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20/01/2014

Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day.

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Mon 20 Jan 2014 06:00

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Guest Editors 2014: The best bits

Guest Editors 2014

The best interviews from Today's 2014 Christmas guest editors.

Paddington creator Michael Bond talks to Today

Monday's running order

With Evan Davis and Justin Webb.

  • 20 Jan 2014 11:07:09

    Highlights


    Nick Clegg sets out how he intends to deal with Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard following allegations of sexual harassment.

  • 20 Jan 2014 06:10:51



    Today's running order

    Subject to change


    0610

    The paper review.

     

    0612

    The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is set to launch the government's mental health strategy. The BBC’s Michael Buchanan brings us up to date.

     

    0614

    Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych has agreed to negotiate with pro-EU protesters and opposition leaders after violent clashes in the capital Kiev. The BBC’s Daniel Sandford is in Kiev.

     

    0616

    Business news with Simon Jack.

    -          China's economy, the world's second-largest, grew at its slowest pace in 14 years in 2013, latest figures show. David Wilder, from Market News International, analyses.

    -          A survey by Pinsent Masons has found that the vast majority of industry players believe it will be at least 10 years before UK shale gas exploration makes a significant impact on domestic energy supplies. Mike Pocock, energy and environment specialist at Pinsent Masons, discusses the findings.

     

    0633

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon has invited Iran to take part in preliminary Syrian peace talks this week in Switzerland - an offer Tehran has accepted. The BBC’s Kim Ghattas reports.

     

    0636

    Lib Dem peer Lord Rennard is bringing his party into disrepute by refusing to apologise over claims of sexual harassment, a former special adviser to party leader Nick Clegg has said. The BBC’s Ben Wright investigates.

     

    0641

    The paper review.

     

    0645

    Opposition leader Ed Miliband set out a plan yesterday for a Labour government to foster more competition in the UK, using consumer groups such as Which? to keep checking that competition in the UK is working effectively. Richard Lloyd, executive director of Which?, discusses.

     

    0648

    As British troops are withdrawn from Afghanistan, the billions of pounds-worth of new equipment will be returning too, leaving a surplus in kit. The BBC’s Jonathan Beale discovers more.

     

    0650

    In the next few weeks, the BBC will publish an independent report into the abuses committed by Jimmy Savile and the culture of the organisation at the time. Liz Dux, who represents 74 victims and is head of the abuse unit at Slater and Gordon, examines.

     

    0710

    Lib Dem peer Lord Rennard is bringing his party into disrepute by refusing to apologise over claims of sexual harassment, a former special adviser to party leader Nick Clegg has said. The BBC’s Iain Watson explores the issue, before Lord MacDonald speaks to presenter Justin Webb.

     

    0717

    The South Sudanese government has recaptured the town of Bor from rebels. The BBC's Mark Lowen reports.

     

    0720

    Business news with Simon Jack. Kevin Burrows from PricewaterhouseCoopers analyses the rise in fines for banks over recent years, and where the money goes.

     

    0723

    Former Labour minister Malcolm Wicks has revealed in his posthumous autobiography that he leaked information to save Labour’s 1974 child benefit scheme. Frank Field, who played a role in the leak, discusses.

     

    0732

    Pollster Peter Kellner looks at the effects of Labour’s reaction to the government’s welfare reform, plus shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves announces a new policy.

     

    0738

    The paper review.

     

    0743

    A painting by Edouard Vuillard that was sold for £3,000 on eBay eight years ago, has been found to be part of a pair. Fake or Fortune? presenter Fiona Bruce discusses.

     

    0747

    Thought for the Day with Canon Dr Alan Billings.

     

    0753

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon has invited Iran to take part in preliminary Syrian peace talks this week in Switzerland - an offer Tehran has accepted. The BBC’s Bridget Kendall reports, plus the former state department spokesman PJ Crowley analyses the situation. 

     

    0810

    Lib Dem peer Lord Rennard is bringing his party into disrepute by refusing to apologise over claims of sexual harassment. Party leader Nick Clegg speaks to presenter Justin Webb, before Nick Robinson updates us on the latest.


    0820

    The Rosetta Space probe has reached its destination and is to come out of hibernation. Today’s Tom Feilden discovers more.

     

    0832

    The Labour leader Ed Miliband says he wants to promote competition and support consumers. Independent columnist Steve Richards and economist Professor John Kay debate.

     

    0838

    The rapper Professor Green has recorded a programme for BBC Radio 1 about suicide and young people. Stephen Manderson, aka Professor Green, joins Today’s Evan Davis.

     

    0843

    Business news with Simon Jack. The British Retail Consortium has published its latest retail crime survey. Julie Davies, who manages a crime reduction partnership, discusses.

     

    0846

    The new sponsor for the Tate Modern's turbine hall is set to be announced. Will Gompertz brings us the result.

     

    0849

    The papers are referring to the British monarchy as a “job share” between the Queen and Prince Charles. Royal historian Dr Kate Williams and Dr Vernon Bogdanor, professor of government at King’s College, debate.

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