Today, 05/03/2014 Wednesday's running order

5 Mar 2014 Last updated at 10:03

Wednesday 5 March

With John Humphrys and Evan Davis.
  • 5 Mar 2014 09:59:24

    Programme Highlights


    Pullman: Every school needs 'properly-funded library'



    Maori king refuses 'inflexible' royal visit




    Underwater concerts 'very immersive'


  • 5 Mar 2014 05:58:41



    Provisional running order

    Subject to change


    0615

    Business news with Simon Jack.

    -          It is five years since interest rates in the UK were set at their current level of 0.5%. Simon takes a look.

    -          China has set its economic growth target for the year at 7.5%, as it looks to continue its efforts to stabilise the economy. The BBC’s Linda Yueh reports.

     

    0630

    Downing Street has withheld publication of a cross-governmental report that suggests one potential impact of immigration is smaller than claimed. The BBC’s Gary O’Donoghue brings us up to date.

     

    0634

    US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are due to hold crucial talks to try to ease tensions over the Ukraine crisis. The BBC’s Daniel Sandford is in the country’s Crimea region.

     

    0638

    One of the United Nations' top climate change officials is going to tell British business leaders on Wednesday that they have to do more to reduce carbon emissions. Today’s Tom Feilden explains.

     

    0642

    The paper review.

     

    0646

    Sean Curran looks at Yesterday in Parliament.

     

    0650

    About a third of all women in the EU have experienced either physical or sexual violence since the age of 15, according to a survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. Joanna Goodey, one of the report’s authors, discusses.

     

    0710

    US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are due to hold crucial talks to try to ease tensions over the Ukraine crisis.  John Humphrys speaks to the Ukrainian Ambassador in London, Volodymyr Khandogiy.

     

    0715

    It is five years since interest rates in the UK were set at their current level of 0.5%. Presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Money Box, Paul Lewis, assesses.

     

    0720

    A Maori King has turned down the offer of meeting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they were not going to spend enough time with him. Tukoroirangi Morgan, a spokesman for Maori King Tuheitia, explains.

     

    0725

    Business news with Simon Jack. Nigel Wilson, chief executive of Legal & General, discusses the firm’s latest results.

     

    0730

    The head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres, is going to tell British business leaders on Wednesday that they have to do more to reduce carbon emissions. Ms Figueres and Gareth Stace, head of climate and environment policy at EEF, speak to presenter Evan Davis.

     

    0735

    The paper review.

     

    0740

    Claus Grub, Danish Ambassador to the UK, explains what Britain owes to Denmark’s culture, as a new major Viking exhibition opens at the British Museum.

     

    0745

    Thought for the Day, with Canon Angela Tilby.

     

    0750

    Nick Clegg is to accuse UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage and his colleagues in the European Parliament of failing to "stand up for Britain". Liberal Democrat MP Martin Horwood discusses, before John Humphrys speaks to Mr Farage.

     

    0810

    It is five years since interest rates in the UK were set at their current level of 0.5%. Economist Kate Barker, a member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the time, and former Chancellor Lord Lamont discuss.

     

    0820

    Today’s Tom Bateman visits an underwater concert that is touring the country, called Wet Sounds.


    0825

    Many protesters are still refusing to leave the central square in Kiev. One of them, Asia Bazdireva, explains why.

     

    0830

    Business news with Simon Jack. Eurostar's chief executive Nicolas Petrovic discusses the firm’s latest results.

     

    0835

    One of the world's biggest social media sites, Tumblr, has said it is in talks with UK government officials after the suicide of a 15-year-old girl who regularly used the site. The BBC’s Greg Dawson reports.

     

    0840

    Dr Howard Koh, United States assistant secretary for health, discusses the health risks associated with the growth of urban areas around the world.

     

    0845

    New research claims that children are turning their backs on difficult books when they start secondary school, and instead picking novels that are too easy for their age. Novelists Philip Pullman and Robert Muchamore debate.

John Humphrys meets John Lydon

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