Today, 13/03/2014 Thursday's running order

13 Mar 2014 Last updated at 10:58

Thursday 13 Marcho

With Sarah Montague and John Humphrys.
  • 13 Mar 2014 10:53:50

    Programme Highlights


    Passenger's brother: 'Still hope' of finding jet


  • 13 Mar 2014 10:54:12


    Famous Thatcher speech turned into rap


  • 13 Mar 2014 06:08:46



    Provisional running order

    Subject to change

    0615

    Business news with Simon Jack.

    -          Research and development in the UK’s technology sector are falling, ONS figures reveal. Anthony Rushton, founder of Telemetry, discusses.

    -          The UK should undertake major reform of the minimum wage to help tackle the pervasive problem of low pay, the Resolution Foundation has said. Its director of policy James Plunkett explains.

    0630

    A children's heart surgery unit which was temporarily closed last March due to fears over a high number of patient deaths is safe, a review has found. The BBC’s Jane Dreaper reports.

    0634

    Ukraine's interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is to address the UN Security Council in New York. The BBC’s Beth McLeod brings us the details.

    0638

    The paper review.

    0642

    Sean Curran looks at Yesterday in Parliament.

    0646

    US President Barack Obama is being urged to use the country’s new found energy wealth, the result of fracking, to punish Russia and help its allies. The BBC’s Mark Mardell discusses.

    0650

    Same-sex couples in England and Wales who want to hold weddings on the day gay marriage becomes legal on 29 March can register to do so from Thursday. Paul Atwal-Brice, who will be unable to “upgrade” his civil partnership under current rules, and Stonewall’s acting chief executive Ruth Hunt discuss.

    0710

    A children's heart surgery unit which was temporarily closed last March due to fears over a high number of patient deaths is safe, a review has found. Sir Roger Boyle, who first raised the issue of safety at Leeds General Infirmary, assesses.

    0715

    China's Premier Li Keqiang has pledged to continue search efforts for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight "as long as there is a glimmer of hope". James Wood, the brother of American Philip Wood who was on the missing flight, speaks to Today’s Tom Bateman.

    0720

    Business news with Simon Jack. Dalton Philips, chief executive of supermarket chain Morrisons, discusses the firm’s latest figures.

    0725

    The BBC’s Lyse Doucet meets people in Iran to learn about their hopes for the future.

    0730

    The Scottish government is putting a further £13m into a scheme that builds an anonymised healthcare database. Today’s Tom Feilden reports, before business secretary Vince Cable speaks to John Humphrys.

    0735

    French President Francois Hollande has appointed an expert in rap music to help write his speeches. We asked the rapper Dizraeli to reimagine political addresses by Churchill and Thatcher.

    0740

    The paper review.

    0745

    Thought for the Day, with Bishop Tom Butler.

    0750

    A teenager has been handed a community sentence for selling drugs following the death of a schoolgirl in Oxford. Anne Marie Cockburn, the mother of 15-year-old Martha Fernback who died last summer of an ecstasy overdose, discusses the UK’s approach to tackling drugs.

    0810

    A children's heart surgery unit which was temporarily closed last March due to fears over a high number of patient deaths is safe, a review has found. Michelle Elliott, mother of Jessica who was left with brain damage after heart treatment at Leeds General Infirmary, and Dr Mike Bewick, NHS England’s deputy medical director, discuss.

    0820

    The UK is becoming less charming as a nation, author and critic Stephen Bayley has said. He debates the subject along with Rowan Pelling, sex advice columnist for the Daily Mail.

    0830

    A major international meeting is being held in Vienna to discuss the best way in which to tackle drug abuse. The BBC’s Bethany Bell reports, before Ann Fordham - director of the International Drug Policy Consortium – discusses.

    0835

    Business news with Simon Jack. The "furore" in the UK housing market is dying down because a recent surge in demand is "gradually exhausting itself", according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at Rics, explains.

    0840

    The Supreme Court will hear an appeal which could have a profound effect on many other cases. The family of Kevin Nunn, who is serving life for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, want to retest forensic exhibits in the case - but Suffolk police have refused to release them. James Saunders, the solicitor representing Kevin Nunn, and Eleanor Laws QC discuss.

    0845

    The BBC’s Gavin Hewitt looks at Pope Francis’ first twelve months in office.

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