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11/08/2017

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

3 hours

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Fri 11 Aug 2017 06:00

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0650
Yesterday we heard conflicting claims on subsidies for clean energy from the former US Vice President Al Gore and the former chancellor Nigel Lawson. Roger Harrabin is the BBC's environment analyst and Peter Stott leads the Climate Monitoring and Attribution team at the Met Office.

0710
Jonathan Evans spent 33 years working for MI5, the last six of which he was director general, stepping down in 2013. He joins the Today programme in his first major interview.

0715
Next step in the ongoing Tata pension saga is expected on Friday as the company is expected to announce the separation of its UK pension scheme from the business. Martin Hunter is the pensions expert and principal at actuarial consultancy, Punter Southall.

0720
A former adviser to George Osborne and Brexit Secretary David Davis, James Chapman, says that it's time for "sensible people" to admit that Brexit is "a catastrophe". He joins us on the programme alongside Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Conservative MP for North East Somerset.

0730
How has life changed over the 60 years that the Today programme has been on air? Today we look at our attitudes to sex.

0750
The US Defence Secretary, James Mattis, has said that American efforts to resolve the crisis over North Korea's nuclear programme are still being led by diplomacy and that war would be catastrophic. Koji Tsuruoka is the Japanese ambassador to the UK.

0810
The former head of MI5 Lord Evans has warned that Britain could face a terrorism threat for another 20 or 30 years. Mark Rowley is the head of National Counter Terrorism Policing.         

0820
The former director of GCHQ Robert Hannigan has challenged conventional parenting advice that suggests children spending time online or in front of a screen is a waste of time. Noel Janis-Norton is author of Calmer Easier Happier Screen Time and Jordan Erica Webber is co-author of Ten Things Video Games Can Teach Us.

0830
Jonathan Evans spent 33 years working for MI5, the last six of which he was director general, stepping down in 2013. He joins the Today programme in his first major interview.

0835
How has life changed over the 60 years that the Today programme has been on air? Today we look at our attitudes to sex.

0840
Have you heard the one about the former first minister of Scotland who put on a show at the Edinburgh Fringe? Alex Salmond will star in Unleashed at the City’s Assembly Rooms for a fortnight from Sunday afternoon onwards. He joins us on the programme.

0850
Earlier this morning we heard from former head of MI5 Lord Evans, who told us that he expects the current terrorist threat to last several more decades. Hamish De Bretton-Gordon is a former British Army officer and chemical weapons expert who has worked in Syria and Iraq and Sasha Havlicek is CEO of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue.


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