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Today: Saturday 30th January

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates has told the Today programme about his $10bn plan to vaccinate the world's children, and Canadian author Margaret Atwood discusses how the recession has affected the world of literature.

World leaders and thinkers have been meeting in Davos to consider the future of the banking system. Economics editor Stephanie Flanders reports on the latest discussions.

This week the Chilcot inquiry focussed its questioning on the legality of the Iraq war. The panel heard from the former attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, and a lawyer who resigned from the Foreign Office because of the war. Correspondent Peter Hunt reflects on the week's Iraq inquiry revelations.

The paper review.

MPs have told parliament that they want a change in the laws around repossessions. Around 3000 tenants each year are unaware they have been forced to leave their homes until bailiffs remove their belongings. Mark D'Arcy reports on yesterday's events in parliament.

Protesters in Weymouth are calling for a national roll-out of the Sarah's Law scheme, after a released child rapist reportedly moved into the resort. "Sarah's Law", which is being trialled in Southampton, Warwickshire, north Cambridgeshire and Stockton-on-Tees, allows parents to ask police if someone with access to their child has convictions or has been previously suspected of abuse. Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne considers the scheme.

Sports news with Arlo White.

Tony Blair yesterday told the Chilcot inquiry that Iran continued to pose a threat to the world's stability and security. During his questioning Mr Blair said that the world would face similar decisions to those made to go to war on Iraq, on how to deal with Iran's nuclear programme in the future. Sir Richard Dalton, former Ambassador to Iran and fellow at Chatham House, examines Mr Blair's warnings.

The paper review.

Canadian author Margaret Atwood is in Davos to receive a special award for those who have made a significant cultural contribution to improving life on Earth. Ms Atwood discusses the importance of art in the world's economy.

Thought for the day with Brian Draper, associate lecturer at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.

A super-injuction taken out by the England Football Captain John Terry, has been overturned by the High Court. The Chelsea star wanted to prevent the publication of allegations that he had an extra marital affair with the former girlfriend of another Chelsea player. Clive Coleman, BBC legal affairs analyst, and Graham Shear, a partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner who has been involved in a number of celebrity super-injunction cases, examine the implication of the ruling on the freedom of the press in reporting celebrities' private lives.

At the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos world leaders and thinkers have been debating the future of the banking system. Chancellor Alistair Darling discusses what progress has been made.

Margaret Thatcher's personal papers from the year of her election as Prime Minister are being released today by Churchill College, Cambridge. Chris Collins, editor of margaretthatcher.org, describes what the papers reveal.

Leading poets including Roger McGough and poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy are taking part in a live poetry event in Westminster tonight to raise money for the Haiti earthquake relief efforts. Poetry Live for Haiti will be held at Central Hall, Westminster, from 2.30pm. Welsh poet laureate Gillian Clarke reads her poem, written for the occasion.

Sports news with Arlo White.

Former prime minister Tony Blair yesterday made his long-awaited appearance at the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq invasion. He made clear that he did not regret his decision to go to war and that the decision was not made on lies or deceit. Mr Blair's evidence followed a week of revelations after top foreign office lawyers Michael Wood and Elizabeth Wilmshurst declared the war illegal, and the former attorney General Lord Goldsmith explained the change in his own advice on the legality of the war. Political correspondent Norman Smith outlines the reaction to Mr Blair's evidence, and Peter Hennessy, historian and Attlee Professor at Queen Mary University, London, analyses the week's revelations.

The paper review.

The Fitzrovia Radio Hour, a 1940s radio inspired theatre show, is to begin its London theatre run today. The show's magazine format includes three interwoven stories linked by period adverts, and lasts for one hour. The stories range in genre from adventure, to sci-fi, horror, noir and romance. Tom Mallaburn, writer and performer in the Fitzrovia Radio Hour, comments on the show's appeal.

It has been a difficult week for climate change scientists, with questions raised over claims about the projected rate of glacier melting and criticism from the Information Commissioner over the withholding of data from the University of East Anglia. Environment analyst Roger Harrabin comments on the ongoing questions over climate change science.

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced a $10bn vaccination programme to counter diseases in developing countries over the next decade. They made the announcement at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Evan Davis spoke to Mr Gates about his health programmes.

American writer JD Salinger died this week, aged 91. His iconic novel Catcher in the Rye gave a voice to a generation of teenagers, when it was released in 1951. Toby Litt, author and lecturer in creative writing at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Robert McCrum, associate editor at the Observer, discuss the influence of JD Salinger's writings.



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