Today, 30/01/2014 Thursday's running order

30 Jan 2014 Last updated at 11:22

Thursday 30 January

With Sarah Montague and John Humphrys.
  • 30 Jan 2014 10:44:20

    Programme Highlights

    Lena Barden and Pamela Ewan discuss a new potential treatment for peanut allergy.

    Robert Barlow explains why he believes the death of Rachael Slack was preventable.

    Dominic Raab MP and Lord Howard discuss amendments to the Immigration Bill

    The GMB union's Paul Kenny discusses Labour's proposed 'one member, one vote' system

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    Today's running order

    Subject to change


    Some Conservative MPs want ministers to reinstate restrictions on migrants from Romania and Bulgaria working in Britain until the end of 2018. The BBC’s Ben Wright discovers more.



    Doctors say a potential treatment for peanut allergy has transformed the lives of children taking part in a large clinical trial. The BBC’s Jane Dreaper investigates.



    Business news with Simon Jack.

    -       Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Rogoff discusses the reasons behind the volatile markets present in countries such as Turkey and Argentina.

    -       The UK's 100 biggest businesses are for the first time paying more in employment taxes than corporate taxes. Andrew Packman, author of the report and tax partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), discusses.



    Army vehicles could be drafted in to help flood-hit Somerset, the environment secretary has said. The BBC’s Jon Kaye keeps us up to date.



    The Ukrainian parliament has passed a law providing amnesty to protesters detained during recent unrest. The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg reports.



    Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto last month. Graham Slaughter, a reporter from the Toronto Star, discusses.



    The paper review.



    Sean Curran looks at Yesterday in Parliament.



    The case against three men accused of stealing food from bins outside an Iceland store has been dropped by prosecutors. William James, one of the men, and lawyer Mike Schwarz discuss.



    America's director of intelligence James Clapper has told a Senate committee that Syria may be able to produce biological weapons. Hamish De Bretton Gordon, former commanding officer of the UK's Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Regiment, discusses.



    Robert Barlow, the partner of Rachael Slack, says her death - and that of her one-year-old son - could have been prevented. The BBC’s Phil Mackie reports.



    The Bank of England governor has said an independent Scotland would need to give up some power to make a currency union with the rest of the UK work. Today’s James Naughtie meets three leading economic thinkers to see if there is any consensus about whether the idea of a shared currency is more or less likely given the governor’s intervention.



    Dr Liz Bentley, chief executive of the Royal Meteorological Society, examines whether this month has been the wettest January on record.



    Business news with Simon Jack. Diageo, the Scottish drinks business whose brands include Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Captain Morgan, Baileys, and Guinness, are to publish their half-year results. The company’s chief executive, Ivan Menezes, discusses.



    Doctors say a potential treatment for peanut allergy has transformed the lives of children taking part in a large clinical trial. Pamela Evan, head of the allergy department at Cambridge University Hospitals, and eleven-year-old Lena Barden who took part in their trial, discuss the results.



    Labour leader Ed Miliband is to send his proposals to break the party’s ties with trade unions to its National Executive Committee this weekend. The general secretary of the GMB union, Paul Kenny, assesses.



    The paper review.



    The world's biggest book fair has opened in the Indian city of Calcutta, with over 2 million books being sold over the next 12 days. The BBC’s Rahul Tandon finds out more.



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



    David Cameron faces a backbench rebellion on Thursday as Tory MPs seek to toughen up the immigration bill. Nigel Mills MP and Lord Howard debate.


    The only remaining ledger produced by the Nazis detailing all the so-called degenerative art that they purged from German museums is being made public tomorrow. It contains works by Picasso, Matisse, Van Gogh and Gauguin. The BBC’s Will Gompertz speaks to Douglas Dodds, senior curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum.



    Crossrail, the high-frequency railway for London and the South East, is Europe's biggest construction project. Simon Jack meets its chairman Terry Morgan, before Lord Deighton discusses the project with presenter Sarah Montague.



    Robert Barlow, the partner of Rachael Slack, says her death - and that of her one-year-old son - could have been prevented. Mr Barlow speaks to John Humphrys.



    Business with Simon Jack. Jo Twist, chief executive of the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (UKEI), analyses the Office of Fair Trading’s relationship with the makers of online and in-app games.



    New findings suggest that across Europe, the number of bats has increased by more than 40%, reversing historic declines. Dr Karen Haysom, director of science at the Bat Conservation Trust, assesses.

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