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Today: Wednesday 6 August 2008

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to offer transcripts for our programme interviews. Today is broadcast live and the running order is subject to change.

0709
The US authorities have charged 11 people in connection with the theft of credit card details in the country's largest ever identity theft case. Chris O'Ferrell, an "ethical hacker" who tests security systems, blames the use of old technology for ID fraud.

0712
The Monetary Policy Committee will begin their two-day meeting to decide interest rates. Economics editor Hugh Pym reports.

0716
ITV has announced its financial results. Michael Grade, chairman of ITV, discusses some of the difficulties the company has faced.

0726
Business news with Richard Scott.

0728
Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

0735
The cleanliness of most NHS hospitals in England is threatened by invasions of rats, fleas and cockroaches, claims a report. Andrew Lansley, Conservative health spokesman, and health minister Ivan Lewis discuss the problems.

0738
Today's papers.

0745
The chances of an British member on the executive board of the International Olympic Committee for the 2012 London Olympics hang in the balance. Mihir Bose reports.

0748
Thought for the day with The Right Reverend Tom Butler, Bishop of Southwark.

0752
What will the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee decide to do with interest rates? Sushil Wadhwani, former MPC member, and Geoffrey Robinson, former paymaster general, discuss the dilemma.

0810
ITV has announced pre-tax profits in the first half of the year fell 28% compared to the same time last year.

0817
Tibet activists have been arrested after unfurling banners close to the Olympic stadium in Beijing. Lahdon Tethong of Students for a Free Tibet and Dr Kerry Brown from Chatham House discuss.

0820
Green politicians have been attacked as "hypocritical" in a new book. Julie Burchill, author of Not In My Name: A Compendium of Modern Hypocrisy, and environmentalist George Monbiot discuss whether the middle-classes can really be green.

0827
Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

0832
The UN estimates there are 140,000 dead or missing following the cyclone in Burma, with the missing now presumed dead. Sir John Holmes sums up the state of humanitarian aid in Burma.

0839
The funeral of Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn is due to take place in Moscow's Donskoi monastery cathedral. Richard Galpin reports.

0844
Business news with Richard Scott.

0848
Protestors will set sail from Cyprus to take medical supplies to Gaza. They argue there should be unrestricted international access to the region. Campaigner Lauren Booth and former Labour MP and chief executive of British-Israel Communications Lorna Fitzsimons, discuss the protests.

0853
Dogs yawn when their owners do, researchers at Birkbeck College believe. Some dogs are reported to yawn more than others, with border collies top of the list, cocker spaniels at the bottom. David Scott, of the Sevenoaks and District Dog Training Society, discusses whether yawning is contagious.

0855
A new production of Hamlet by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) features Dr Who star David Tennant as the lead. Michael Billington, the Guardian's theatre critic, and Simon Russell Beale, a well-known RSC actor, discuss their thoughts about the play.




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