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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

England International Ella Toone Interview

7/6/2022
Baroness Campbell, the FA’s Director of Women’s Football, has described this summer’s home European Championships as not just a special moment for women’s football, but also for women’s sport. More than five thousand tickets have been sold, and hopes are high that the tournament can have a huge impact on interest in the sport. The success of the legacy of the Championships may well come down to how far the host nation progress. The Lionesses have never won a major international tournament...

Duration:00:14:07

Zahawi to Tory MPs: 'People don't vote for divided teams'

7/6/2022
Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid quit within 10 minutes of each other, followed by a number of junior ministers and aides. The former education secretary Nadhim Zahawi has been appointed the new Chancellor of the Exchequer as Prime minister Boris Johnson fights to stay in office, as more resignations are announced in protest of his leadership. Today's Nick Robinson spoke with the new Chancellor of the Exchequer Nadhim Zahawi. (Image Credits:REUTERS/Phil Noble)

Duration:00:18:42

Today: 06/07/2022

7/6/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

No 10 not telling truth about Pincher claims, says ex-civil servant

7/5/2022
No 10 did not tell the truth when it said the PM was unaware of formal complaints about Chris Pincher's behaviour, says the former top civil servant in the Foreign Office. Lord McDonald told Justin Webb that Boris Johnson had been briefed in person about a complaint investigated by the Foreign Office. Today also heard from Deputy PM Dominic Raab. (Image Credit:Press Association)

Duration:00:18:17

Today: 05/07/2022

7/5/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Today: 04/07/2022

7/4/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Today: 02/07/2022

7/2/2022
Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:02:00:00

‘Police need to restore trust with the public’

7/1/2022
One of the most basic requirements of a civilised society is that we feel safe. Safe to go about our business. safe to walk the streets. Private property protected - fraud detected and put right. And all of it achieved with a sense that those enforcing the rules - keeping us in order, warning us or arresting us - are doing so with our general consent. That the police come from us and are trusted by us. But something seems to have gone seriously wrong with policing in a wide variety of...

Duration:00:13:19

Today: 01/07/2022

7/1/2022
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Sir Tony Blair speaks to Today

6/30/2022
What's Tony Blair up to? For months rumours have swirled about him creating a new party & getting his friend Emmanuel Macron to show Britain the way ahead. Today he is convening a conference with it seems a rather more modest aim - creating what he calls a new politics to fill a “gaping hole” in British society. He speaks to Today’s Nick Robinson ahead of the conference. (Image Credit: Press Association)

Duration:00:13:11

Jacky Wright’s Today Programme

1/3/2022
Jacky Wright is the Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President at Microsoft US. For her Today guest edit, she asked whether young people are being taught the skills they need for the workplaces and jobs of the future. She grew up in Tottenham, North London, and went back for the programme, asking A level students at a school there what they thought would make them employable. She also used the programme to explore what everyday life was like for the generation of multiracial children...

Duration:01:40:05

Mina Smallman’s Today programme

1/1/2022
Mina Smallman, guest edited our first Today programme of 2022. Mina is a former Church of England archdeacon and school principal, who began campaigning on violence against women and equity in how victims are seen after two of her daughters were murdered. Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry were murdered in a London park in 2020. For her programme Mina invited Mishal Husain to accompany her and her family and friends on a difficult visit back to the place where Nicole and Bibaa died, where a...

Duration:00:32:41

Dr Jane Goodall’s Today Programme

12/31/2021
Dr Jane Goodall is a primatologist, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a UN Messenger of Peace. She is best known for revolutionising the world's understanding of chimpanzees. She used her Today guest edit to explore some of the ways we can inspire change to protect animals and our environment. She asked the BBC’s Climate Editor, Justin Rowlatt, to look at the links between poverty and climate change. The programme featured reporting from Tanzania where 30 years ago Jane challenged a...

Duration:00:36:30

General Sir Nick Carter’s Today Programme

12/30/2021
General Sir Nick Carter is a retired senior army officer who served as the UK’s Chief of Defence Staff until November this year. He used his Today guest edit to focus on the fallout from the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan. He spoke to former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, the man in charge of the country before the Taliban takeover. He also chatted with retired racing legend AP McCoy about what his own retirement might have in store for him. Finally, Sir Nick explored his deep love...

Duration:01:02:56

Raheem Sterling’s Today Programme

12/29/2021
The England and Manchester City footballer, Raheem Sterling used his Today programme guest edit to look at the issue of social mobility, after launching his own foundation earlier this year. His programme featured reporting from Jamaica where he was born and North London where he grew up. For his programme he also sat down with England manager, Gareth Southgate, the man he credits for his transition from being a target for a hostile press to a young man now trying to be the role model which...

Duration:00:52:28

Raheem Sterling and Gareth Southgate in conversation

12/29/2021
Today programme guest editor, the England and Manchester City player, Raheem Sterling wanted discuss what he, his team mates and the country had learned following the Euros this summer. For his programme he sat down with England manager, Gareth Southgate, the man he credits for his transition from being a target for a hostile press to a young man now trying to be the role model which so many call on footballers to become. Nick Robinson travelled to St George’s Park to meet them both.

Duration:00:35:51

James Rebanks’ Today Programme

12/28/2021
James Rebanks is a Cumbrian sheep farmer and bestselling author. He used his Today programme guest edit to focus on the government's changes to farm subsidies and to look at whether urban farms can create healthy and happy communities. He discussed whether the British countryside is diverse enough and asked how it can attract a workforce that better reflects modern Britain. Finally, indoctrinated by his father who took him to his first game at Anfield when he was ten, James Rebanks wanted us...

Duration:00:35:20

Michael Dobbs’ Today Programme

12/27/2021
Lord Dobbs, Michael Dobbs, is a Conservative Peer and author. He has written more than 20 books, but is best known for his political thriller House of Cards. He used his Today Programme guest edit to look at prostate cancer, after his diagnosis earlier this year. It’s a disease which killed his father and brother. His programme also featured a conversation with the Duchess of Cornwall about the importance of reading and a special retelling of the Christmas story from Joseph’s perspective,...

Duration:00:35:28

Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin’s Today programme

1/1/2021
Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the Bishop of Dover, presents the highlights from her guest edit of Today. The South African concept ‘Ubuntu’ or “I am because you are” is at the heart of her programme, reflecting on our common humanity. She hears from students at a pupil referrals unit, the charity Justice Defenders who work to improve access to justice, and also a Uighur child refugee exiled in Turkey. Including Mishal Husain and Martha Kearney. (Image: Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin, credit: Jim...

Duration:00:47:58

Evan Spiegel’s Today programme

1/1/2021
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel presents all the highlights from his guest edit for Today, on the theme of the future of the USA. He looks at what big ideas have shaped modern America and what will continue to define it, including justice reform, how society can make wiser investments and the balance of power between tech companies and government. Including Mishal Husain and Simon Jack. (Image: Evan Spiegel, credit: Snap Inc)

Duration:01:04:49