Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

26/09/2016

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

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Mon 26 Sep 2016 06:00

Today's running order

All subject to change

0652

A survey by Deloitte shows that 15 million people are disrupting their sleep patterns by looking at their devices, with 32% of them checking for messages and more than a sixth replying to them. Paul Lee is head of technology, media and telecoms research at Deloitte.

0651

ITV has sacked the Coronation Street actor, Marc Anwar, for posting racially offensive comments about Indian people over the Kashmir dispute on Twitter. Mirza Waheed is the Kashmiri author of The Collaborator and The Book of the Gold Leaves and Victoria Schofield is the author of Kashmir in Conflict: India, Pakistan and Unending War.

0709

The US ambassador to the UN has accused Russia of "barbarism" over the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Mokhtar Lamani is the former deputy UN envoy in Syria and former head of the Damascus office for the UN Arab league joint special representative for Syria.

0714

A Jewish Labour MP has told this programme that she is appalled by claims that the scale of anti-Semitism in the party has been exaggerated for political purposes. Ross Hawkins reports.

0723

The shortlist for this year's Turner Prize has been announced - four artists are in the running with the winner due to be revealed in December. Arts editor Will Gompertz is at the Tate Britain gallery where the shortlist is being unveiled.

0733

The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, will make the case for more government intervention to help British industries in his speech to the Labour conference in Liverpool today. Mishal Husain speaks to Labour MP Louise Ellman.

0748

The killer of Sian O'Callaghan and Becky Godden, Christopher Halliwell, was first arrested by the former Wiltshire police detective, Steve Fulcher. He speaks to us about the case now Halliwell has been jailed.

0810

Digital advances are encouraging firms to return to the UK but the Conservatives are "too blinkered by their ideology" to take advantage, John McDonnell will tell Labour’s conference. The shadow chancellor speaks to us live from Liverpool.

0820

The Beano is going digital with a new website. It will have daily updates and videos, targeting the YouTube generation - but will Dennis the Menace ever be the same again? Emma Scott is the chief executive of Beano Studios.

0831

More than 200 people are now thought to have died in East Aleppo since the breakdown of a ceasefire one week ago. James Longman is our correspondent in Beirut.

0847

Health problems related to the way we live - diet, drinking and smoking - are costing the NHS in England alone around 11 billion pounds each year. Mark Broadhurst is the Wyre council’s service director of health and wellbeing.

0851

A fringe event at the Momentum-backed "festival" running parallel to Labour conference will today discuss the supposed "media bias" against Jeremy Corbyn. Kerry-Anne Mendoza is the editor of the Canary and Stephen Bush is the special correspondent with The New Statesman.

So you think you know the Today programme?

Today: Jack de Manio

Try our test and enjoy some wonderful – and sometimes hilarious – moments from the past.

Life Inside ‘Islamic State’: Diaries

Life Inside ‘Islamic State’: Five diaries

An activist based in Raqqa, Syria describes the horror of everyday life in the city.