Best of Today: Episodes

Comedians Paul McCaffrey and Tiff Stevenson discuss how comedy is created.
The GMC's Niall Dickson and Dr Clare Gerada debate how best to discipline doctors.
Lord Dannatt, a former Chief of the General Staff, on UK strategy to combat IS
Bank of America and Friday Boss
Former criminal barrister, Clive Anderson explains why lawyers are disliked.
Pauline Neville-Jones and Iqbal Sacranie on Britons joining militant Islamic fighters
Richard Barrett, a former head of counter-terrorism at MI6, on identifying James Foley's killer.
Today, many of the world’s most powerful financial players will gather for three days in Jackson Hole, a mountain resort in Wyoming. The four major central banks - Fed, Bank of England, European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of Japan - are all facing crucial decisions, against some very different economic ...
Amber Jane Butchartm, a fashion historian and Nicholas Parsons discuss.
British extremists are amongst the "most vicious and vociferous fighters" in the Islamic State's (IS) ranks in Syria and Iraq, a jihadism expert has said after a video purporting to show a US journalist James Foley being beheaded by a British-accented IS fighter was placed online.
The Foreign Secretary has expressed his "absolute horror at what appears to be a brutal execution" after the release of the video of the beheading of the US journalist James Foley.
The Bank of England will publish the minutes of the August meeting of its Monetary Policy Committee. Justin Rowlatte is joined by Peter Warburton who sits on the so-called shadow MPC - a group of economists organised by the think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs .
Reporter Sima Kotecha on concerns about the prison system in England and Wales.
Tim Vine tells his award winning one-liner, plus a few others, in an interview on BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
Anne Francke from the Chartered Management Institute tells the BBC's Justin Rowlatt about the gender pay gap.
Women managers in their 40s earn more than a third less than their male equivalents- an average of £16,680 a year less, according to a survey published today. Justin Rowlatt has the business news.
The two brightest planets, Jupiter and Venus, are currently aligned in the sky, forming a spectacular "double star" in their closest conjunction since 2000. Dr Caitriona Jackman, a planetary scientist from the University of Southampton discusses.
Tom Bateman on how a paedophile advised the Home Office about children's homes.
Canon Andrew White and Rory Stewart MP offer their thoughts on the conflict in Iraq.
What will come first - a rise in interest rates, or a rise in wages? Here's Joe Lynam with the business news.
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