Today, 28/02/2014 Friday's running order

28 Feb 2014 Last updated at 12:09

Friday 28 February

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
  • 28 Feb 2014 12:04:11

    Programme Highlights


    Nightly Belfast protests 'not causing trouble'


  • 28 Feb 2014 12:04:57



    Everyman Theatre undergoes £27m rebuild


  • 28 Feb 2014 12:05:15


    'Special' Northern Lights seen in UK


  • 28 Feb 2014 06:07:54



    Provisional running order

    Subject to change.


    0615

    Business news with Simon Jack.

    -          Philippa Malmgren, founder of the DRPM Group, looks at the US economy as the government is set to release key data.

    -          Michael Acton Smith, founder of Moshi Monsters and chief executive of Mind Candy, is this week’s Friday Boss.

     

    0630

    An emergency meeting of the Northern Ireland Assembly is due to take place, with the country’s first minister also accused of doing a U-turn in the row over the secret On the Run letters. The BBC’s Andy Martin keeps us up to date.

     

    0634

    110 people have been arrested across five countries in relation to a so-called boiler room scam in which victims are sold worthless shares. The BBC’s Danny Shaw explains.

     

    0638

    Former Labour Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt has apologised for having "got it wrong" in the row over a pro-paedophile group. The BBC’s Carole Walker reports.

     

    0642

    The paper review.

     

    0646

    Sean Curran looks at Yesterday in Parliament.

     

    0650

    Liverpool's Everyman Theatre, which famously launched the careers of an array of actors in the 1970s, is reopening this weekend. The BBC’s Ian Youngs has been to look around.

     

    0655

    The Green Party is demanding a place in any leaders' debates held before the next general election. Party leader Natalie Bennett explains.

     

    0710

    David Cameron has agreed to a judge-led review of official government letters given to more than 180 paramilitary suspects. Dr Mary O’Rawe, barrister and senior academic at the University of Ulster, analyses.

     

    0715

    The "big six" energy firms will be told to hand back more than £400m owed to customers, the BBC has learned. Sarah Harrison, senior partner at Ofgem, speaks to presenter Evan Davis.

     

    0720

    Business news with Simon Jack. International Airlines Group (IAG) is releasing their full-year results. The firm’s chief executive Willie Walsh assesses.

     

    0725

    The world's longest aircraft has just been unveiled in Britain's biggest aircraft hangar. The BBC’s Richard Westcott discovers more.

     

    0730

    Gamblers in England and Wales will be able to set their own limits on time and money spent on high-stakes gaming machines in betting shops. Andrew Lyman, head of government relations at William Hill, and Matt Zarb-Cousin from the Campaign for Fairer Gambling debate the issue.

     

    0735

    The paper review.

     

    0740

    Today’s John Humphrys looks at the embedded differences between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland.

     

    0745

    The Aurora Borealis - better known as the Northern Lights - has been giving rare and spectacular displays over parts of the UK, from the north of Scotland to as far south as Essex and Gloucestershire. Lucie Green, a space scientist at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, discusses.

     

    0750

    Thought for the Day with Vishvapani.

     

    0755

    Dozens of armed men in military uniforms have been seen patrolling the grounds of Simferopol Airport in the regional capital of Ukraine's Crimea, amid heightened tensions. The BBC’s Mark Lowen reports, before the new Ukrainian economy minister Pavlo Sheremeta speaks to John Humphrys.

     

    0810

    An emergency meeting of the Northern Ireland Assembly is due to take place, with the country’s first minister also accused of doing a U-turn in the row over the secret On the Run letters. Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers speaks to John Humphrys.


    0820

    Tom Brook looks at the Oscar campaigns looking to determine the outcome of certain awards by increasing support for films.

     

    0825

    An independent scientific assessment of last year's pilot badger culls in parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset has concluded that they were not effective. Andrew Guest, chairman of National Farmers’ Union Gloucestershire branch, and Prof Rosie Woodroffe from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), debate the issue.

     

    0835

    Business news with Simon Jack. Garry Clark, head of policy and public affairs at the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, discuss the implications of RBS and Standard Life raising concerns over the lack of a clear plan for currency in an independent Scotland.

     

    0840

    Police have carried out what is believed to be the biggest ever crackdown on fraudsters who persuade people to invest in worthless or non-existent stocks and shares. The BBC’s Danny Shaw reports.


    0845

    The "big six" energy firms will be told to hand back more than £400m owed to customers, the BBC has learned. Angela Knight, chief executive of Energy UK, assesses.

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