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Today: Tuesday 5th October

The head of the online Child Protection Unit has resigned in protest at plans to assimilate it into a new Crime Agency. The comedian Sir Norman Wisdom has died. And Justin Webb visits the Tower of London to explore the English preoccupation with ghosts.

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Business news with Nick Cosgrove: Michael Coogan, of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, talks about FSA's plans to toughen up the lending rules. Miles Templeman, of the Institute of Directors, examines the fears that the proposed tax on Britain's major banks could ultimately drive companies abroad.

The comedian Sir Norman Wisdom has died. Biographer Richard Dacre describes his friendship with one of Britain's best-loved funny men.

Before the election, Michael Gove promised to revolutionise the education system by allowing charities, parents or teachers to set up their own schools in England, the so-called free schools. Today's reporter Tom Bateman went to Suffolk where the policy is already proving controversial.

Business news with Nick Cosgrove.

The head of the online Child Protection Unit (Ceop), Jim Gamble, has resigned in protest at plans to assimilate it into a new National Crime Agency. Former Ceop member, councillor Malcolm King, analyses why Mr Gamble has decided to resign.

There has been an effort to save some of the rare species of bumblebees in southern England. Dr Nikki Gammans, of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, outlines the success of the programme.

The sports news with Chris Dennis.

There is a debate about the party's philosophy at this autumn's Conservative conference. James Naughtie explores Tory party members' divergent views on the role of the state.

The paper review.

A previously unknown computer virus called Stuxnet has infected Iran's nuclear power station. Author William Gibson and director of e-Security Professor Sadie Creese discuss whether the UK is prepared for a new type of computer warfare.

Thought for the Day with Reverend Rosemary Lain-Priestley, Dean of Women's Ministry in central London.

Sir Norman Wisdom has died at the age of 95. His former agent Jonny Mans remembers the well-loved comedian.

The Conservative conference has been given an insight into the proposed government spending review. The Prime Minister David Cameron defends the government's decision to end universal child benefit.

Are British people preoccupied with ghosts? Justin Webb met up with the author Peter Ackroyd at the Tower of London to examine different types of story about supernatural encounters.

The sports news with Chris Dennis.

How is the government going to change the balance between the public and private responsibilities? Political editor Nick Robinson analyses the coalition's proposed spending review.

The late Sir Norman Wisdom has brought a smile to the face of many generations. Film critic Derek Malcolm and former BBC journalist Bill Hamilton reflect on the comedian's life and work.

Business news with Nick Cosgrove.

A suspected US drone strike has killed at least eight Al-Qaeda militants of German nationality in north-west Pakistan, officials have told the BBC. Berlin correspondent Steve Evans outlines the military operation.

Can watching films be just as good for a child's development as reading? The writer and anthropologist Desmond Morris discusses whether watching TV might often be wrongly belittled.

The director of the Tate warns that the scale of the government's cuts is the biggest threat to arts and heritage since the public funding began in 1940. Rich Mintz of Blue State Digital, which organised fundraising for Barack Obama's presidential campaign, examines the scope for internet funding for British arts.



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