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06/01/2014

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 06 January 2014

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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 Evan Davis and Justin Webb.

  • 6 Jan 2014 10:25:49

    Highlights

    Clips & pictures from this morning's programme:

  • 6 Jan 2014 07:05:32

    Today's running order

    Subject to change

    0615

    Business news with Simon Jack.

    -   UK manufacturing will expand more than any other country in the European Union, a new report suggests. Stephen Pegge, external relations director at Lloyds Banking Group, and Terry Scuoler, chief executive of the Engineering Employers’ Federation (EEF), discuss.

    -   Katja Hall, chief policy director at the CBI, discusses Labour leader Ed Miliband’s comments regarding Britain’s dependency on cheap foreign labour.

     

    0710

    Evan Davis and presenter Nkem Ifejika from the World Service’s Newsday speak to economist Jim O’Neill and Seni Adetu, managing director of Guinness, about the economic future of Nigeria.

     

    0720

    Victims of Jimmy Savile are calling today for a single inquiry into how he managed to evade justice. The BBC’s media and arts correspondent David Sillito reports.

     

    0724

    Aberystwyth University has advised its students not to come back for the new term. Tom Rule, a first year student, speaks to presenter Justin Webb.

     

    0733

    Thousands of residents are fleeing the Iraqi city of Fallujah, amid artillery fire and air strikes by government forces, witnesses told the BBC. Saad al-Mutalabi, a senior aide to the Iraqi prime minister, discusses.

     

    0737

    The paper review.

     

    0740

    Nollywood – the Nigerian version of Hollywood – is seeing growing success. Evan Davies and the World Service’s Nkem Ifejika speak to film producer Femi Odugbemi.

     

    0746

    Thought for the Day, with Canon Dr Alan Billings.

     

    0750

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is set to make a speech on 7 December saying that 2014 will be "the year of hard truths" with more "painful cuts". Mr Osborne speaks to presenter Justin Webb.

     

    0810

    Evan Davis and presenter Nkem Ifejika from the World Service’s Newsday speak to entrepreneurs from Nigeria.

     

    0823

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is set to make a speech on 7 December saying that 2014 will be "the year of hard truths" with more "painful cuts". The BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson reports.

     

    0833

    Victims of Jimmy Savile are calling today for a single inquiry into how he managed to evade justice. Solicitor Alan Collins, who is representing 60 of Savile's victims in compensation claims, speaks to Today’s Justin Webb.

     

    0838

    Evan Davis and presenter Nkem Ifejika from the World Service’s Newsday look at the infrastructure problem in Nigeria, speaking to those working on construction projects.

     

    0843

    Business news with Simon Jack. Robert Stheeman from the Treasury discusses his role of raising money for the government through the markets.

     

    0847

    Angela Brady, former president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), discusses the future of housing.

     

    0850

    Evan Davis speaks to Nigeria’s trade and investment minister, Olsegun Aganga, about the country’s economic prospects.

     

    0854

    England coach Andy Flower has vowed to continue in the job despite his side's 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia. Lewis Moody, former England rugby captain, and sports writer Sue Mott discuss how to rebuild a team following a big loss.


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