Today, 18/02/2014 Tuesday's running order

18 Feb 2014 Last updated at 11:31

Tuesday 18 February

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
  • 18 Feb 2014 10:59:05

    Programme Highlights


    Tackling metre-long carp 'could cost $18bn'


  • 18 Feb 2014 10:59:24


    Sky at Night presenter on asteroid behaviour


  • 18 Feb 2014 06:05:59



    Provisional running order

    Subject to change


    0615

    Business news with Tanya Beckett.

    -          For more than four years the rate of inflation has been above the 2% target set by the Bank of England, but analysts predict that could be set to change on 18 February. Brian Hilliard, chief UK economist at Societe Generale, explains.

    -          Consumers’ demand for gold has gone up by more than 20% in the last year, a new report suggests. Marcus Grubb, managing director of investment at the World Gold Council, assesses.

     

    0630

    The Court of Appeal is set to announce its ruling on whether whole-life prison terms for some killers are legal. The BBC’s Clive Coleman gives us the details.

     

    0635

    About 5000 babies born in England last year had the condition known as tongue-tie, which means that breast-feeding can often be difficult. The BBC’s Jane Dreaper reports.

     

    0638

    Iran and six world powers are starting the first round of talks on a long-term agreement on Tehran's controversial nuclear programme. The BBC’s Bethany Bell keeps us up to date.

     

    0642

    The paper review.

     

    0645

    Some of the miners who were rescued while illegally attempting to extract gold from near Johannesburg are set to face trial. The BBC’s Milton Nkosi explains.

     

    0648

    Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano has asked Matteo Renzi, the mayor of Florence, to form a new government. The BBC’s Alan Johnston reports.

     

    0710

    Insurance bosses are due to meet ministers at No 10 to discuss the flood response, as insurers said they had paid £14m to victims since December. Floods victim Jeanette Ship tells of her experience, before David Pitt, UK claims director for RSA Insurance Group, speaks to presenter James Naughtie.

     

    0715

    A tool for predicting the risk of clinical depression in teenage boys has been developed by researchers. Barbara Sahakian, professor of clinical neuropsychology at Cambridge University, discusses.

     

    0720

    Business news with Tanya Beckett. There should be a new business rate system for shops based on energy use, the retailing body the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has said. John Rogers, chief financial officer at Sainsbury’s, examines.

     

    0725

    An asteroid the size of a football field, travelling at about 27,000 miles an hour, is exciting scientists who study Near-Earth Objects. The Sky at Night presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock explains.

     

    0730

    Hundreds of probation officers have appealed against the jobs assigned to them under a new system due to contract out most probation work from next year. Former chief inspector of prisons Lord Ramsbotham examines the issue.

     

    0735

    The paper review.

     

    0740

    Linguist Gretchen McCulloch explains the grammar of Doge, dog memes that people are posting online.

     

    0745

    Thought for the Day with Mona Siddiqui, professor of Islamic Studies at New College, University of Edinburgh.

     

    0750

    For more than four years the rate of inflation has been above the 2% target set by the Bank of England, but analysts predict that could be set to change on 18 February. Lord Adair Turner, former head of the Financial Services Authority, discusses.

     

    0810

    Archbishop Nichols, head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and soon to be one of 19 senior clerics from around the world to be appointed a cardinal by Pope Francis at the Vatican later this month, speaks to presenter James Naughtie about welfare reform and changes to the Catholic Church.


    0820

    Katharine Evans, flood risk manager at the Environment Agency, brings us up to date on the latest flood warnings.

     

    0830

    About 5000 babies born in England last year had the condition known as tongue-tie, which means that breast-feeding can often be difficult. Louise Silverton, director of midwifery at The Royal College of Midwives, analyses.

     

    0835

    Business news with Tanya Beckett. The world's biggest mining company BHP Billiton has posted a 31% jump in profit due to improvements in its iron ore, coal and petroleum businesses. Graham Kerr, the firm’s chief financial officer, discusses.

     

    0840

    The City of Chicago is considering drastic measures to prevent giant fish infesting the Great Lakes of North America. The BBC’s Pallab Ghosh discovers more.

     

    0845

    The Court of Appeal is set to announce its ruling on whether whole-life prison terms for some killers are legal. Conservative MP Dominic Raab and the Labour peer and barrister Helena Kennedy QC debate the issue.

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