Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.
Tuesday's running order
With James Naughtie and Mishal Husain.
Is Jane Eyre a feminist icon?
Provisional Running Order
Subject to change
Business news with Simon Jack.
- Sir Richard Lambert, interim chair of the Banking Standards Review, discusses the new body he has set up to improve the reputation of the banking sector.
- Danny Gabay, co-director of Fathom Consulting, assesses what policy makers should be doing amid uncertainty over when UK interest rates will rise.
Flooded homes along the River Thames are being evacuated and thousands more are at risk, with water levels expected to keep rising for the next 24 hours. The BBC’s Roger Harrabin keeps us informed.
The UK government will make it a criminal offence to smoke in cars in England when children are passengers, a Downing Street source has said. The BBC’s Gary O’Donoghue assesses.
Some 300 Syrians have fled Homs after both sides agreed to extend a three-day truce in the Old City, which has been under siege for 18 months. The BBC’s Bridget Kendall reports.
The paper review.
Yesterday in Parliament with Sean Curran.
The Lego Movie is opening in UK cinemas this week, a decade after the brand was close to collapse. David Robertson, author of Brick by Brick, and the film’s producer Dan Lin discuss.
A new independent review of the difficulties facing service personnel who leave the armed forces for civilian life has noted a high level of unemployment among other problems. Former RAF sergeant Alex Ford examines.
Simon Jack sheds light on Barclays profit figures, set to be announced.
Flooded homes along the River Thames are being evacuated and thousands more are at risk, with water levels expected to keep rising for the next 24 hours. Chertsey resident Alanna Burns and Chief Superintendent Matt Twist, borough commander for the flooded areas in north Surrey, discuss.
Last year the government's advisory committee on vaccination and immunisation recommended that the meningitis B vaccine should not be included in the national immunisation programme because it was not cost effective, but is now reconsidering. Angela Coke, whose son was diagnosed with meningitis B when he was an 18-month-old baby, and Prof Adam Finn from Bristol University assess.
Google has been facing growing opposition from activists in San Francisco who accuse its highly paid employees of pushing up rents in the city. San Francisco Chronicle reporter Ellen Huet explains.
Barclays are set to announce their profit figures for 2013. The bank’s chief executive Antony Jenkins discusses.
The paper review.
Many parents are out of touch with the dangers faced by their children on tablets and smartphones, according to a poll by BBC Learning. Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle, involved in the Safer Internet Day campaign, discusses.
Thought for the Day with Reverend Dr Jane Leach.
Excessive drinking is costing the NHS in north-east England more than it does anywhere else in England per head. Today’s Sima Kotecha reports from a brewery in Hartlepool.
Flooded homes along the River Thames are being evacuated and thousands more are at risk, with water levels expected to keep rising for the next 24 hours. Today’s Mike Thomson reports live from Berkshire, before Defence Secretary Philip Hammond speaks to presenter Mishal Husain.
Is Jane Eyre a feminist icon? Sally Cookson, the director of a new interpretation of Charlotte Bronte's novel at the Bristol Old Vic, and writer Bea Campbell discuss.
Barclays are set to announce their profit figures for 2013. The BBC’s Robert Peston takes a look.
It's game over for the many fans of mobile application Flappy Bird after its Vietnamese creator removed it from online stores on Sunday. Technology journalist Rupert Goodwins gives his thoughts.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to raise the minimum wage and issue ID papers to undocumented immigrants. The BBC’s Mark Mardell reports.
Concern is being expressed by many groups and MPs that too many homes are getting built on floodplains, especially in densely populated areas such as the South East of England. Nick Herbert, Conservative MP for Arundel and South Downs, and John Stewart, director of economic affairs at the Home Builders Federation, debate.