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Radio 4's flagship news and current affairs programme; including religious reflections from Thought for the Day at 0748

Radio 4's flagship news and current affairs programme; including religious reflections from Thought for the Day at 0748

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London, United Kingdom

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BBC

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Radio 4's flagship news and current affairs programme; including religious reflections from Thought for the Day at 0748

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English


Episodes

Today: 23/07/2021

7/23/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Today: 22/07/2021

7/22/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Today: 21/07/2021

7/21/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Alan Ayckbourn: Scarborough’s “magic place”

7/20/2021
: The Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough has been central to the work of one of our greatest living playwrights. Alan Ayckbourn came to Scarborough in the 1950s and was employed as an acting stage manager - that is both on stage and backstage - before discovering that writing was his true calling. Six decades and 85 plays later - his latest is The Girl Next Door which marries a time of Covid with the Second World War and which will return to the theatre here in September. Sir Alan is now...

Duration:00:07:25

Today: 20/07/2021

7/20/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Today: 19/07/2021

7/19/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Today: 17/07/2021

7/17/2021
Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:02:00:00

Today: 16/07/2021

7/16/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Afghanistan withdrawal

7/9/2021
The Prime Minister confirmed on Thursday UK troops would be leaving Afghanistan. Nick Robinson discusses the country’s future with General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the Defence Staff, and Kate Clark and Christina Lamb, who have both reported extensively from Afghanistan

Duration:00:25:46

Why is sexual harassment normal in schools?

6/10/2021
Mishal Husain hears about how to address sexual harassment and abuse in schools

Duration:00:17:44

Adoption: 'They've turned our sons against us'

5/12/2021
A couple we’re calling Ed and Claire adopted two brothers aged two and three - after they had been taken into care. Their sons are now 15 and 16 but the adoption has broken down. Ed and Claire say in the space of a few months a bombardment of messages from the birth parents and siblings destabilised the boys to the extent that they have dropped out of school, are in trouble with the authorities and they no longer have contact with them. Around a quarter of adopted youngsters are thought to...

Duration:00:15:48

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

Margaret Atwood’s Today programme

12/31/2020
Twice Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood guest edits Today, looking at the theme of change. She interviews climate activist (and 2019 Today guest editor) Greta Thunberg and speaks to The Prince of Wales about campaigning for the environment over several decades. Also, Margaret’s Booker Prize co-winner Bernardine Evaristo speaks to gal-dem founder Liv Little and birdwatcher extraordinaire Mya-Rose Craig, aka Birdgirl. Hosted by Margaret Atwood - including Martha Kearney and Mishal...

Duration:00:55:29

Lewis Hamilton’s Today programme

12/30/2020
Record-breaking Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton guest edits Today, looking at black British history, the environment, and the power of sport. Lewis speaks to historian Professor David Olusoga about the Black Lives Matter movement and black British historical figures who deserve more attention. We also hear from conservationist Dame Jane Goodall on animal extinction, and find out how motor racing is trying to become more environmentally friendly. Presented by Nick Robinson and Justin...

Duration:00:50:11

Sir Jeremy Farrar’s Today programme

12/28/2020
Sir Jeremy Farrar, the director of the health research foundation Wellcome Trust, guest edits Today along the theme of uncertainty and clarity in complex times. Sir Jeremy speaks to Dr Anthony Fauci about mixing politics and science, and we hear from Erna Solberg, the Prime Minister of Norway, on leading in uncertain times. Author Elif Shafak gives a more literary take on uncertainty, and England cricketers Sir Andrew Strauss and Nat Sciver discuss how elite sport has adapted in 2020. Also,...

Duration:00:50:18

Prue Leith's Today programme

12/24/2020
Highlights from Prue Leith's guest edit, presented by Prue herself. Including... a discussion of the issue of assisted dying and how hospitals are trying to improve their food. Also - two cherries on top of an already lovely cake - Prue having a singing lesson... and Olympic diver Tom Daley discussing craft and the new swimming trunks he has crocheted! Also featuring Justin Webb and Mishal Husain. Enjoy. (Image: Prue Leith Credit: Clive Holmes Agency)

Duration:00:36:31

Rory Kinnear: Tribute to my sister Karina

12/22/2020
Karina, 48, died from the coronavirus in May 2020. As a child, she suffered brain damage and was paralysed from the waist down after an operation she had as a teenager. Her brother the actor, Rory Kinnear, had written an essay reflecting on her life, earlier in the year. Now, he records a new tribute looking back on what's been a difficult year. Image: Rory Kinnear (C), Karina (L), Credit: Rory Kinnear

Duration:00:05:42

Sir Paul McCartney on the vaccine, lockdown music and fears for Glastonbury 2021

12/18/2020
Sir Paul McCartney speaks to John Wilson for the Today programme about this new album, McCartney III. He encourages people to take the Covid. vaccine and fears Glastonbury 2021 will be cancelled. Image: Paul McCartney; Credit: Reuters

Duration:00:18:17

Dr Katie Sanderson: A sense hope

12/16/2020
Junior doctor Katie Sanderson survived working on Covid ward at the height of the pandemic. Several months later, she sensed hope and less chaos despite the challenges she and her colleagues faced. Radio 4’s Today programme Justin Webb found out more. Credit: PA

Duration:00:08:35