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29/06/2015

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

3 hours

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Mon 29 Jun 2015 06:00

Today's running order

0650

Greek banks will not open today because of the country's financial crisis and capital controls will be imposed limiting the amount of money people can take out of their accounts. Greeks have been queuing to withdraw money from cash machines over the weekend, and the Bank of Greece said it was making "huge efforts" to keep the machines stocked. Sir Christopher Pissarides is professor of economics at LSE and chairman of the Council of National Economy of the Republic of Cyprus.

0710

Greek banks and the Athens stock market will not open today, because of the country's financial crisis. The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hasn't said how long the closure will remain in place but the BBC understands that it will be at least six working days. Francesco Papadia is former director general for market operations at the European Central Bank.

0715

Thousands of tourists have arrived back in the UK from Tunisia in the wake of Friday's attack in the resort of Sousse. Holiday firms have scrambled extra flights on top of scheduled services for people seeking to flee back to Britain since the attack. Salman Sayed is Thomas Cook's UK managing director.

0720

The children's author, Judith Kerr, said on our programme on Saturday that the title character of her most famous book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, 'is just a tiger', and doesn't symbolise anything else. She was responding to a suggestion by another famous children's author, Michael Rosen, who said the tiger represented an underlying threat to her family and linked it to her fear that the Gestapo could arrest her father. The Tiger is not the only fictional animal character whose real meaning has been the source of speculation. It's been suggested that the shark in Jaws, the novel if not the film, is an embodiment of punishment for adultery, while Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is often interpreted as an allegory about repressed homosexuality and drug abuse. Michael Rosen is a children's novelist and poet, who first suggested that the tiger represented the Gestapo.

0730

The death toll of Britons killed in the Tunisian gun attack will double to at least 30 once identification of victims is complete, the BBC understands. The Queen sent her "sincere condolences" to victims' families, saying she was "shocked" at the attack. Meanwhile, relatives of those who are injured or still missing anxiously await news of their loved ones. Nabil Ammar is ambassador of Tunisia to the United Kingdom.

0740

An unmanned rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station has exploded shortly after launch in Florida. The mission was being carried out by the private contractor Space X, and is a major set-back for Nasa, which has been relying on private companies for such cargo transports. Professor John Logsdon is former director of the Space Policy Institute at The George Washington University.

0750

Greek banks and the Athens stock market will not open today, because of the country's financial crisis. The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hasn't said how long the closure will remain in place but the BBC understands that it will be at least six working days. Stelios Kouloglou is a Syriza MEP. Robert Peston is the BBC’s economics editor.

0810

The Prime Minister currently has a lot of important decisions to make. The ongoing threat of IS, the Greek debt crisis, and renegotiation of the UK’s membership of the EU.  We are joined by Prime Minister David Cameron this morning.

0830

Greek banks and the Athens stock market will not open today, because of the country's financial crisis. The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hasn't said how long the closure will remain in place but the BBC understands that it will be at least six working days. Bob Atkinson is a travel expert from the website travelsupermarket.com.

0840

With Wimbledon starting today the headlines will be dominated over the next two weeks by the current crop of male tennis players taking over SW19; Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray. Are they the golden generation of tennis? Sue Mott is a sport journalist for the Daily Telegraph. Ed Smith is an author, journalist, and former England cricketer.

0845

Can we attribute the rise of IS in North Africa to the failure of the Arab Spring? Rosemary Hollis is Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at City University. Tarek Osman is a political economist, writer and broadcaster.

All subject to change.

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  • Mon 29 Jun 2015 06:00