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20/02/2014

Morning news and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

3 hours

Last on

Thu 20 Feb 2014 06:00

John Humphrys meets John Lydon

John and John

Two Johns. Both known for their uncompromising style. How do they measure up?

Thursday's running order

With Mishal Husain and Justin Webb.

  • 20 Feb 2014 10:39:05

    Programme Highlights


    David Bowie 'can do no wrong'


  • 20 Feb 2014 06:04:28



    Provisional running order

    Subject to change.


    0615

    Business news with Tanya Beckett.

    -          Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, is to release its full-year profits. David Hunter, energy analyst from Schneider Electric, examines.

    -          A report from Incomes Data Services suggests the average pay award has risen to 2.5% in the three months to the end of January. Ken Mulkearn, editor of the report, explains.

     

    0630

    Foreign ministers from France, Germany and Poland are to hold crisis talks in Ukraine after deadly clashes this week. The BBC’s Daniel Sandford keeps us up to date.

     

    0634

    An increasing number of under-18s with mental health problems in England are being treated on adult psychiatric wards, it has emerged. The BBC’s Michael Buchanan reports.

     

    0638

    Twenty journalists, including four foreigners, are to go on trial in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. The BBC’s Orla Guerin gives us the details.

     

    0642

    The paper review.

     

    0646

    After decades as a virtual pariah state, Burma - also known as Myanmar - is now welcoming foreign investors with open arms. The BBC’s James Menendez discovers more.

     

    0650

    8% of men are unsure if they are the biological father of their child, a new survey has found. Professor Darren Griffin from the University of Kent discusses the implications for scientists carrying out genetic studies.

     

    0710

    Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, is to release its full-year profits. The BBC’s Tanya Beckett brings us the details.

     

    0715

    Twenty journalists, including four foreigners, are to go on trial in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Heather Allan, head of newsgathering for Al-Jazeera English, discusses.

     

    0720

    Raffaele Sollecito - the Italian student convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher - has told the BBC that forensic evidence in his case has been ignored. He speaks to the BBC's Ruth Alexander in Italy.

     

    0725

    Business news with Tanya Beckett. Olaf Swantee, chief executive of Everything Everywhere, discusses the firm’s full-year results.

     

    0730

    Rock legend David Bowie has been named best British male at the Brit Awards in London, although he was not there in person to collect his award. The BBC’s Colin Paterson reports.

     

    0735

    Foreign ministers from France, Germany and Poland are to hold crisis talks in Ukraine after deadly clashes this week. The BBC’s David Stern reports, before Slovakian foreign minister Miroslav Lajčák speaks to presenter Mishal Husain.

     

    0740

    The paper review.

     

    0745

    Two men and three teenage boys are due to be sentenced for grooming and abusing girls in Peterborough. One of the social workers involved in the investigation, who cannot be named, speaks to Today’s Zubeida Malik.

     

    0750

    Thought for the Day with theologian and writer Vicky Beeching.

     

    0755

    Facebook has bought messaging app WhatsApp in a deal worth a total of $19bn (£11.4bn) in cash and shares. The BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones fills us in, before technology journalist Larry Magid discusses the news with presenter Justin Webb.

     

    0810

    Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, is to release its full-year profits. The firm’s chief executive Sam Laidlaw discusses.


    0820

    Forty-three Christian leaders, including 27 Anglican bishops, have signed a letter urging David Cameron to ensure people get enough to eat. Labour MP Frank Field and Reverend Giles Fraser discuss.

     

    0825

    Fourteen British music acts are to share thousands of pounds in government grants to help market themselves overseas. J Willgoose Esq from the band Public Service Broadcasting speaks to Justin Webb.

     

    0830

    An increasing number of under-18s with mental health problems in England are being treated on adult psychiatric wards, it has emerged. Dr Margaret Murphy from NHS England discusses.

     

    0835

    Business news with Tanya Beckett. Simon Middleton, author of Build a Brand in 30 Days, discusses reports that a PR firm asked journalists to promote MasterCard's sponsorship of the Brit Awards on Twitter in exchange for entry to the event.

     

    0840

    Are extreme sports the new face of the Winter Olympics and what does that mean for the more traditional events? Tristan Kennedy, from Whitelines Snowboarding magazine, and Konrad Bartelski, who has competed for Britain in three Winter Olympics and is on the board of British Ski and Snowboard, debate.

     

    0845

    The beleaguered bumblebee faces a new threat, scientists say. Prof Mark Brown from Royal Holloway, University of London, assesses.

     

    0850

    Pope Francis ends three days of meetings with a senior group of cardinals on 20 February. John Sullivan, professor of Christian education at Liverpool Hope university, and Sister Jane Livesey, head of the Congregation of Jesus, discuss whether this is a moment of change for the Catholic Church 

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