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Today: Saturday 1 August 2009

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A review of how banks are governed has not been radical enough, Treasury minister Lord Myners has told the BBC. European rules preventing trainee doctors from working more than 48 hours a week have come into force. And a US student has been ordered to pay $675,000 (£404,000) to four record labels for breaking copyright laws after sharing music online.


Treasury minister Lord Myners has called for a radical review of the way the City invests in companies. Business correspondent Ben Shore considers the minister's concerns.


To what extent are protests still continuing in Iran? Kasra Naji, a special correspondent for BBC Persian Television, explains the problems with reporting accurately on news in the country.

Today's papers.


A deal has been reached to end a week-long strike over pay by some 150,000 municipal workers in South Africa, union officials say. Southern Africa correspondent Karen Allen reports on the first major hurdle for the leadership of President Jacob Zuma to overcome.


A senior Tory MP has asked the home secretary whether al-Qaeda sympathisers were mistakenly recruited by MI5. Political correspondent Tim Iredale discusses the claims made by Patrick Mercer, chairman of the Home Affairs counter-terror sub-committee, that he was told six recruits were ejected after worries about their past.

Sports news with Arlo White.


Black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates has met the white officer who arrested him in his own home over a beer at the White House. Correspondent Jonathan Beale reports from Washington on the cost to the president of weighing in on such a sensitive issue. Writer and cultural commentator Bonnie Greer discusses the race row which was triggered by the arrest.


Is English history based around tradition, stability and continuity or the rebels and dissenters of our past? David Horspool, history editor of the Times Literary Supplement, and journalist Peter Hitchens reflect on 1,000 years of troublemaking.

Today's papers.

Thought for the day with Canon David Winter.


European rules preventing junior doctors from working more than 48 hours a week have come into force. Junior doctor Max Pemberton and David Grantham, head of programmes at NHS Employers, discuss what this change could mean for the NHS.


A review of how banks are governed has not been radical enough, Treasury minister Lord Myners has told the BBC. Business editor Robert Peston reflects on his interview with the minister. Peter Montagnon, of the Association of British Insurers, discusses whether the City is being responsible with its investments.


Music from the MGM musicals - from Singin' in the Rain to the Wizard of Oz - is to be celebrated at the BBC Proms. Jazz and pop artist Curtis Stigers, recently BBC Radio 2's jazz artist of the year, discusses some of the best musical numbers to be featured on the big screen.

Sports news with Arlo White.


The first trial of people allegedly involved in post-election violence in Iran has begun, Iranian media says. Iranian protesters Reza and Ali and Dr Mehrdad Khonsari, of the Centre for Arab & Iranian Studies, discuss the fate of those caught up in the protests.


Former Philippine leader Corazon Aquino, Asia's first female president, has died at the age of 76. Francisco Lara, a research associate for the Crisis State Research Centre at the London School of Economics, remembers the woman who became president when the 1986 "people power" uprising deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Today's papers.


Criminals on probation committed more than 1,000 serious crimes over the last two years, including nearly one murder a week in England and Wales. Frances Crook, director of the Howard League for Penal Reform, considers how the number of serious offences can be reduced.


The Nazi-hunter and Jewish hero Simon Wiesenthal was a liar and self-publicist who exaggerated his role in bringing war criminals to justice during World War II, a new book alleges. The author, the historian Guy Walters, discusses Wiesenthal's wartime account with Ben Barkow, director of the Wiener Library.



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