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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

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English


Episodes

Today Guest Editors are announced

11/28/2022
Today has announced this year’s Guest Editors, with seven taking over the programme during the festive period, including Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus and Jamie Oliver. For the past 19 years, the programme has handed over the editorial reins to high-profile public figures during the week between Christmas and New Year. This year’s line-up includes: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – British-Iranian national who was detained in Iran Björn Ulvaeus – ABBA legend Jamie Oliver – Chef...

Duration:00:07:51

Today: 28/11/2022

11/28/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Misogyny, racism and bullying found in fire service

11/26/2022
The London Fire Brigade is "institutionally” misogynist and racist, according a report into its culture. The review, conducted by the former Chief Crown Prosecutor for north-west England, Nazir Afzal, concludes that unless the "toxic culture" is tackled other firefighters will take their own lives. The independent review was established by the London Fire Commissioner after a trainee firefighter took his own life in August 2020. Today’s Martha Kearney spoke to Mr Afzal, who told her that he...

Duration:00:15:09

Hunter Davies: My winter walk

11/26/2022
The Today programme has asked some well-known faces to talk about the walks they do and why they’re so important to them as part of a winter walks series. Author Hunter Davies, best known for the only authorised biography of the Beatles, describes his favourite walk along Ryde Sands on the Isle of Wight. (Image Credit: Laura Palmer/BBC)

Duration:00:05:55

Today: 26/11/2022

11/26/2022
Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:02:00:00

Nurses to strike in biggest walkout in the NHS's history

11/25/2022
The Royal College of Nursing has announced strikes on 15 and 20 December in its pay dispute with the government. Nurses will still provide emergency care, but routine services will be hit. It is set to be the biggest walkout by nurses in the NHS's history and will take place in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Today's Mishal Husain speaks to Pat Cullen, General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, and Nick Hulme, CEO of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. Today's...

Duration:00:18:01

Today: 25/11/2022

11/25/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Social Housing Tragedies: “How does this happen?”

11/24/2022
How does this happen? That was the question asked by the coroner investigating the death of 2 year old Awaab Ishak who died from exposure to mould on the walls of his parents’ one bed flat. The government has now stripped the association involved, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH), of £1m in expected funding. Housing charity Shelter says there’s “absolutely no excuse” for housing associations to be failing tenants. Today's Nick Robinson spoke to Shelter’s chief executive Polly Neate, as...

Duration:00:20:08

Today: 24/11/2022

11/24/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Home Office Asylum cases delayed

11/23/2022
Delays in the time taken to process asylum claims have been compounded as inexperienced and low-paid staff have been hired to handle applications, several insiders have told BBC Two's Newsnight. Local councils are complaining about the number of asylum seekers - 37,000 - they’re having to house in hotels, and most recent figure for the backlog of people waiting for decisions, from June, came to 122,000. Home Office staff told Newsnight’s UK Editor, Sima Kotecha, that this was slowing down...

Duration:00:15:57

Today: 23/11/2022

11/23/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

The Today Debate: Channel crossings and the asylum system. Can we fix it?

11/22/2022
Joining Mishal for the Today Debate were the Conservative Leader of Kent County Council, Roger Gough; the Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the Bishop of Dover; the Daily Telegraph Columnist, Sherelle Jacobs; former head of the UK Border Force, Tony Smith and the Labour Peer and former Director of the human rights organisation Liberty, Baroness Shami Chakrabati.

Duration:00:38:09

Today: The Today Debate: Channel crossings and the asylum system. Can we fix it?

11/22/2022
Mishal Husain is joined by a panel for the Today Debate.

Duration:00:40:00

Nasa spacecraft arrives at Moon’s orbit

11/22/2022
Nasa's Artemis spacecraft has arrived at the Moon – sending back selfies as it orbited the lunar surface. It marks a crucial milestone in Nasa’s first crew-capable moon mission for 50 years. The space agency hopes it will eventually lead to the Moon becoming a base for long-term space exploration. Today’s Nick Robinson spoke to Catherine Heyman, Scotland’s Astronomer Royal, and Sian Cleaver, who’s worked on a key component of the Artemis Orion spacecraft for Airbus. (Image, Artemis' Orion...

Duration:00:10:44

Jojo Moyes: My winter walk

11/22/2022
The Today programme has asked some well-known voices to tell us about their favourite walks at this time of year. Novelist and journalist Jojo Moyes - best known for 'Me Before You' - describes a walk where she is often accompanied by her dogs in Essex, and how it’s helped her when life is challenging. (Image Credit: Jojo Moyes)

Duration:00:04:19

Today: 22/11/2022

11/22/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Social care system in crisis

11/21/2022
The promised change to social care in England - billed as fixing the system by capping people's costs - has been delayed by the government for a further two years - until October 2025. Today's Mishal Husain spoke to Anne, whose husband has Parkinson's and dementia. He’s been in hospital for two weeks, because they are struggling to find him a place at a nursing home with the suitable level of care. Anne says their savings have 'got a limited life span' as they’re facing potential costs of...

Duration:00:08:23

The Syrian swimmer who saved 20 other refugees

11/19/2022
A new film portrays swimmer Yusra Mardini’s journey out of Syria. Yusra and her sister Sarah swam for over three hours in the Aegean Sea, pulling a dinghy with 20 fellow refugees to safety when the engine cut out. She went on to compete for the Refugee Olympic Athletes Team at Rio 2016. Yusra, and Nathalie Issa, the actor who played her, spoke to Today about the new film ‘The Swimmers’ that tells her story. (IMAGE CREDIT: THE SWIMMERS is in select UK cinemas now and on Netflix globally from...

Duration:00:13:49

Autumn Statement: Chancellor Jeremy Hunt

11/18/2022
Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt acknowledged that there were "very difficult times ahead" for people, but said his plans gave people "certainty" on how the government would help them through the recession. This comes after he outlined his plan for stabilising the UK economy in Thursday's Autumn Statement. He spoke to Today's Mishal Husain. (IMAGE CREDIT: Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

Duration:00:20:47

Behind the scenes with England rugby’s Eddie Jones

11/17/2022
Today's Garry Richardson goes behind the scenes with Eddie Jones at a training session with the England men’s rugby union squad, including Owen Farrell who will be making his 100th appearance against New Zealand on Saturday.

Duration:00:05:47