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23/10/2015

Morning news and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk, Yesterday in Parliament, Weather and Thought for the Day.

3 hours

Last on

Fri 23 Oct 2015 06:00

Today's running order


0650

The Government has been urged not to "derail" the development of technology such as offshore wind and new nuclear which are needed to transform the UK's energy system. Speaking on the programme is Dr David Clarke, a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

0655

The President of The People’s Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping, will visit Manchester City’s Etihad stadium today. We hear from Rowan Simons, author of Bamboo Goalposts and chairman of China Club Football.

0710

Millions of people could have had their credit card and bank details stolen after a "significant and sustained cyber-attack" on TalkTalk's website. Adrian Culley is a former detective at Scotland Yard's cyber-crime unit.

0715

The Department for Business is today publishing a list of 115 companies that have failed to pay their staff the minimum wage. We hear from Sarah Vero, director of the Living Wage Foundation.

0720

Afghan military forces have continued to battle Taliban militants in a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, the capital of southern province of Helmand. Shaimaa Khalil is our BBC correspondent in Kabul.

0725

Plaid Cymru's annual conference starts today as members ready themselves for next May's Welsh elections. As our correspondent Hywel Griffith has been hearing, some feel it will be party leader Leanne Wood’s last chance to make a breakthrough.

0730

British corporate investigator Peter Humphrey and his wife were falsely imprisoned in Shanghai in August 2014 as part of the GlaxoSmithKline corruption scandal, before being deported. We speak live to Mr Humphrey.

0740

Migrants and refugees from Syria and other countries have started arriving by a completely different route to the Mediterranean, cycling over the border from northern Russia into Norway. Our reporter Tim Whewell reports from Norway.

0750

On Monday the House of Lords will have the opportunity to block or delay the Government’s plans on cutting tax credits. We hear from Lord Newby, Liberal Democrat and Chief Whip in the House of Lords, and Lord Butler, former Cabinet Secretary and Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords.

0810

Millions of people could have had their credit card and bank details stolen after a "significant and sustained cyber-attack" on TalkTalk's website. Speaking on the programme is Kamal Ahmed, our Business editor, and Professor Peter Sommer, visiting professor at De Montfort University’s Cyber Security Centre.

0820

Manchester City have been reported to UEFA after their fans booed the Champions League Anthem at their game against Seville on Wednesday night. We speak to Tony Britten, who composed the Champions League music for UEFA in 1992, and Sir Cary Cooper, professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at Manchester Business School.

0830

Plaid Cymru's leader Leanne Wood will set out the party's campaign for next year's Welsh Assembly elections later today. We speak live to Leanne Wood.

0835

Afghan military forces have continued to battle Taliban militants in a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, the capital of southern province of Helmand. Speaking on the programme is Colonel Lincoln Jopp, who commanded British forces in Lashkah Gar in 2010.

0840

The last political rallies have taken place in Argentina ahead of the presidential election on Sunday. Wyre Davies reports from Buenos Aires.

0845

Newly released documents show that US confidence in Britain was "severely shaken" by the 1950s scandal involving soviet spies Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean. We speak to Andrew Lownie, author of Stalin’s Englishman - the first biography of one of the Cambridge spies, Guy Burgess.

0850

A feature film based on the classic TV series Dad's Army will be released in the New Year and a trailer for the film was released yesterday. Speaking on the programme is Jimmy Perry, who wrote the original series of Dad’s Army and Tony Pritchard, of the Dad’s Army Appreciation Society.

 

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