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Tuesday, 24 January, 2006

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Football in crisis?

Sven Goran Eriksson put a brave face today on "being resigned" as England manager after the World Cup this summer - and claims his team can still win it.

Whilst his departure has provoked a fury of speculation over his replacement, his comments to an undercover journalist about Premier League football being rife with corruption have today provoked a full scale inquiry into the "integrity" of football.

But numerous inquiries have been held in the past, and numerous recommendations have been made and apparently not much has changed. What needs to be done?

Paul Mason is on the case, and we'll be talking to a former head of the unit within the Football Association that is supposed to regulate this area.

Extraordinary rendition

The United States flew detainees to countries where they would be tortured and European governments probably knew about it, according to a Council of Europe report published today.

But despite this, and myriad other investigations now underway across Europe, governments involved are still reluctant to give details about what they know about the practice known as extraordinary rendition.

The Prime Minister's Official Spokesman said that Mr Blair had "no view" about today's report.

And according to a memo leaked to the New Statesman last week, he's been advised not to say all that much about it anyway.

Will we ever find out exactly what's going on? We'll be talking to a former White House Counsel who thinks we're getting far too exercised about the whole practice.

Oil price

Rocketing oil prices might not be good news for everyone, but they are for many of the poorer countries that are awash with the stuff.

But have these governments used their newfound wealth to effect positive change in their countries? Well, it's a mixed picture, as we've been discovering.

Viral marketing

It sounds rather unpleasant, but it's the latest way that record and film companies have found to sell their products.

If you want to see how - and if - it works you'll have to watch tonight. We've experimented with it to try drumming up a few more viewers for tonight's show.

On which note, it's worth watching right to the end. Trust me...

Do join Jeremy at 10.30pm.


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