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Today: Friday 1st October

Equality laws giving millions of people greater protection from discrimination come into effect today. And the former Pakistani president, Pervez Musharraf, discusses his return to politics and why Nato forces must stay in Afghanistan.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: Spokesman for Npower, Richard Frost and Mike O'Connor of Consumer Focus discuss the decision of Npower to repay customers around £70m of overpaid money for gas in 2007. And Friday boss Ayman Asfari, chief executive of Petrofac, explains how he built the £4.5bn off-shore oil rig company from scratch.

The British Medical Association (BMA) is warning that the government's plans to reform the NHS in England could undermine the service and damage the care of patients. The BMA's Richard Vautrey and Professor Chris Ham of the King's Fund discuss the effects of the proposed competition rules in the health services.

After eight years in office, Brazil's President Lula da Silva is to step down. Sao Paulo correspondent Steve Kingstone reports on who the public might pick as the favoured successors in the first round of voting on Sunday.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The minimum wage gets its annual rise today, but should tips be counted when the wage is calculated? David Turnbull of the union Unite examines how the minimum wage is being complied with in the catering industry.

The sports news with Jon Myers.

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has formed a new political party in exile while living in London. He talked to John Humphrys about why he decided to return to politics and why Nato forces must stay in Afghanistan.

The paper review.

The Ryder Cup begins today in Wales. Tim Franks reports on how the golf competition is the only sporting event in which a team called "Europe" takes place.

Thought for the Day with Abdal Hakim Murad, Muslim Chaplain at the University of Cambridge.

There have been mixed analyses of future Bank of England strategy this week, with suggestions ranging from higher government spending to a second round of quantitative easing. Economics editor Stephanie Flanders explains the current debate and Conservative MP John Redwood analyses the dangers posed by different approaches.

The Equality Act comes into force today, making it an offence for employers to question job applicants about their health and giving greater protection to employees who look after disabled or elderly relatives. Legal affairs analyst Clive Coleman looks at how the new piece of employment law will affect millions of people across England, Scotland and Wales. Author Simon Jenkins and solicitor Kiran Daurka discuss the future of political correctness in the UK.

The Icelandic theatre company Vesturport has won the European Theatre Prize for its high-octane productions of some of the Europe's classics. Arts editor Will Gompertz went to see its actors in rehearsals of Faust.

The sports news with Jon Myers.

In his second part on an interview with General Pervez Musharraf, John Humphries examines the role of Western countries in the rise of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The British Medical Association is warning that some of the government's plans to reform the NHS in England could undermine the long-term future of the service. David Furness of the Social Market Foundation analyses the need for a greater competition in the NHS.

Many of those wounded in Afghanistan have been living with devastating injuries for many years, some have since left the forces. Defence correspondent Caroline Wyatt talks to two soldiers about the life after injury.

Nigeria marks 50 years of independence today. Author Peter Cunliffe-Jones and a Nigerian lawyer Dele Ogun discuss whether Nigeria has managed to deliver on its considerable potential.



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