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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

M25 protests put lives of police officers and public 'at risk'

9/22/2021
On five separate occasions in the last few days the M25 motorway around London has been closed on both carriageways by protesters from the climate change activist group called Insulate Britain. Today's Justin Webb speaks to Zoe Cohen, Insulate Britain protester, as well as Chris Noble, Assistant Chief Constable of Humberside Police who is the National Police Chief’s Council lead for policing protests. (Image: Insulate Britain M25 protest, Credit: Insulate Britain/PA Wire)

Duration:00:07:49

Today: 22/09/2021

9/22/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

The government could subsidise CO2 producers

9/21/2021
There have been warnings of empty shelves in supermarkets, because of the shortage of carbon dioxide. A joint statement last night from the government and the energy regulator, Ofgem, said the energy price cap would remain in place. It is looking like a tough winter ahead for many households, with food prices and energy bills increasing because of the crisis. So, what can be done to alleviate the situation? Nick Robinson speaks to Ian Wright, the Chief Executive of the Food and Drink...

Duration:00:04:37

Dr Anthony Fauci on America Opening Up

9/21/2021
The US is easing its coronavirus travel restrictions, reopening to passengers from the UK, EU and other nations. The precise new rules have yet to be announced with the US Centre for Disease Control or CDC still to approve the AstraZeneca vaccine. Nick Robinson asks Dr Anthony Fauci, the President's Chief Medical Adviser, why this decision has been made now.

Duration:00:07:12

Today: 21/09/2021

9/21/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Rosie Duffield: “I think it’s really necessary that we talk about this subject.”

9/20/2021
Labour MP Rosie Duffield will miss her party's conference this week because of fears about her safety. She has been criticised previously for views she's expressed about transgender women. She speaks to Justin Webb.

Duration:00:09:12

Why are energy prices rising?

9/20/2021
The government is considering offering emergency state-backed loans to the energy sector, in an attempt to deal with a crisis caused by soaring wholesale costs that could see dozens of suppliers going out of business. Boris Johnson has said the government will do everything it can to prevent companies that people rely on from going under. The Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, will hold an emergency meeting with gas chiefs. Nick Robinson hears from Stacey Stothard, whose energy supplier has...

Duration:00:21:29

Today: 20/09/2021

9/20/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Today: 18/09/2021

9/18/2021
Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:02:00:00

‘You think it’s not worth ringing the police because they won’t do anything.’

9/17/2021
A major review of policing has concluded that violence against women and girls should be considered as much of a priority as counter terrorism. Following a spike in reports of domestic abuse during lockdown, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services found a "staggering variation" in how forces dealt with the issue across England and Wales. It is now six months since the murder of Sarah Everard, the fallout of which saw thousands of women reveal their own stories...

Duration:00:17:27

Today: 17/09/2021

9/17/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

The UK, US and Australia announce historic security pact

9/16/2021
The defence partnership between Australia, the UK & the UK, known as Aukus, will cover AI and other technologies. It will let Australia build nuclear-powered submarines for the first time, using technology provided by the US. Today's Martha Kearney speaks to Ben Wallace, UK Defence Secretary. Nick Robinson also speaks to Dr Henry Wang, President of the Centre for China and Globalization, a think tank in Beijing, and advisor to the Chinese government.

Duration:00:17:27

Today: 16/09/2021

9/16/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Answering children's questions about the Covid jab

9/15/2021
All children aged 12 to 15 in the UK will soon be offered one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid jab. We invited three 12-year-old pupils from Wales High in South Yorkshire, which we've been following for the last year, to ask questions they have about the vaccine to Professor Calum Semple, a government advisor based at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool.

Duration:00:15:39

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