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23/01/2014

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

2 hours, 31 minutes

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Thu 23 Jan 2014 06:00

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John and John

Two Johns. Both known for their uncompromising style. How do they measure up?

Thursday's running order

With Evan Davis and Justin Webb.

  • 23 Jan 2014 11:11:18

    Programme highlights

  • 23 Jan 2014 06:05:56

    Today's running order

    Subject to change


    0610

    The paper review.

     

    0612

    Top leaders at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos have warned Europe is not fully out of recession. Today’s Mishal Husain brings us up to date.

     

    0614

    About 1,400 soldiers are to lose their jobs in the Army's fourth and final round of redundancies as part of defence cuts announced in the 2010. Jonathan Beale reports.

     

    0616

    Business news with Simon Jack.

    -       Bank of England figures show lending to businesses fell by £4.3bn between September and November 2013. Anthony Browne, chief executive of the British Bankers' Association, examines.

    -       Manchester United has dropped out of the top three in Deloitte's football rich list for the first time. Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, discusses.

     

    0632

    The BBC’s Hannah Barnes brings us an update on the privately run Oakwood prison, which experienced a major disturbance earlier this month.

     

    0635

    The usefulness of restrictions put on terror suspects by the home secretary may be "withering on the vine", a group of MPs and peers has warned. The BBC’s Danny Shaw explores the issue.

     

    0637

    Patients in England cannot rely on information on waiting times for non-emergency operations, such as knee and hip replacements, a watchdog says. The BBC’s Adam Brimelow reports.

     

    0640

    The paper review.

     

    0643

    Susan Hulme brings us news of Yesterday in Parliament.

     

    0648

    With the new World Cup venue in the Brazilian city of Manaus still unfinished, several workers at the site have told the BBC they are not being paid and are coming under pressure to finish the project on time. The BBC’s Wyre Davies reports from Manaus.

     

    0653

    UN mediator for Syrian peace talks Lakhdar Brahimi is to hold separate talks with rival delegations to assess their willingness to meet together. The BBC’s Bridget Kendall explains.

     

    0710

    The usefulness of restrictions put on terror suspects by the home secretary may be "withering on the vine", a group of MPs and peers has warned. 

     

    0714

    Ukrainian opposition leaders have issued an ultimatum to President Viktor Yanukovych, after talks failed to resolve the political stalemate. The BBC’s Duncan Crawford is in Kiev.

     

    0717

    Business news with Simon Jack. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos that "military expansion" must be restrained in Asia. Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of Renault-Nissan, discusses; plus the BBC’s chief business correspondent Linda Yueh brings us the latest.

     

    0720

    The BBC's Will Gompertz looks at the online ticket resale agencies.

     

    0730

    The UK unemployment rate has dropped to 7.1%, close to the point at which the Bank of England has said it will consider raising interest rates. Sir John Gieve, former deputy governor of the Bank of England, and Stephanie Flanders, strategist for UK and Europe at J P Morgan Asset Management, discuss.

     

    0737

    The paper review.

     

    0740

    The National Archive at Kew has placed online a collection of appeals from those conscripted to fight in World War I. We hear some of these letters; plus David Langrish, reader advisor at the National Archives, discusses.

     

    0746

    Thought for the Day with Reverend Joel Edwards, international director of Micah Challenge.

     

    0750

    Patients in England cannot rely on information on waiting times for non-emergency operations, such as knee and hip replacements, a watchdog says. 

     

    0810

    The BBC’s Hannah Barnes brings us an update on the privately run Oakwood prison, which experienced a major disturbance earlier this month. Plus Jerry Petherick, managing director for custodial and detention services at G4S, speaks to Justin Webb.


    0820

    Dame Angela Lansbury is returning to the stage in London for the first time in 40 years. The BBC’s Rebecca Jones speaks to her.

     

    0830

    The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, is to make a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Today’s Mishal Husain brings us up to date.

     

    0841

    Troops loyal to the government in South Sudan have now recaptured all the major towns from rebel control, though some rural areas remain under the control of opposition forces. The BBC’s Mark Lowen reports.

     

    0846

    Business news with Simon Jack. GW Pharmaceuticals has just raised $100 million on the NASDAQ stock exchange in the US to develop a new cannabis-based treatment for epilepsy in young children. Justin Gover, the company’s chief executive, explains.

     

    0850

    Aron Sheedy, vice president of mobile products at Nuance, looks at the technology behind autocorrect.

     

    0854

    The Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina has publicly come out as gay, making him one of the most high-profile Africans to do so. He speaks to presenter Justin Webb.

     

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