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28/01/2014

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

2 hours, 31 minutes

Last on

Tue 28 Jan 2014 06:00

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Tuesday's running order

With Justin Webb and Mishal Husain.

  • 28 Jan 2014 07:22:19

    Programme highlights


    Doctor Who has been given a new outfit - a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue tapered trousers and Dr Martens. Presenter and fashion expert Julian Bennett gives his view:

  • 28 Jan 2014 06:00:32



    Today's running order

    Subject to change


    0610

    Nearly seven months after he was deposed in Egypt, the trial of former president Mohammed Morsi begins today. The BBC’s Orla Guerin is in Cairo.

     

    0612

    The paper review.

     

    0615

    Business with Simon Jack.

    -       RBS may face full-year losses of up to £8bn, after the bank said it needed another £3.1bn for claims relating to the financial crisis. Colin McLean, managing director of SVM Asset Management, discusses.

    -       Shares in tech giant Apple fell close to 9% in after-hours trading after the firm reported flat profits of $13.1bn (£7.9bn) during the October to January quarter. The BBC’s Richard Taylor finds out more.

    -       Official figures are expected to show the UK's economic growth in 2013 was the strongest since 2007, the year before the financial crisis. Jonathan Portes, director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, and Ruth Lea, economic adviser to the Arbuthnot Banking Group, discuss.

    -       Charles Dumas, chief economist at Lombard Street Research, looks at the problems facing the Chinese economy.

     

    0635

    Farmers and MPs in the Somerset Levels have accused the government and the Environment Agency of failing to take action by dredging the rivers. The BBC’s Roger Harrabin reports.

     

    0638

    Ukraine's parliament is expected to vote on plans to scrap a new anti-protest law in a special session called over the ongoing unrest in the country. The BBC’s Matthew Price reports.

     

    0641

    The paper review.

     

    0645

    Sean Curran looks at Yesterday in Parliament.

     

    0649

    Five big technology firms have won the right to reveal details about requests they receive from the US government about their users’ data. The BBC’s Gordon Corera examines.

     

    0652

    Barack Obama is expected to put tackling poverty at the centre of his State of the Union address on 28 January. The BBC’s Jonny Dymond looks at equality in the US.

     

    0655

    Buckingham Palace should be opened to more paying visitors when the Queen is not in residence to fund improvements to the royal estate, MPs have said. Margaret Hodge, chair of the Public Accounts Committee, discusses.

     

    0710

    Farmers and MPs in the Somerset Levels have accused the government and the Environment Agency of failing to take action by dredging the rivers. Jean Venables, chief executive of the Association of Drainage Authorities, explores the issue.

     

    0715

    Anti-government protests in Ukraine have spread beyond the capital, Kiev, in recent days. The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg has been to the city of Zaporizhia in eastern Ukraine.

     

    0720

    Business news with Simon Jack. Stephen Stone, chief executive at Crest Nicholson, discusses the potential risk of a UK housing bubble.

     

    0725

    An exploding star has been spotted in the night sky - the closest supernova to Earth that has been seen in decades. Dr Steve Fossey, an astronomer at University College London, discusses.

     

    0732

    RBS may face full-year losses of up to £8bn, after the bank said it needed another £3.1bn for claims relating to the financial crisis. The BBC’s Robert Peston keeps us up to date, before Baroness Wheatcroft discusses the issue with Today’s Mishal Husain.

     

    0735

    The paper review.

     

    0740

    Doctor Who has been given a new outfit - a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue tapered trousers and Dr Martens. Presenter and fashion expert Julian Bennett gives his opinions.

     

    0745

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

     

    0750

    The Institute of Cancer Research is launching a new Centre for Evolution and Cancer.  Today’s science correspondent Tom Feilden has been offered exclusive access.

     

    0810

    Farmers and MPs in the Somerset Levels have accused the government and the Environment Agency of failing to take action by dredging the rivers. Lord Smith, chair of the Environment Agency, speaks to presenter Mishal Husain.


    0820

    Earworm is when music producers use a set of notes scientifically organised so that the repetition takes over your head. Joe Bennett, a forensic musicologist at University of Bath Spa and Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, author of On Repeat: How Music Plays The Mind, discuss.

     

    0830

    Official figures are expected to show the UK's economic growth in 2013 was the strongest since 2007, the year before the financial crisis. Rob Marshall, client services director of web design company Purpose Media, and James Ramsbotham, chief executive of the North East Chamber of Commerce, debate.

     

    0835

    ‘Cashgate', the biggest financial scandal in Malawi's history, has affected the country's relations with donors and caused outrage among Malawians. The BBC’s Nomsa Maseko reports.

     

    0840

    The immigration bill is back in the House of Commons this week with two challenges to the government from within Conservative ranks. Dominic Raab MP discusses the amendment he is proposing.

     

    0845

    Business news with Simon Jack. Companies have been pulling out of offshore wind projects claiming there is no money to be made in the sector. Keith Anderson, chief executive of Scottish Power Renewables, discusses why his company is continuing to invest.

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