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05/04/2016

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

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Tue 5 Apr 2016 06:00

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0650

The Panama legal firm at the heart of a massive data leak kept clients who were subject to international sanctions. Mossack Fonseca worked with 33 individuals or companies who, at some point, faced action from the US Treasury, including companies linked to North Korea's nuclear weapons programme. Speaking on the programme is Daryl Kimball, director of the Arms Control Association.

0655

The International Criminal Court will rule today whether to throw out a case brought against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto for his alleged role in violence following the 2007 elections several years ago which left around 1,200 dead. Adjoa Anyimadu is research associate for the Africa programme at Chatham House.

0710

David Cameron will meet with the Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones today as efforts continue to save the jobs of thousands of Tata Steel employees. Speaking on the programme is former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg.

0715

The government has been criticised for creating a perception it has downgraded the importance of human rights. Speaking on the programme is Conservative MP Crispin Blunt, chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.

0720

William Shakespeare’s last will and testament has been x-rayed to reveal a new, more sentimental side to The Bard. Dr Amanda Bevan is legal records specialist at the National Archives.

0730

The Panama legal firm at the heart of a massive data leak kept clients who were subject to international sanctions. The BBC’s investigative reporter Simon Cox reports and we speak live to Geoffrey Robertson QC, international human rights lawyer.

0740

What was music's greatest year? In his new book 1971, the journalist and former Old Grey Whistle Test presenter, David Hepworth, thinks he has the answer. 

0750

David Cameron will meet with the Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones today as efforts continue to save the jobs of thousands of Tata Steel employees. Speaking on the programme is Sanjeev Gupta, CEO of commodities firm Liberty House.

0810

The Panama legal firm at the heart of a massive data leak kept clients who were subject to international sanctions. Mossack Fonseca worked with 33 individuals or companies who, at some point, faced action from the US Treasury. They include companies linked to North Korea's nuclear weapons programme and a close relative of Syria's President. Dan Wise is head of litigation at a law firm in the British Virgin Islands and Dominic Grieve is chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee.

0820

The actor Don Cheadle is one of Hollywood's most recognisable faces, thanks to a 29-year career that has included roles in Oceans 11, Crash, Traffic and Hotel Rwanda, for which he was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar. Cheadle stars in and directs his new film, Miles Ahead which documents the life of jazz legend Miles Davis.

0830

The BBC and The Times has uncovered an archive of documents which explain how the concept of jihad came to Britain. Andrew Norfolk is from The Times and has been following this story along with the BBC.

0835

An entire English village has been put on sale, with a price tag of £20 million. West Heslerton, near Scarborough, North Yorkshire, includes a 21-bedroom mansion, 43 houses, a pub, a range of other buildings and more than 2,000 acres of farmland. The BBC’s Graham Satchell reports and we hear from estate agent Tom Watson and pub landlady Claire Marshall.

0840

A single set of simple rules explain how all life works, from cells in our body to the whole biosphere. That’s the main argument in Sean B Carroll’s latest book, which attempts to set out a unifying theory of biology. Speaking live in the studio is Mr Carroll, one of the world’s most eminent biologists and author of The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters.

0850

German director Sebastian Schipper’s award-winning film Victoria lasts two-and-a-half hours, takes in more than 20 locations and features a large cast of actors. But most remarkably, the film is shot in one continuous take. Speaking on the programme is Sebastian Schipper and Hannah McGill, former artistic director of the Edinburgh Film Festival.

 

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