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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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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: 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

Stewart Copeland's 'Electric Saint' opera

9/15/2021
The story of two great pioneers of electricity, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, has become an opera. 'Electric Saint' is the latest work from Stewart Copeland, who first made his name as the drummer with The Police. He worked on it with theatre director, Jonathan Moore. Today's special correspondent James Naughtie spoke to Stewart Copeland and Jonathan Moore to find out more. (Image: Stewart Copeland, Credit: Mark Mainz/ Getty Images)

Duration:00:06:50

How will we deal with Covid in winter?

9/15/2021
Measures to deal with rising Covid cases in England over the winter have been announced - with a contingency "Plan B" if things get worse. Mishal Husain speaks to Professor Andrew Hayward from University College London's Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care. Nick Robinson speaks to Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary as well as Dr Dale Gardiner, intensive care doctor in the midlands and representing the faculty of intensive care medicine. (Image: Covid-19 vaccination centre opposite...

Duration:00:17:58

Today: 15/09/2021

9/15/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Does my child need the vaccine if they've recently recovered from Covid?

9/14/2021
In the next week, 12 to 15-year-olds in England will begin receiving their vaccine invitations, and booster jabs for over-50s are expected to be announced soon. Today's Justin Webb and Mishal Husain put listeners' questions about the latest stage of the Covid-19 vaccination programme to Dr Liz Whittaker, infectious disease lead at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and Professor Peter Openshaw, immunologist at Imperial College London & member of the UK Vaccine Network....

Duration:00:10:31

Today: 14/09/2021

9/14/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Emma Raducanu wins Grand Slam

9/13/2021
The fairy tale of New York, as the papers have been saying, is the story of Emma Raducanu who at the weekend became the first British woman in 44 years to win a Grand Slam singles title - and did it without dropping a set - when she became the US Open champion aged just 18. Martha Kearney speaks to Tim Henman who has been personally credited by Emma for being 'an inspiration' during the tournament. (Image: Emma Randucanu Credit: EPA/ John G. Mabanglo)

Duration:00:07:29

Today: 13/09/2021

9/13/2021
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:03:00:00

Today: 11/09/2021

9/11/2021
Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

Duration:02:00:00

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