Today, 05/02/2014 Wednesday's running order

5 Feb 2014 Last updated at 10:52

Wednesday 5 February

With John Humphrys and Justin Webb.
  • 5 Feb 2014 10:41:19

    Programme Highlights


    The 'time pips' at 90




    Boris Johnson: We need to modernise Tube




    10 years on from the Morecambe Bay cockling disaster




    Electronic cigarettes 'need to be purer'



    Other highlights include:
  • 5 Feb 2014 06:09:11


    Provisional running order

    Subject to change


    0615

    Business with Simon Jack.

    -       Adrian Ash, head of research at BullionVault, discusses the price of gold.

    -       Britain has fallen seven places from its pre-financial crash position on PricewaterhouseCoopers’ list of the best countries with which to do business. John Hawksworth, co-author of the report, explains.

     

    0630

    Commuters in London are braced for rush hour chaos as Underground workers strike over proposed job cuts and ticket office closures. The BBC’s Richard Westcott analyses.

     

    0635

    Libya has destroyed all its chemical arsenal, the country's foreign minister has announced. The BBC’s Bridget Kendall keeps us up to date.

     

    0640

    The paper review.

     

    0645

    Sean Curran looks at Yesterday in Parliament.

     

    0650

    Cuadrilla, one of the energy firms hoping to exploit the UK's shale gas resources, has announced two new exploration sites in Lancashire. Its chief executive Francis Egan explains.

     

    0655

    A national network of Quantum Technology Hubs is to be set up through government funding to develop quantum technologies with a view to eventual application. Dr Vivian Kendon, a reader in quantum computational physics at the University of Leeds, discusses.

     

    0710

    Commuters in London are braced for rush hour chaos as Underground workers strike over proposed job cuts and ticket office closures. The BBC’s Gary O'Donoghue reports.

     

    0715

    Libya has destroyed all its chemical arsenal, the country's foreign minister has announced. Michael Luhan, spokesman for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, assesses.

     

    0720

    Business news with Simon Jack. Technology giant Microsoft has announced that Satya Nadella will be its next chief executive. Carolina Milanesi, strategic insight director at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, discusses.

     

    0725

    Plans to ban under-18s in England from buying electronic cigarettes would also apply to Wales after assembly members agreed to the move. Vivienne Nathanson, head of science and ethics at the British Medical Association, and Charles Hamshaw-Thomas, legal affairs director at Zandera E-Lites, debate the issue.

     

    0730

    Thousands of homes are without power after strong winds and rain hit the south west of England and Wales. The BBC’s Sarah Ransom keeps us updated, before Phil Davies, network service manager for Western Power Distribution, speaks to presenter John Humprhys.

     

    0735

    The paper review.

     

    0740

    Author Amy Chua discusses why she believes certain minority ethnic groups seem to out-perform others at particular disciplines.

     

    0745

    Thought for the Day with the writer Rhidian Brook.

     

    0750

    A global day of action is taking place for those who want to highlight the dangers gay people face in Russia in advance of the Sochi Winter Olympics. The BBC’s Daniel Sandford reports, before Russian politician Vitaly Milonov speaks to presenter Justin Webb.

     

    0810

    Ten years ago, 23 Chinese men drowned in Morecambe Bay while harvesting cockles. Today’s Tom Bateman looks at how this led to a change in law to try and stop gangmasters preying on illegal immigrants who had been trafficked to Britain, before Paul Broadbent, chief executive of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, speaks to presenter John Humprhys.


    0820

    Commuters in London are braced for rush hour chaos as Underground workers strike over proposed job cuts and ticket office closures. London mayor Boris Johnson speaks to presenter Justin Webb.


    0830

    Half a billion pounds extra needs to be spent in the next four-year period to keep pace with the risk of climate change affecting the UK, the Committee on Climate Change  has warned. The BBC’s Roger Harrabin finds out more.

     

    0835

    Business news with Simon Jack. We took more money out of our homes in equity release last year than at any time since the height of the 2007/2008 property boom. Nigel Waterson, chairman of the Equity Release Council, analyses.

     

    0840

    Many of the biggest NHS contracts, up for review this year, are being rolled over rather than tendered to private companies. The BBC’s Sanchia Berg reports.

     

    0845

    Politicians have become a big draw in India, with large amounts of people turning up to hear them speak. The BBC’s Rahul Tandon is in Calcutta as PM candidate Narendra Modi is set to make a speech.

     

    0850

    As time moves on, the visions of the future in sci-fi films have to be continually reinvented. Louis Savy, founder of the Sci-Fi-London Film Festival, and science fiction writer Paul Cornell discuss.

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