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13/08/2016

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

2 hours

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Sat 13 Aug 2016 07:00

Today's running order

All subject to change:

0710

The BBC’s Wyre Davis reports from Rio de Janeiro with a round-up of Olympic action overnight.

0715

In the second of our Saturday programmes about Brexit, we visit Felixstowe, Suffolk. Terry Hunt is the editor of the East Anglian Daily Times & Ipswich Star. 

0720

The Court of Appeal has upheld Labour's decision to prevent recently joined members from taking part in its leadership election, preventing nearly 130,000 people from voting. Christine Evangelou is one of the claimants and Stephen Bush is special correspondent with the New Statesman.

0730

The government is promising to carry on funding farm subsidies and research projects currently paid for by the EU.  Sir Venki Ramakrishnan is a Nobel prize-winnning biologist and president of the Royal Society.

0740

On this week's Meet the Author, Rebecca Jones talks to Duncan Hamilton about his book on the extraordinary life of the runner Eric Lidell, the Flying Scotsman and hero of the 1924 Paris Olympics.

0750

Felixstowe is home to the UK's largest container port - one of the biggest in Europe. How will Brexit affect the town and British trade more broadly? Simon Fraser is chairman of Felixstowe Port Users Association and John Williams is group managing director of Maritime Transport.

0810

Sir Bradley Wiggins has won his 5th gold medal at the Olympic Games after winning the team pursuit with a world record breaking time. Peter Keen is former performance director of British Cycling.

0815

Evan McMullin, a former CIA agent, joined the race to become US president as an independent hoping to capitalise on Republican unhappiness with Donald Trump. He speaks to BBC’s Aleem Maqbool.

0820

A judge in the US state of Wisconsin has overturned the conviction of one of two people whose guilt was questioned in the documentary, Making a Murderer. Brendan Dassey’s lawyers argued the confession was coerced. Professor Steven Drizin is the founder of the Centre for Wrongful Convictions of Youth.

0830

Nearly 60% of the votes cast in Suffolk were for Brexit and all seven districts chose to leave. Nick speaks to Felixstowe about voting to leave.

0840

Greg Rutherford, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill are hoping to create history again today as they all attempt to win Olympic Golds on the same day as they did at London 2012. Iwan Thomas is a former 400m runner and Olympic silver medallist and Goldie Sayers is the British record holder at javelin.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

0850

Operation Anthropoid was one of the most daring feats of the Second World War. Now the events are being turned into a Hollywood film, which premieres in the US this evening. John Martin is author of The Mirror Caught the Sun and an advisor on the film and Dr Neela Winkelmann is director of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience.

0855

How has Felixstowe reacted after the vote to leave in the European Union? Has it exposed the disconnect between the government and the people? Dr Dan Poulter is former MP for Central Suffolk and Ipswich and Simon Tobin is UKIP candidate for Waveney. 

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