Today, 27/01/2014 Monday's running order

27 Jan 2014 Last updated at 11:30

Monday 27 January

With Justin Webb and Evan Davis.
  • 27 Jan 2014 10:11:19

    Highlights

    Listen to clips from this morning's programme:


    Cameron: UK seeing 'balanced economic recovery'


    Eugenia Tymoshenko: Ukraine opposition want 'peaceful' outcome 


    Outnumbered 'honest snapshot of family life' 


    Environment Agency 'out-of-control quango', says MP

  • 27 Jan 2014 10:16:38


    Health poetry

    An eminent cardiologist has organised and funded a poetry competition for his medical students to stop them becoming, in his words, intellectually brutalised. 

    Gabrielle Gascoigne, pictured, is a previous winner.

    The BBC’s Jane Dreaper discovers more:

    Here's the full version of Mastectomy - For His Wife, by Gabrielle Ruth Gascoigne:

     

    It will be an honour

    to bathe the scars.

    Don’t think my tears imply

    an ounce of sorrow -

    only joy

    could fill my eyes.

     

    It will be a pleasure

    to hold you close.

    Know this – your precious flesh

    calls the bluff on gold

    and silver -

    makes me a king.

     

    It will be a delight

    to talk with you

    into the night we thought

    stolen, clean away -

    until day

    renews our hope.

     

    It would be too heartless

    if all this love,

    these sinner’s prayers and more

    should fall to nothing

    more than rain

    on empty streets.

     

  • 27 Jan 2014 06:00:13

    Today's running order

    Subject to change


    0610

    The US military has carried out a missile strike in Somalia against a suspected militant leader with ties to al-Qaeda and al-Shabab. The BBC’s David Willis keeps us up to date.

     

    0612

    Some communities in England and Scotland are being warned to expect more flooding after rain swept across much of Britain on Sunday. The BBC’s John Maguire is in Somerset.

     

    0615

    Business news with Simon Jack.

    -          City bosses have attacked Ed Balls’ pledge to raise the top rate of tax to 50p. Chairman of Lloyd's of London, John Nelson, discusses.

    -          Prime Minister David Cameron will say in a speech on 27 January that the current government will be the first in modern history to leave office with fewer domestic regulations than when it entered - saving businesses over £850m a year. Mike Cherry, national policy chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, analyses.

     

    0632

    The Syrian peace talks in Geneva are due to move on to wider political questions such as the divisive issue of transfer of power in the country. The BBC’s Jim Muir informs us.

     

    0635

    Lloyds Banking Group says it has fixed problems that affected Halifax, Lloyds, Bank of Scotland and TSB customers using ATMs and debit cards. The BBC’s Andy Moore reports.

     

    0639

    US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has alleged the National Security Agency engaged in industrial espionage. The BBC’s Steve Evans discovers more.

     

    0646

    The paper review.

     

    0650

    British troops have now withdrawn from the bases that they took at great cost in the Helmand countryside, Afghanistan. The BBC’s David Loyn looks at the risk of the region being taken back by Taliban forces.

     

    0654

    More than 140 men have come forward with allegations of sexual and physical abuse at a former youth detention centre in County Durham. Chris Jackson, presenter of BBC One’s Inside Out, discusses.

     

    0657

    Protests in Ukraine are spreading further outside Kiev, with reports of unrest in the east, north and south. Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, discusses.

     

    0710

    Whitehall officials are warning that more terrorist attacks in Russia are "very likely to occur" in the run-up to or during the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The BBC’s Frank Gardner investigates.

     

    0714

    The BBC’s Nick Robinson looks at the politics behind the UK economy.

     

    0718

    Business news with Simon Jack. Research by the Centre for Cities shows that 80% of the UK’s private sector job growth took place in London last year. Its chief executive Alexandra Jones explains.

     

    0723

    An eminent cardiologist has organised and funded a poetry competition for his medical students to stop them becoming, in his words, intellectually brutalized. The BBC’s Jane Dreaper discovers more.

     

    0732

    Some communities in England and Scotland are being warned to expect more flooding after rain swept across much of Britain on Sunday. Ian Liddell-Grainger, the Conservative MP for Bridgwater and West Somerset, and local Somerset farmer James Winslade discuss.

     

    0736

    The paper review.

     

    0741

    A look at musical hallucinations, when sufferers hear music which they cannot stop. Dr Sukhwinker Kumar, a research fellow at Newcastle University, examines.

     

    0745

    Thought for the Day, with the Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.

     

    0749

    The Syrian peace talks in Geneva are due to move on to wider political questions such as the divisive issue of transfer of power in the country. The BBC’s Bridget Kendall reports.

     

    0810

    The Prime Minister is addressing the Federation of Small Businesses on 27 January, with the economy right at the heart of the looming general election campaign. Mr Cameron speaks to Today’s Evan Davis.


    0831

    Tony Blair told us over the weekend that religious extremism was the biggest source of conflict around the world. The executive director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Jean Paul-Laborde speaks to Today’s Justin Webb.

     

    0836

    Business news with Simon Jack. Lloyds Banking Group says it has fixed problems that affected Halifax, Lloyds, Bank of Scotland and TSB customers using ATMs and debit cards. Independent banking commentator Frances Coppola discusses.

     

    0840

    27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day. Peter Lantos, author of Parallel Lines, recounts being taken to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as a five-year-old child.

     

    0855

    The comedy series Outnumbered is coming to an end, with the fifth and final series beginning on Wednesday. Presenter Justin Webb speaks to the show's creators Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, as well as actor Tyger Drew-Honey. 

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