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Ask about Britain We answer learners' questions about life in the UK. This bilingual programme is designed for Mandarin Chinese speakers who are learning English. http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/aab/rss.xml

A Royal Romance, an Everyday Love Story: Chapter Five 6:23 01/04/11 In this new series we follow the love stories of two couples. The first couple is Prince William and Kate Middleton, who will be married in April. Today it's the fifth part of their story, about commitment....


Chapter Six 6:24 08/04/11 Today it's the sixth part of their story, popping the question....

Chapter Seven 6:13 15/04/11 Today it's the seventh part of their story: asking the father for his daughter's hand....



Chapter Eight 6:23 22/04/11 Today it's the eighth part of their story, planning for the future....

Best of TODAY Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/today/rss.xml



Today: Business news with Adam Shaw

11:06

28/04/11

Today's business guests are Simon Derrick, the chief currency strategist at Bank of New York Mellon; Andrew Bell, chief executive of Witan Investment Trust, who analyses the markets; and Dr. Seijiro Takeshita director of the financial group Mizuho...

Today: Syria 'on the way to a better future'

13:47

28/04/11

The United Nations security council has refused to approve a statement condemning the dictatorship for attacking its own people in Syria. Former British foreign secretary Jack Straw and Hisham Moussa, spokesman for the Arab League, debate the...

Today: The allure of the princess

3:54

28/04/11

What is it about princesses that captures the imagination of little girls? Reporter Nicola Stanbridge has been investigating whether dressing as a princess is harmless fun or detrimental for young girls growing up....

Today: How should supporters of PR vote on AV?

5:17

28/04/11

The AV referendum presents a particularly tricky problem for supporters of proportional representation - a system where parties really are allocated seats based on the proportions of the nation voting for them. Former leader of the SDP Lord Owen and...

Today: Business news with Dominic Laurie

11:24

29/04/11

Stephen Pattinson, UK director of the International Chamber of Commerce, analyses whether time has run out on Doha trade talks and Karl Gregory, the UK head of Match.com, is the Friday boss....

Today: 'So much good will' at royal wedding

9:48

29/04/11

The world will be watching as Prince William marries Kate Middleton today, with possibly the largest television audience in history.

Correspondents Nick Higham, Peter Hunt and Mike Wooldridge give their view from the route of the royal...










Today: Mandelson warns against Doha failure

8:35

29/04/11

Have the Doha talks, aimed at finding an agreement that would open up world trade, finally failed after 10 years?












Lord Mandelson, who represented the UK at the talks, and Will Hutton of the Work Foundation assess the future of a global trade...










Today: Royal wedding happy campers

7:07

29/04/11

Hundreds of people have been camping out on the street of central London in order to secure a prime spot for the royal wedding.

Nicola Stanbridge went to meet some of the determined wedding watchers....










Today: Britain's royal wedding 'ritual'

7:07

30/04/11

These are just a few moments in the nation's history that, like the royal wedding, draw TV audiences of millions. Professor Sir Christopher Frayling and social historian Juliet Gardiner debate the significance of these shared national moments....

Today: Public 'denied from knowing' by courts

8:09

30/04/11

The decision of Andrew Marr to go public and declare that he had obtained a super-injunction has stirred up the debate about whether the courts have proved too willing to grant injunctions in order to protect the privacy of public figures. Desmond...

Today: 'Unlikely' Assad will be forced out

7:45

30/04/11

Protesters have said that more than 60 people have been killed in Syria in anti-government protests on Friday. Journalists are not allowed into the country, but correspondent Matthew Price reports from the border with Jordan. And Alastair Crooke,...

Today: Business news with Tanya Beckett

10:58

27/04/11

Sony has revealed a massive data breach affecting the personal details of Playstation users. Kenneth Cukier, Japan business correspondent for the Economist, considers what happened to the information and why Sony was targeted. And Ross Walker,...

Today: Syria 'at a fork in the road'

9:50

27/04/11

The British Foreign Secretary has said he "utterly condemns" the Syrian government's use of violence against protesters, after the death of at least 350 people. William Hague outlines his thoughts on how the international community should respond to...

Today: Welsh economy 'bottom of the UK heap'

8:01

27/04/11

The Welsh economy is not doing as well as the other UK nations. Today presenter Evan Davis hears from locals about the impact on life in the nation since the recession. The archive material in this item was provided by The Ebbw Vale Archival Trust....

Today: Real v Barca: 'A match beyond this world'

3:19

27/04/11

Spain is preparing for a spectacular battle as Real Madrid take on Barcelona in a fight for a place in the Champions League final, a widely anticipated challenge that is tipped to attract a global TV audience of over 500 million. Sports editor David...

Today: Business news with Lesley Curwen

11:30

26/04/11

A survey of economists by the BBC suggests that record low interest rates are here to stay until the summer. George Buckley, chief UK economist at Deutsche Bank, explains his belief that the Bank of England will wait until August to raise rates....

Today: Coalition AV divisions 'inevitable'

9:35

26/04/11

The argument on whether to adopt the Alternative Vote system has become increasingly aggressive, after the Lib Dem minister Chris Huhne threatened to sue the No to AV campaign for lying. Sir Menzies Campbell, former leader of the Liberal Democrats,...

Today: Secret police 'call shots in Syria'

5:33

26/04/11

Middle East experts regularly warn that Syria is very different from a country like Libya, not just because it is so much bigger but because it exercises enormous influence over the region. Birmingham University's Professor Scott Lewis, who...

Today: Royal wedding: 'Fantasy diversion'

5:11

26/04/11

Even though the royal wedding is expected to be watched by two billion people worldwide, the anti-monarchy campaign, Republic, says it received a boost in support because of the marriage. The group's spokesperson, Professor Stephen Haseler of London...

Today: Social care 'a Cinderella service'

7:58

16/04/11

Thirteen per cent more councils in England are cutting back on the number of people entitled to free adult social care, according a survey by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services. It also claims that 116 councils are now refusing to...

Today: Libya 'stalemate cannot continue'

5:14

16/04/11

President Obama has said there is a military stalemate on the ground in Libya. Colonel Gaddafi's forces are said to have been using cluster bombs on the city of Misrata and the rebels seem powerless to do anything. Former Chief of the General Staff...

Today: The 'lyric' of English accents

5:22

16/04/11

The successful British play War Horse has now opened to great acclaim on Broadway. Voice coach Barbara Berkery explains how the American cast are managing English parts and are attempting to speak in West Country accents....

Today: Join us 'live' on Good Friday

1:17

16/04/11

On 22 April, Good Friday, the Today programme will be marking the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain with a live outside broadcast in front of an audience at London's South Bank Centre. Entry is ticket only and we will give you more details...

Today: Business news with Lesley Curwen

11:22

18/04/11

The BBC's Michelle Fleury reports from Washington, where the leaders of the world's largest economies met this weekend to discuss the crisis in the Eurozone, among a list of other urgent issues. And Nick Bullman, managing partner of CheckRisk LLP,...

Today: Ireland 'has no intention of causing mayhem'

11:58

18/04/11

Enda Kenny, the Irish Taoiseach is in London for his first official bilateral meeting on Ireland's finances with David Cameron. He discusses Ireland's strategy for economic recovery....

Today: Should teachers be trained in the classroom?

4:49

18/04/11

The government has set out a plan to train teachers in schools rather than universities, a proposal that has sparked controversy among teaching unions. Sally Hunt, general secretary of the University and College Union, and Chris Woodhead, former chief...

Today: Mass grave reveals iron age 'violence'

2:33

18/04/11

A mass grave dating back to the iron age, over 2,500 years ago, has been discovered in Britain, in the Peak District. Dr Clive Waddington, director of the excavations at the Fin Cop hill fort, talks about the moment when the local history group who...

Today: Business news with Lesley Curwen

11:45

19/04/11

Markets in the US and the UK fell sharply yesterday after a leading credit agency warned it might, one day, downgrade US government debt. Julian Chillingworth, chief investment officer at Rathbone Unit Trust Management, looks at the markets. And...

Today: PM: Government right 'to stop and pause' over NHS changes

18:28

19/04/11

David Cameron will soon face his first major electoral test since becoming prime minister, when English voters go to the polls for local elections. Ahead of the vote, the prime minister discusses a wide range of issues, including changes to the NHS...

Today: David Cameron's final racing tips?

0:48

19/04/11

More of David Cameron's racing tips....

Today: New boss promises to 'soften' Tesco

5:59

19/04/11

The new Tesco chief executive is taking over from Sir Terry Leahy at a time of unprecedented challenge in the retail market. Philip Clarke discusses stepping into Sir Terry's shoes and his strategy for "softening" the way the company handles its...

Today: 'Magnificent' Bainbridge 'had insight into humanity'

3:47

19/04/11

The novelist Beryl Bainbridge, who died last year, was sometimes known as the "the Booker Bridesmaid", as she was shortlisted five times for the prize, but never actually won. Her friend, the writer AN Wilson, explains why organisers set up a one-off...

Today: Business news with Lesley Curwen

11:01

20/04/11

A compensation ruling which could see banks pay out billions of pounds to customers is due to be made in the High Court today. Ben Heffer, analyst at the financial research firm Defaqto, and Paul Clark, chief executive of Charter UK, discuss what went...

Today: Hospital waiting time rise 'may be a warning sign'

10:12

20/04/11

Hospital waiting times in England have jumped to their highest rate since April 2008, according to a report by the King's Fund. Nigel Edwards, who runs the NHS Confederation, and David Flory, the NHS's deputy chief executive, discuss how £20bn of...

Today: Gulf of Mexico 'bouncing back' after spill

4:52

20/04/11

It is exactly a year since the disaster at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 crew and set off the largest off-shore oil spill in US history. Tom Feilden reports from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in...

Today: Immigrants have 'no right' to enter France

5:04

20/04/11

Tension between France and Italy is growing, after the Italian authorities allowed Tunisian migrants to cross the border into France. Jacques Myard, French MP with Nicolas Sarkozy's Union for a Popular Movement, and Lucio Malan, the Italian senator...

Today: Business news with Lesley Curwen

10:55

21/04/11

Gold rallied above one $1,500 an ounce for the first time yesterday, around £915. Stephen Bell, chief economist at the hedge fund GLC, analyses the week's run of record highs for commodities. Rob Enderle, a Silicon Valley analyst, looks at Apple's...

Today: Incapacity benefit 'is a sorry tale'

7:53

21/04/11

Britain spends £7bn a year on incapacity benefit (IB) for over two million people, but new figures from the Department of Work and Pensions show that more than 80,000 current claimants are on IB because they are too obese or have drug and alcohol...

Today: iPhone 'plots where you've been'

1:59

21/04/11

It has been discovered that the iPhone may be even smarter than originally thought, tracking its owner's movements and storing the resulting data. Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones reports on the surprising revelation that has thrown up many...

Today: 'Massive losses' in UK bat population

2:47

21/04/11

We are being warned that bat populations have decreased dramatically since the 1950s, as British wildlife faces an increasingly fragmented landscape. Dr Mark Robinson, national ecology manager for British Waterways, looks at why the flying mammals are...

Today: Is the UK's 'holiday habit' bad for GDP?

4:51

21/04/11

As a festival of bank holidays approaches, people across the UK are preparing to take a lot of time off. Allister Heath, editor of the financial daily, City AM, and Tom Hodgkinson, editor of The Idler, which is an annual periodical that campaigns...

Today: Business news with Lesley Curwen

11:39

22/04/11

Our Good Friday boss is Andreas Whittam-Smith, First Church Estates Commissioner, and the man who controls the Church of England's investment money. And Alex Jeater from Datamonitor talks about the impact of rising prices on the petrol pump this...

Today: Church schools to be 'fair' to non-believers

6:21

22/04/11

The Church of England says it wants to change its rules on offering places in its schools after reports that many parents pretend to be practising Anglicans to get their children into Church-run establishments. The Reverend George Curry, a vicar and...

Today: 'The best medicine for the British public'

4:52

22/04/11

We are broadcasting from London's South Bank Centre today, the site of the Festival of Britain in 1951. One man who got an early break at the festival was designer Sir Terence Conran, who describes the public reaction to a new wave of modernist...

Today: Britain's 'idealism and optimism'

6:54

22/04/11

How does Britain in 2011 compare to Britain in 1951, the year of the Festival of Britain? Jude Kelly, artistic director of the South Bank Centre, Pierre-Yves Gerbeau, one-time chief executive of the Millennium Dome, and cultural historian Robert...

Today: The sounds of 1950s Britain

2:36

22/04/11

The Today Programme is being broadcast live from London's South Bank Centre today, the main site of the Festival of Britain 60 years ago. Listen to a montage of the sounds of 1951....

Today: Business news with Lesley Curwen

10:39

14/04/11

The head of BP will today face shareholders over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and his strategy in Russia. One shareholder, Bill Seddon of the Church Investors Group, and chief executive of the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church, talks about...

Today: Health service 'ignores stillbirth'

9:44

14/04/11

A study in the Lancet medical journal says that the rate of stillbirths in the UK has remained too high, while other nations have seen big improvements in the last decade. Alice Pullen, who describes herself on her blog as "the mother of one perfect...

Today: AV 'won't solve low turnout'

3:01

14/04/11

In only three weeks' time, Britain will vote on a whether to adopt the Alternative Vote system, an issue that has not yet seemed to grip the hearts or minds of the nation. In order to explore the impact of the system, John Curtice, professor of...

Today: The 'cosmic world' of Bootsy Collins

5:15

14/04/11

The celebrated bassist and singer-songwriter Bootsy Collins has enjoyed a career spanning four decades, performing with musicians including James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic and his own Rubber Band. Today presenter Evan Davis met him to discuss his...

Today: Business news with Pauline McCole

11:36

15/04/11

Business news with Pauline McCole: Japans manufacturing sector is still a long way from getting back to normal. Arthur Maher of JD Power considers the impact on the car industry. And our Friday Boss is Rupert Gavin, CEO of Odeon and UCI Cinemas Group....

Today: Thousands more 'living a lonelier life'

8:24

15/04/11

The number of middle aged people living alone has soared by a third in the past decade, with singles making up 29% of Britain's 26m households. Home editor Mark Easton examines why this is becoming the norm for 45 to 64-year-olds. And Geoff Mulgan,...

Today: David Foster Wallace novel 'not a suicide note'

4:40

15/04/11

The Pale King by David Foster Wallace is being published posthumously, following the 46-year-old American author's long battle with depression and eventual suicide in 2008. Arts editor Will Gompertz reports on what made Wallace's writing so special,...

Today: Coalition disagreement 'perfectly healthy'

5:36

15/04/11

Vince Cable yesterday denounced David Cameron's key speech on immigration as "very unwise". Tim Montgomerie of Conservative Home and David Hall Matthews, chair of Social Liberal Forum, debate the difference of opinion in the coalition....

Today: Humpback whales' 'song revolution'

3:03

15/04/11

The song of humpback whales has been much studied, but new research reveals that, within the community of hump backs, there are some catchy tunes that become big hits and others that bomb. Ellen Garland, a researcher at the University of Queensland,...

Today: Business news with Pauline McCole.

11:15

13/04/11

Youth unemployment is expected to come under the spotlight when official statistics are published later. The chief economic advisor at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Dr John Philpot, examines the place of young people in the job...

Today: Hague: Military action 'Libya's only chance'

15:50

13/04/11

As the countries leading the intervention in Libya meet in Qatar to discuss their strategy, there is growing anxiety about how to proceed in the fight to protect civilians. The BBC's Jeremy Bowen reports on the rebels' limited capabilities. And...

Today: BBC World Service is 'all-important'

4:24

13/04/11

MPs on the Foreign Affairs Select Committee have joined calls for the protection of the BBC World Service budget, which is facing a 16% cut as well as the closure of some language services and posts. Richard Ottaway, chairman of the committee,...

Today: Hanged man's body 'kept in cupboard'

2:45

13/04/11

In 1821, John Horwood became the first man to be hanged at Bristol's new jail, but he is only being buried today. His great-great-great grand niece, Mary Halliwell, explores Mr Horwood's history and why he has spent so long in a cupboard under the...

Today: Business news with Adam Shaw.

12:37

12/04/11

Business news with Adam Shaw: Sales on the high street suffered their worst drop in 16 years last month. Stephen Robertson, director general of the British Retail Consortium, looks at why things have been so bad. The US economist, Scott Sumner,...

Today: Should politicians focus on happiness?

8:45

12/04/11

The Office of National Statistics has added four questions about happiness to this year's household survey. Mark Easton examines the role of happiness in the political agenda. Politeia's Sheila Lawlor and the RSA's Matthew Taylor debate if government...

Today: 'Significant' radiation risk at Fukushima

7:57

12/04/11

The leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant has now been classified at the same level of severity as the Chernobyl disaster of 1986, an official acknowledgement that it is a major release incident with widespread health and environmental effects. David...

Today: Most councils 'will back Royal Wedding street parties'

3:09

12/04/11

David Cameron says anyone wanting to hold a street party for the Royal Wedding should go ahead and not be put off by local councils imposing restrictions. The Local Government Association's Chris White says most councils will be happy to help....

Today: Vickers wants 'safety and soundness' for bank sector

10:39

11/04/11

The interim report of the Independent Commission on Banking is out this morning, having been set up to make "structural and related non-structural" measures to improve financial stability and competition in banking. The commission's chairman Sir John...

Today: Clegg: 'Almost entire unity' among Lib Dems

14:58

11/04/11

The local elections in England three weeks on Thursday are bound to have an impact on the coalition and its reputation. The deputy prime minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, discusses the Lib Dems' record in power....

Today: Michael Sheen's Port Talbot Passion

2:30

11/04/11

The Passion is a new three-day play in which a man comes to Port Talbot and ends up being crucified. The actor and star of the play, Michael Sheen, talks about the unusual performance featuring hundreds of volunteers from the community playing...

Today: NI hopes 'marked by the past'

7:23

09/04/11

The murder of Northern Ireland police officer Ronan Kerr has raised profound questions about where the province is headed. With elections to the Stormont Assembly less than a month away, the BBC's Justin Webb examines just how far the political...

Today: 'More claims likely' over NOTW phone hack scandal

14:36

09/04/11

News International has apologised for phone hacking at the News of the World and says it is offering substantial sums to try to settle actions brought against it by eight public figures. Media commentator Steve Hewlett and Guardian editor Alan...

Today: Musical tribute to Auschwitz escapee

3:52

09/04/11

A British singer has dedicated a song and her current tour to a remarkable story about Kazimierz Piechowski's 1942 escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp. The BBC's Sanchia Berg met both Mr Kazimierz and songwriter Katy Carr....

Today: Business news with Adam Shaw.

11:33

11/04/11

In June last year, the Chancellor, George Osborne, asked five experts to look into how Britain's banks work, and the lessons that can be learnt from the financial crisis. Philip Augar, former investment banker and former group managing director at...

Today: Business news with Dominic Laurie.

12:00

08/04/11

Business news with Dominic Laurie: Yesterday the European Central Bank became the first of the big Western central banks to raise interest rates since the collapse of Lehman Brothers back in 2008. Sarah Hewin, senior economist at Standard Chartered,...

Today: Drinking 'undoubtably' increases cancer risk

7:40

08/04/11

Every year, at least 13,000 cancers in the UK are caused by the patient's drinking habits, according to a study conducted across Europe and published in the British Medical Journal. Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, former president of the Royal College of...

Today: Why Brits resort to all-inclusive holidays

5:47

08/04/11

All-inclusive holidays have risen 32% in five years and starting next summer, First Choice will become the UK's first only all-inclusive holiday company, offering trips that include flights, transfers, hotel accommodation, and three meals a day. Lisa...

Today: Is the time right for integrated education in NI?

6:52

08/04/11

More than 90% of Northern Ireland's children continue to be educated in either Protestant or Catholic schools. Some politicians, including the outgoing first minister Peter Robinson, want the next Northern Ireland Assembly to tackle the question of...

Today: Britain's greatest general

5:29

08/04/11

Who has been Britain's greatest general? Dr William Philpott, author and military historian at King's College, London, and Peter Snow, author of To War with Wellington: From the Peninsula to Waterloo, debate the generals they are arguing for at a...

Today: Business news with Lesley Curwen.

11:01

07/04/11

Portugal finally made its long awaited appeal for a bailout last night. Alvaro Santos Pereira, Portuguese economist and professor at the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, looks at how serious its government's financial position really is. And Mark...

Today: Portugal 'have to put their house in order'

11:08

07/04/11

Portugal has announced that it is requesting financial support from its Eurozone partners. Economics editor Stephanie Flanders, EU affairs spokesman for Germany's CSU party Thomas Silberhorn and Stephen Bell, chief economist at the hedge...

Today: Mau Mau abuse case to High Court

7:44

07/04/11

A court case alleging that the British government is responsible for the torture and abuse of suspected rebels in Kenya during the Mau Mau uprising of the 1950s and 60s is opening in the High Court in London. Mike Thompson reports on the case, for...

Today: Northern Ireland 'will get there in the end'

6:03

07/04/11

Justin Webb is in Northern Ireland, where the entire nation has expressed its anger at the murder of Catholic constable Ronan Kerr by dissident republicans. John, the father of a Catholic policeman, spoke to Justin about how the murder has affected...

Today: Business news with Lesley Curwen

11:11

06/04/11

As Portugal's borrowing costs soar, expectations are mounting that a bailout is on the way soon. Lena Komileva, global head of G10 Strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman, considers its predicament. Gary Mead, senior commodities analyst at VM Group looks...

Today: Tax increases 'concentrated at the top'

13:37

06/04/11

More than 40 changes to the tax and benefit system come in to play this morning, including a 1% rise in National Insurance contributions. Tom Bateman reports from the Elmbridge Community Choir in Surrey on how things will feel for the so-called...

Today: Will China chain Dylan?

3:26

06/04/11

Bob Dylan is preparing for the first of two concerts in China today, soon after the Chinese government cracked down on dissidents and arrested the artist Ai Weiwei. Paul Stokes, associate editor of NME, explains if China's song-checking system will...

Today: 'No reasons' to prevent genetic screening

5:56

06/04/11

The government's advisory body on genetics, the Human Genetics Commission, says that there are "no specific social, ethical or legal principles" to prevent the introduction of genetic screening for people before they have children. Dr Frances Flinter,...

Today: Austerity's silver lining?

5:36

06/04/11

Will the new era of financial austerity be unilaterally bad for the UK? Could there be a silver lining to the cloud of cuts? Philosopher Roger Scruton and the Institute of Economic Affairs' Mark Littlewood, debate if the cuts should act as an...

Today: 'Vast majority' want NI peace

3:36

04/04/11

Mainstream republican leaders have condemned the killing of Constable Ronan Kerr in Omagh at the weekend, a murder which has been blamed on dissident republicans. While it is of course an individual tragedy for Mr Kerr's family, Northern Ireland's...

Today: Secular bible a 'work of stoicism'

7:19

04/04/11

The King James Bible says about the the famous tree in the Garden of Eden: "The Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in...

Today: Business news with Lesley Curwen

11:00

05/04/11

Libyan rebels are expected to sell their first international shipment of oil within days, while the price of oil surges even higher. Daniel Wills, a senior analyst at ETF Securities, examines how the Libyan conflict has impacted prices. And Andrew...

Today: 'Single coherent strategy' on social mobility

15:00

05/04/11

The government has announced plans to introduce an annual report card measuring the progress of the less well-off at key points in their life, as part of its Social Mobility Strategy. Tom Bateman has been asking parents at a playgroup in Hackney, east...

Today: 'Terrible scenes' in Ivory Coast city

2:41

05/04/11

The UN has threatened air attacks on forces loyal to incumbent Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, following the murder of 11 peacekeepers and hundreds of civilians in recent days. Baroness Amos, who heads the UN's coordination of humanitarian affairs,...

Today: Luntz: 'Obama still has likeability'

3:56

05/04/11

Barack Obama intends to stand for re-election and will attempt to raise a billion dollars for the fight. One of America's foremost polling experts, Frank Luntz, examines the president's prospects and who he may be up against....

Today: Russia's 'barking brigade'

3:33

05/04/11

The Russian army has begun equipping sniffer dogs with mobile phones and video cameras in a drive to help prevent terrorist attacks. The BBC's Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg has been granted permission to see the dogs training....

Today: Fox: Coalition 'can train Libyan rebels'

7:59

02/04/11

As fighting in Libya goes on, the prospect of victory on either side appears to remain distant. Wyre Davis reports from the rebel-held city of Benghazi. And Defence Secretary Liam Fox discusses analyses reports that the minister will soon be leaving...

Today: What's the point of a wedding ring?

5:13

02/04/11

Prince William has decided not to wear a wedding ring. The Sunday Times columnist Minette Marrin and Sarfraz Mansoor the writer and broadcaster, question whether he is starting a new trend....

Today: A 'complex picture' of gang culture

6:22

02/04/11

The shooting this week of a five-year-old girl, caught in the cross-fire of an apparent gang feud in south London, has revived difficult questions about the authorities' ability to combat inner-city violence. The BBC's Tom Bateman reports from the...

Today: Business news with Lesley Curwen

11:17

04/04/11

Plans for reform of the state pension will be detailed later today. Pensions minister Steve Webb responds to claims that it will be the biggest shake up of state pensions for generations. And the BBC's Mumbai correspondent Nidhi Dutt analyses...

Today: Ouattara spokesman denies Ivory Coast 'massacre'

3:21

04/04/11

It is thought that more than 800 people have been killed in Duekoue in Ivory Coast in the latest clashes between incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo's forces and the opposition leader Alassane Ouattara's forces continue. Africa correspondent Andrew...

Today: Business News with Dominic Laurie

12:14

01/04/11

Corporation tax on the profits of large companies falls to 26% today. Bill Dodwell, head of tax policy at the professional services firm Deloitte analyses how companies will benefit. And Helena Morrissey, chief executive of asset management company...

Today: 'Large explosives' heard in Ivory Coast's Abidjan

6:07

01/04/11

There has been heavy fighting in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, between forces loyal to the UN-recognised president, Alassane Ouattara, and supporters of incumbent Laurent Gbagbo. Abidjan resident Nfor Susungi describes the continuing battle taking...

Today: 'It is not for us to give absolution'

13:13

01/04/11

Is the Gaddafi regime "crumbling from within" as foreign secretary William Hague has said. It is now thought that a senior aide of one of Gaddafi's sons visited London for talks. Diplomatic correspondent James Robbins and world affairs editor John...

Today: Does 3D radio work?

4:30

01/04/11

breakthrough in 3D sound by a scientist at Princeton University has created a flutter in the commercial audio world. Now the musician and sound pioneers Robert Fripp and Simon Heyworth have been working with the BBC so that for the first time you will...




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