Life Inside ‘Islamic State’: Diaries
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With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
Programme highlightsMPs Nick Gibb and David Ward discuss Michael Gove's decision to replace the chair of Ofsted
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is to return to work after four days of illness, with protesters still demanding he give up power. The BBC’s Duncan Crawford keeps us up to date.
Business with Simon Jack.
- Dean Hodcroft, head of Ernst and Young's real estate and construction team, discusses the think tank’s recent comments over the likelihood of a potential housing bubble.
- Nick Butler, former vice president of strategy at BP, analyses the problems currently faced by the oil industry.
The schools minister David Laws has accused the education secretary Michael Gove of a blatant attempt to politicise Ofsted, following the decision to replace the body’s chair Baroness Sally Morgan. The BBC’s Gary O’Donoghue examines.
The film and theatre world is mourning the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman at the age of 46. The BBC’s Peter Bowes is in Los Angeles.
A group of people from West Sussex are threatening to use trespassing laws to stop an oil and gas company from drilling under their properties. The BBC’s Roger Harrabin investigates.
The paper review.
The BBC’s Chris Rogers looks at North Korea’s Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, ahead of a Panorama special.
The BBC’s Steve Evans contrasts the attitudes of Eurosceptic parties in the UK and Germany.
The BBC's former director general Mark Thompson and its technology officer John Linwood are to come before MPs on the Public Accounts Committee on 3 February. Steve Hewlett, presenter of Radio 4’s Media Show, explores the issue.
Public Health England is launching a campaign to increase awareness of the risk for women over 70 of getting breast cancer. Dr Yvonne Doyle, the organisation’s regional director, discusses.
The schools minister David Laws has accused Education Secretary Michael Gove of a blatant attempt to politicise Ofsted, following the decision to replace the body’s chair Baroness Sally Morgan. The BBC’s Nick Robinson examines, before Peter Riddell, director of the think tank The Institute for Government, speaks to presenter Sarah Montague.
Martin Lang, who paid £100,000 for a painting he mistakenly believed was by Marc Chagall, has been told by the Chagall Committee in Paris that under French law it should be burned. He speaks to presenter James Naughtie.
Business news with Simon Jack. Michael Crawley, deputy chief executive at Ryanair, discusses the airline’s recent profit warnings.
A group of people from West Sussex are threatening to use trespassing laws to stop oil and gas company Celtique Energie from drilling under their properties. The company’s chief executive Geoff Davies joins presenter Sarah Montague; plus Marcus Adams, one of a group of local landowners.
The paper review.
Bulgaria, the EU’s poorest country, is struggling to cope as over 6,000 Syrians have crossed illegally into the country in recent months. The BBC’s Chris Morris reports.
Thought for the Day with religious commentator Clifford Longley.
The film and theatre world is mourning the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. The actor Ken Stott pays tribute.
The schools minister David Laws has accused the education secretary Michael Gove of a blatant attempt to politicise Ofsted, following the decision to replace the body’s chair Baroness Sally Morgan. Conservative MP Nick Gibb and Liberal Democrat MP David Ward discuss.
The artistic director of the Southbank Centre in London, Jude Kelly, has used the launch of her new music season to lament the absence of women at the top level in classical music, particularly among conductors. Ms Kelly and conductor and composer Debbie Wiseman discuss.
Anti-government protests in Thailand are continuing, a day after the general election. The BBC’s Jonathan Head reports, before the Thai Ambassador in London, Pasan Teparak, speaks to James Naughtie.
There has been a dramatic increase in the popularity of plastic surgery in the UK, according to figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps). Rajiv Grover, president of Baaps, analyses.
The BBC’s Sanchia Berg looks at the NHS contracts up for review this year, most of which are being rolled over rather than tendered.
Food blogger and face of Sainsbury’s new advertising campaign Jack Monroe, and author of Building a Brand in 30 Days Simon Middleton, discuss on-screen tattoos.