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19/01/2016

News and current affairs. Including Sports Desk, Yesterday in Parliament, Weather, Thought for the Day.

3 hours

Last on

Tue 19 Jan 2016 06:00

Today's running order


0650

Could the technology behind the online currency Bitcoin be the power behind a new way of keeping records accurate and secure? Sir Mark Walport is the government's chief scientific adviser.

0655

Every hospital emergency department in Wales is "on the edge" and too many patients are waiting too long - some over 24 hours - in A&E, according to the head of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine in Wales. Dr Robin Roop is vice president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine in Wales.

0710

The Chinese economy grew by 6.9% last year. It's the slowest rate of growth for the world's second-largest economy in 25 years. Speaking on the programme is Lord Turner, member of the Financial Policy Committee and former chairman of the FSA.

0715

How should schools and parents stop their children becoming radicalised? Speaking live in the studio is Tasnime Akunjee, lawyer for the family of the Bethnal Green girls missing in Syria.

0720

Should there be a future for steel making in this country? The BBC’s chief correspondent Matthew Price reports from Port Talbot.

0730

A report on why the opinion polls got the result of last year's general election wrong has concluded that potential Labour voters outnumbered Conservative supporters in sample surveys. Patrick Sturgis is professor of Research Methodology at the University of Southampton and the chair of the Inquiry.

0740

What is it going to take to restore trust in athletics? Mishal Husain has been speaking to Michael Johnson, Olympic and world champion who still holds the record for the 400 metres.

0750

How should schools and parents stop their children becoming radicalised? Nicky Morgan is Secretary of State for Education.

0810

The Chinese economy grew by 6.9% last year. It's the slowest rate of growth for the world's second-largest economy in 25 years. We speak live to the BBC’s Economics editor Kamal Ahmed and Ngaire Woods, founding dean of the Blavatnik School of Government.

0820

Last Friday the Metropolitan Police withdrew their defence and accepted liability in the case brought against them by Kate Wilson, one of eight women who took joint legal action over undercover police relationships. We speak live to Kate Wilson.

0825

The British public is once again to choose the UK entry for Eurovision. This follows some high-profile failures in recent years when the BBC picked the artists itself. The BBC’s Paddy O'Connell has been trying to learn the lessons of years gone by.

0830

Every hospital emergency department in Wales is "on the edge" and too many patients are waiting too long - some over 24 hours - in A&E, according to the head of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine in Wales. Andrew Goodhall is chief executive of NHS Wales.

0835

Studland Bay in Dorset is home to a vast array of rare species that first attracted the attention of naturalist Captain Cyril Diver who spent the early years of the last century building up a comprehensive Studland archive. Our science editor Tom Feilden has been down to Studland to see what's changed since Cyril Diver's day.

0840

Eyewitnesses have told the BBC that the Nigerian army killed dozens of members of a Shia organisation during a military crackdown last month. The BBC’s Martin Patience travelled to the city to investigate.

0845

A majority of white British people now identify as having ‘no religion’, according to a survey carried out by Lancaster University. Speaking on the programme is Reverend Diarmaid Macculloch, professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford and Andrew Copson, chief executive of the British Humanist Association.

0850

A report on why the opinion polls got the result of last year's general election wrong has concluded that potential Labour voters outnumbered Conservative supporters in sample surveys. Speaking live from our studio is James Morris, former adviser to Ed Miliband who ran Labour’s internal polling during his election campaign, and Ben Page, chief executive of Ipsos MORI.


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  • Tue 19 Jan 2016 06:00