David Cameron has arrived in Beijing, saying he wants to double trade between the UK and China. George Bush has defended the use of waterboarding on terrorist suspects. And are culture and arts the best way to bridge the gap between rich and poor children?
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Business news with Adam Shaw: Retail journalist George MacDonald analyses M&S's new food strategy and a possible return to continental Europe. And technology correspondent Rory Cellan Jones tests a new motion-sensitive controller, Microsoft X-Box 360 Kinect.
The Chinese artist and dissident Ai Wei Wei was released yesterday after being held under house arrest for two days. He gives
his reaction to his detention and subsequent release.
George W Bush publishes his memoirs today and has given a TV interview about his time in the office. North America editor Mark Mardell
outlines the impression that the American people now have of their former president.
Business news with Adam Shaw.
The government is due to publish its plans to modernise post offices later today. Postal services minister Ed Davey
outlines the proposals.
Sports news with Garry Richardson.
President Obama leaves India today after his high-profile visit, which sought to secure lucrative export contracts. The BBC's Mike Thomson reports on
how millions are left behind as India's economy booms.
Last night saw the death of one of Coronation Street's best-loved characters. Actor Bill Tarney
talks about the life and death of Jack Duckworth.
Thought for the Day with the novelist and columnist Anne Atkins.
In an exclusive interview with the BBC's Money Programme, BP's former and current chief executive has talked about the company coming to the brink of financial disaster during the Deepwater crisis. Former president of Shell, John Hofmeister, and Matthew Gwyther, editor of Management Today,
discuss the lessons learned from the spill.
David Cameron has arrived in Beijing, saying he wants to double trade between the UK and China. Political editor Nick Robinson
assesses the Prime Minister's aims.
George W Bush has defended the use of waterboarding on terrorist suspects, saying it saved London from attacks. Former Foreign Office minister, Dr Kim Howells and David Davis, former shadow Home Secretary,
discuss the legitimacy of this technique to extract intelligence information.
How relevant are Shakespeare's sonnets today?
Author Don Paterson analyses how enlightening the poems are to our modern society.
Sport news with Garry Richardson.
A report by MPs
has described overcrowding on trains in England and Wales as unacceptable.
Transport minister Theresa Villiers outlines the government's plans for the UK's rail system. Michael Roberts of the Association of Train Operating Companies analyses improvements already made by the industry.
An expedition organised by the Natural History Museum heads off to Paraguay to find new species of plants and insects. The museum's Professor Richard Lane and Benno Glauser, of the Paraguayan NGO Iniciativa Amotocodie,
debate the dangers of such an expedition to the natural habitat.
The Labour Party will today use a Commons debate to attack the government's plans to reform housing benefits. Chief political correspondent Norman Smith
assesses the party's approach to welfare reform.
0847 Business news with Adam Shaw.
Germany has been overwhelmed by an intense debate about immigration and particularly how its Muslim community can integrate. Europe editor Gavin Hewitt
analyses the county's approach to multiculturalism.
How well do Britain's children behave in the classrooms in comparison with decades ago? English teacher Phil Beadle and Anthony Seldon, Master of Wellington College,
discuss school discipline.