Best of Today: Episodes

Protestors were still defying the curfew in Cairo last night and there have been violent exchanges between crowds in the streets. President Mubarak promised reforms in response to the protests which have shaken his regime. He has said he'll appoint a new government today, and has promised social and ...
Members of the most successful bands have had a private school education, according to a music magazine. Today reporter Tom Bateman investigates whether pop has become posh.
Egypt is experiencing the largest political unrest since President Mubarak came into power over 30 years ago. Jeremy Bowen is in Cairo and reports on the latest events, and Middle East Peace Envoy Tony Blair speaks to Justin Webb about what he thinks Egypt's president should do.
Dominic Laurie is joined Malcolm Pike, Employment Partner at Addleshaw Goddard to discuss unions and strikes, and Friday’s boss is Mark Smith, CEO and co-founder of Quercus, the publisher who signed the global English language rights to the Stieg Larsson Trilogy.
The RSPB is asking people to take part in their annual Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend, as a wider range of species are visiting our gardens following the cold spell. Their conservation director Dr Mark Avery tells us which birds are the ones to watch.
Britain is to see much more of the billionaire currency trader and investor George Soros, as his Institute for New Economic Thinking is to have a base at the London School of Economics. He speaks to Today presenter Justin Webb at Davos about his views on the Euro.
President Mubarak of Egypt has been facing the worst unrest in his 30-year rule over the past two days. Foreign Secretary William Hague outlines his advice to the President.
Adam speaks to Steve Radley, director of policy at the Manufacturers organisation, the EEF on proposed changes to employment tribunals, to independent media analyst Theresa Wise on News Corporation’s bid for Sky, SVM Asset Management Colin McLean, and Nariman Beh-Ravesh, chief economist at think-tank ...
The BBC World Service is set to see cuts of up to 25% of its workforce after changes to its funding. Former World Service managing director Sir John Tusa explains why the cuts should not be happening.
Changes to the control order regime will be announced today, expected to include the banning of people from using mobile phones and confining them to what some say amounts to house arrest. Lord Macdonald has been overseeing the review and details the problems with the previous system, and political correspondent ...
The governor of the Bank of England Sir Mervyn King has warned inflation is likely to rise as high as 5% in the next few months. Economics editor Stephanie Flanders assesses the situation, while the GMB's Paul Kenny and former chancellor Lord Lamont debate the prospects for the UK economy.
The surprise shrinking of the economy revealed in yesterday's GDP figures, led to a big fall in the value of the pound and expectations that interest rates will have to stay low for longer to encourage growth. Adam speaks to Ian Pannell, Chairman of PriceWaterhouseCooper in the UK , Henk Potts from Barclays ...
The winner of the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry was announced after a week of hearing the poems on this programme. Derek Walcott tells us what it meant to win with his poem Forty Acres.
A film due to be aired this evening aims to unearth the reasons behind the numerous killings on Britain's streets, and whether it is down to gang violence. Sarah Montague speaks to the film's director Morgan Matthews and Shanna Wilson, whose brother was stabbed to death in 2009, about what the film is ...
With the fourth quarter figures due out later this morning, analysts hope to find some clues as to whether Britain is heading for a double dip recession or not. Business secretary Vince Cable defends the government's handling of the economy and gives his views on the latest developments regarding News Corporation.
Figures showing our economic growth are out today - they will reveal how worried we should be about the economic recovery. Adam is joined George Buckley, chief UK economist at Deutsche Bank, Roger Talbut, chief investment officer at Royal London Asset Management and Carl Gilleard, Chief Executive of ...
Two Sky TV football presenters, Andy Gray and Richard Keys, have been caught making sexist comments about the female assistant referee at the game between Liverpool and Wolves. Heather Rabbatts, a former deputy chairman at Millwall football club, discusses whether the commentators should face the sack.
Recent research from doctors in Scotland have found out putting people into artificial hibernation immediately after a stroke could dramatically improve their prospects of recovery. Dr Malcolm Macleod, a stroke researcher at Edinburgh University, explains the treatment.
A government study into food security has called for urgent action to avert global hunger. BBC correspondent David Loyn outlines the crisis forming around the world and Professor Sir John Beddington, the government's chief scientific adviser, discusses the potential for a major food crisis.
Adam is joined by Sir Richard Lambert, the head of CBI, David Cumming, Head of UK Equities at Standard Life Investments, Hans Vrensen, global head of research at the property adviser DTZ.
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