagan Valley, discusses.

     

    0835

    Business news with Justin Rowlatt. In the past year, the price of gold has fallen by nearly a quarter. Marcus Grubb, investment director of the World Gold Council, analyses what will happen in 2014.

     

    0839

    John Humphrys takes to the chair for a special Mastermind, quizzing a panel of BBC journalists.

     

    0848

    New details are emerging of alleged ethnic killings committed in South Sudan during more than a week of violence. Santo Loku Pio, the Bishop of Juba, speaks to presenter Justin Webb.

     

    0853

    Canon Rosie Harper and Giles Fraser, broadcaster and parish priest, discuss the Midnight Mass.

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