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BP Accused of Trying to Influence Museums it Sponsors

BP Accused of Trying to Influence Museums it Sponsors

The oil giant BP s accused of using museums to further its political interests. Dr Chris Garrard from the Art Not Oil pressure group talks us through his report on the subject, and Sharon Healis of the Museums Association explains the code of ethics that museums operate under. Also in the programme, the pharmaceutical firm Johnson and Johnson is ordered to pay almost $55m in the US to a woman who said its talc caused her ovarian cancer. Jere Beasley from the law firm Beasley Allen in Alabama tells us more about the case. The so-called 'Bank of Mum and Dad' is now helping to finance a quarter of all property transactions in London. Elizabeth Hotson reports on the impact it is having on the housing market here. And we report from a conference in Dakar, Senegal, aimed at helping prevent the desertification of a vast swathe of Africa known as the Sahel.

(Picture: Art Not Oil protesters outside the BP portrait awards 2011. Picture credit: Getty Images.)

27 minutes