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21 Jan 2014 Last updated at 11:46

Tuesday 21 January

With John Humphrys and Justin Webb.
  • 21 Jan 2014 11:36:11

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    David Blunkett and WIll Self discuss cynicism and apathy towards politics.



    Sir Desmond de Silva QC discusses a report claiming there is "systematic killing" in Syria



    Tina Hughes discusses the need to continue improvements to Britain's level crossings



    Former US commander General Stanley McChrystal discusses the situation in Afghanistan.



    Today's Sima Kotecha speaks to former British soldiers about the situation in Afghanistan.

  • 21 Jan 2014 06:03:42



    Today's running order

    Subject to change


    0610

    The paper review.

     

    0612

    The UN has withdrawn its invitation to Iran to join this week's peace conference on the Syria crisis. The BBC’s Nick Bryant brings us up to date.

     

    0615

    Business news with Simon Jack.

    -       Bosses of UK energy distribution companies are to be questioned by MPs about power cuts over the Christmas period. Dr Craig Lowrey, a consultant at UX Energy Services, analyses.

    -       John Ralfe, a pensions consultant, examines the criticisms of the Church of England’s pension scheme.

     

    0633

    There is clear evidence that Syria has systematically tortured and executed about 11,000 detainees since the start of the uprising, a report by three former war crimes prosecutors says. The BBC’s Paul Wood investigates.

     

    0636

    The Lib Dems have suspended Lord Rennard from the party after its former chief executive refused to apologise over sexual harassment claims. The BBC’s Ben Wright brings us the details.

     

    0638

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has warned that the country's stability is threatened by continuing clashes between police and anti-government protesters in the capital Kiev. The BBC’s Daniel Sandford reports.

     

    0640

    The paper review.

     

    0644

    Signs are going to be put up in the New Forest warning dog owners about a disease that could kill their pets.  David Walker, head of medicine at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, discusses.

     

    0648

    Susan Hulme updates us on Yesterday in Parliament.

     

    0653

    Kate Woodthorpe from the University of Bath discusses the rising cost of funerals.

     

    0710

    The talks in Switzerland aimed at trying to find a way to end the civil war in Syria are going to go ahead. The BBC’s Bridget Kendall reports.

     

    0712

    Over the next 12 months, all NATO combat troops will pull out of Afghanistan – leaving the Afghan National Security Forces in charge. The BBC’s Sima Kotecha has spoken to more than a dozen Non-Commissioned Officers who have spent time in Afghanistan to discuss what will happen in the country at this point.

     

    0718

    Business news with Simon Jack. The government are set to debate the issue of pub regulation for the third January in a row. Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, analyses.

     

    0721

    Some 10% of Britain's level crossings have been closed since 2010 as part of a programme to improve rail safety, Network Rail has said. Rail safety campaigner Tina Hughes examines.

     

    0731

    West Bromich Albion sponsor Zoopla have decided to end their sponsorship of the club at the end of the season over striker Nicolas Anelka's "quenelle" gesture. Anthony Clavane, author of Does Your Rabbi Know You're Here?, and Alan Cleverly, secretary of the West Bromich Albion supporters club, discuss.

     

    0739

    The paper review.

     

    0744

    The village of Muchelney on the Somerset Levels remains cut-off by flood-waters. The BBC’s Jon Kay speaks to locals.

     

    0748

    Thought for the Day with The Right Reverend Graham James, Bishop of Norwich.

     

    0751

    Over the next 12 months, all NATO combat troops will pull out of Afghanistan – leaving the Afghan National Security Forces in charge. General Stanley McChrystal, head of NATO forces in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2010, discusses.

     

    0810

    There is clear evidence that Syria has systematically tortured and executed about 11,000 detainees since the start of the uprising, a report by three former war crimes prosecutors says. Sir Desmond De Silva QC analyses.


    0825

    Clinical psychologist Dr Jennifer Wild and writer Leo Benedictus discuss the art of the apology.

     

    0833

    The former home secretary David Blunkett discusses cynicism and apathy towards politics.

     

    0839

    Over the next 12 months, all NATO combat troops will pull out of Afghanistan – leaving the Afghan National Security Forces in charge. Brigadier Rupert Jones discusses.

     

    0844

    Business news with Simon Jack. The UK's toy industry is looking ahead to next Christmas and already pondering what are going to be the big sellers. Natasha Crookes, one of the directors of the British Toy and Hobby Association.

     

    0847

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has warned that the country's stability is threatened by continuing clashes between police and anti-government protesters in the capital Kiev. Pro-EU protester Vlad Stadnyk and opposition MP Lesya Orobets discuss.

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