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Today: Saturday 4 October 2008

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The Prime Minister will complete his reshuffle as Westminster reacts to the return of Peter Mandelson. The two American Presidential candidates have given a guarded welcome to the rescue package agreed for Wall Street. And could a human rights dissident in China win this year's Nobel Peace Prize?

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Gordon Brown is expected to complete the rest of his cabinet reshuffle, with more ministerial changes expected. Political correspondent Robin Crystal reports on the latest rumours around Downing Street.

0711
The US House of Representatives has passed the $700bn (394bn) bill to rescue the financial sector by 263 votes to 171. James Naughtie in Washington reports on the challenges still facing the US economy.

0715
Today's papers.

0718
Europe's leaders, including Prime Minister Gordon Brown, will meet in Paris at a summit designed to debate the financial crisis. Europe correspondent Johnny Dymond explains what this meeting could achieve.

0720
What does it mean to be poor in the UK in 2008? A march in London is taking place to protest about child poverty. Those involved will urge the government to keep its promise to halve it by the end of the decade. Social policy correspondent Kim Catcheside has been talking to children and parents both in London and Nottingham.

0724
Sports news with Garry Richardson.

0732
The arrest and attempted extradition to Germany by British police of an alleged Holocaust denier would set a 'crazy and dangerous' precedent, say campaigners. Dr Toben, an Australian national, was convicted in Germany in 1999 for breaking a German law that prohibits denying, or "playing down" the mass murder of the Jews under Hitler. It is not an offence in this country. Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne says the arrest should not have happened. He discusses this view with Joshua Rozenberg of the Daily Telegraph.

0737
OJ Simpson, a former American football star who was acquitted of murder in 1995, has been found guilty of robbing two sports-memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room. Correspondent Peter Bowes reports from Los Angeles.

0740
Today's papers.

0743
There is speculation that this year's Nobel Peace Prize may go to a Chinese dissident, 35-year-old Hu Jia. He was sent to prison for three-and-a-half years for writing five articles and giving two interviews about what he believes are injustices in China. Correpsondent James Reynolds reports from Beijing.

0746
Thought for the day with the Catherine Pepinster, editor of the Tablet.

0750
Commentators are already making judgements about the effect the $700bn (394bn) US rescue plan bill will have on the presidential race, after the bill was passed with cross-party support. James Naughtie reports on the differing ideology of the two main parties in the United States.

0810
In Gordon Brown's cabinet reshuffle, Peter Mandelson's return still dominates political debate. Ed Miliband, new secretary of state for energy and climate change, discusses his own move to the "front rank of politics".

0820
The suicide of Shaun Dykes, the 17-year-old who threw himself from a multi story car park, has attracted a great deal of attention because he was allegedly goaded to jump by people in the watching crowd. Reporter Andrew Hosken tries to find out what would make people shout someone to their death.

0830
The bail-out package which has now been agreed by US Congress is designed to put a firewall around the "toxic assets" which are seen as at the root of the financial crisis. But at the end of the day's trading, Wall Street ended significantly down. Business editor Robert Peston and George Magnus, senior adviser to UBS Investment Bank, discuss whether the crisis really can be solved with the existing rescue plan.

0837
Today's papers.

0840
The days of football violence are said to be over. No longer are grounds the stage for organised violence and the scenes portrayed in the film The Football Factory. But the vicious taunting of players, such as chants directed by Tottenham fans to former player Sol Campbell, seems to continue. Sports editor Mihir Bose says passion in football can convert to hate so easily. Kevin Miles, of the Football Supporters Federation, and David Mellor, former chairman of the Football Task Force, discuss how to tackle the problem of racism and xenophobia in football.

0848
Where does the US bail-out package leave the financial institutions and where does it leave the presidential race? James Naughtie talks to Edwin Truman, former assistant secretary of the US Treasury, and Sudeep Reddy, of the Wall St Journal, about the bigger picture of the financial crisis.

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Is Brown's reshuffle a bold way of neutralising opposition within the Cabinet and projecting a heavyweight image on economic problems? Or does bringing back the old guard show he is out of ideas? John Rentoul, of the Independent on Sunday, and Matthew d'Ancona, editor of the Spectator, discuss how well the new Labour cabinet will work together.




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