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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: 27/02/2021

2/27/2021
Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:02:00:00

Friday's business with Rob Young

2/26/2021
Post-roadmap, some Brits are booking their summer holidays - what is Booking.com seeing? Also, how is the pandemic affecting mining company Anglo-American? (Photo: Getty Images)

Duration:00:11:28

Today: 26/02/2021

2/26/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Could Salmond row provoke resignations?

2/25/2021
Today programme's Nick Robinson speaks to Alex Neil, SNP MSP and ally to Alex Salmond, about the fallout between the former First Minister and Nicola Sturgeon. (Image: Alex Salmond Credit: Press Association)

Duration:00:15:04

Paul McCartney's life in lyrics

2/25/2021
Paul McCartney has always resisted the idea of an autobiography but is now going to publish the story of his life through his lyrics. It's based on conversations over five years with Paul Muldoon, the Pulitzer prize-winning Irish poet. In his first interview about the book with Martha Kearney, Muldoon gave some insights into the writing process. (Image: Paul McCartney Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:10:07

Today: 25/02/2021

2/25/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Summer schools: Catch-up plan

2/24/2021
On Wednesday, ministers have pledged more money towards the catch-up funding for pupils in England, taking the total allocated since last year to £1.7bn. Today programme's Mishal Husain spoke to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, as well as Glynn Potts, head teacher at Oldham's Catholic High School and Lee Elliott Major, Professor of Social Mobility at Exeter University. (Image: School Pupils in Doncaster Credit: Press Association)

Duration:00:17:33

Today: 24/02/2021

2/24/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

The roadmap out of lockdown

2/23/2021
There's a long and winding road before the destination of June 21st when the hope is that most restrictions in England will be lifted. Nick Robinson speaks to the Health Secretary Matt Hancock about the prime minister's plan and with Martha Kearney, puts listener questions to our chief political correspondent Adam Fleming. Our correspondent Jon Kay brings us reaction to the announcement in Devon. (Image: Boris Johnson Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:32:05

Today: 23/02/2021

2/23/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

2/22/2021
Outdoor sport could be permitted from March 29 - but what about gyms? (Image: people doing cardio training on treadmills in gym. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:11:39

Today: 22/02/2021

2/22/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Nasa Mars landing: 'Seven minutes of terror'

2/19/2021
On Thursday, Nasa's Perseverance rover landed successfully on Mars after a journey from Earth of almost seven months. The US space agency's one-tonne robot touched down in Mars' Jezero Crater and embarked on its two year search to find life on Mars. Today programme's Martha Kearney spoke to Mission Control's Dr Swati Mohan on how Perseverance had to endure "seven minutes of terror" to make it to the Martian surface. Image: Artist impression issued by NASA of Perseverance rover during descent...

Duration:00:05:55

Friday's business with Katie Prescott

2/19/2021
What is one open-air theatre planning for opening-up after lockdown? (Image: the Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Cornwall, UK. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:12:13

Sir Michael Palin and Chris Wilder on Sheffield United

2/18/2021
Garry Richardson speaks to Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder and life-long fan of the club, Sir Michael Palin about the perils of football and the disappointment of the season so far. (Image: Sheffield United Logo Credit: Getty)

Duration:00:05:08

Thursday's business with Katie Prescott

2/18/2021
The British Chambers of Commerce finds that a quarter of businesses intend to make staff redundant if furlough scheme ends in April (Image: man sits, reading newspaper and using his smart phone. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:13:21

Wednesday's business with Rob Young

2/17/2021
Ahead of the Budget, a committee of MPs is urging the government to overhaul the tax system to encourage people to buy products and services that don’t cause harm to the environment (Image: UK housing: scaffolding at a building site / housing development - new-build houses under construction. Credit: Press Association

Duration:00:13:03

'All I think about at the moment is, God I hope her next test is negative’

2/16/2021
As the vaccine rollout extends to the over 65s - where in the priority list should younger people with learning disabilities feature? Simon Jack spoke to Radio 2 DJ and presenter Jo Whiley, whose sister Frances Whiley has a learning disability and is living in residential care, waiting for a vaccine. Justin Webb spoke to London Mayor Sadiq Khan about vaccine hesitancy in hard to reach groups and Simon Jack also spoke to Nadhim Zahawi, vaccines minister. Credit: Jo Whiley

Duration:00:22:22

Tuesday's business with Rob Young

2/16/2021
When should the furlough scheme be extended until? (Image: Rishi Sunak, reading papers inside Number 11 Downing Street, during the latest England lockdown. Credit: UK Government)

Duration:00:11:48

Monday's business with Rob Young

2/15/2021
The Business Banking Resolution Service launches today. But will it become stretched by long-running cases? (Image: buildings are seen in the Canary Wharf business district. Credit:

Duration:00:12:17