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18/10/2017

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

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Wed 18 Oct 2017 06:00

Today's running order

0650

The prime minister will travel to Brussels on Thursday to try and persuade EU leaders to move the Brexit talks on to the transition period. Bruno Bonnell is a Member of the National Assembly for Rhône.

 

0655

Societal revolt in ancient Egypt may have been triggered by volcanic eruptions and climate change according to an article published in Nature Communications this week. Dr Francis Ludlow is a historian and co-authored the paper.

 

0709

China's ruling communists have begun their party congress, at which new leaders and policies for the next five years will be revealed. Carrie Gracie speaks to us from Beijing.

 

0712

New anti-terrorism measures are being unveiled by the European Commission today - including fresh warnings to internet companies about extremist content. Frank Gardner reports.

 

0720

NHS organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have failed to hit key performance targets at any time since early 2016 according to new analysis by the BBC. Peter Homa is chief executive of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

 

0730

Charities are warning that they are seeing more and more homeless people tricked into modern day slavery. Matthew Price reports and Kevin Hyland is an anti-slavery commissioner.

 

0745

George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo, was announced as the winner of the Man Booker Prize last night. He joins us this morning.

 

0750

MPs will debate the rollout of Universal Credit this afternoon, after Labour called a vote on whether to pause the extension of the benefits scheme.  Ross Hawkins reports and Andy Burnham is the mayor of Greater Manchester.

 

0810

NHS organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have failed to hit key performance targets at any time since early 2016 according to new analysis by the BBC. Lynn Crook had to wait seven months for each of her hip replacements and Professor Keith Willett is the Director for Acute Care in NHS England and is the Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at the University of Oxford.

 

0820

On Friday, the composer Michael Giacchino will mark his 50th birthday with a career retrospective at the Royal Albert Hall. Michael Giacchino is a composer of music for films such as Star Trek and Star Wars Rogue One and JJ Abrams is a film director, producer, and screenwriter.

0830

This programme will be 60 next week, and for the past three months you've been telling us how you think the country has changed in the past 60 years. John Humphrys reports.

 

All subject to change.

 

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