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Today: Wednesday 1st December

A review of public sector pay says no civil servant should receive more than 20 times the wages of the lowest paid employee in the same organisation. And the secret service agent who threw himself into President Kennedy's car at the moment of his assassination tells his story.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: Tony Travers, of London School of Economics, examines whether the pay of bosses in the public sector should be capped. French finance minister Christine Lagarde comments on market "jitters". And investment officer Christopher Orndorff analyses the Beige Book, a report on the US economy.

One of Saddam Hussein's former palaces in Basra is set to become a museum. Caroline Hawley reports on the launch of a charity at the British Museum which will raise money for the project.

What is unique about human thought? Professor of philosophy Tim Crane describes the differences in how humans and animals see the world.

The government is expected to make an announcement about a reform of the 24-hour licensing in England and Wales. Home editor Mark Easton looks at the changes in alcohol licensing and tax over the past years. And Brigid Simmonds, of the Beer and Pub Association, analyses the impact of the reform.

The Liberal Democrats are split over the vote on tuition fees. Correspondent Norman Smith analyses the party's policy on education.

The people of southern Sudan are due to vote next month in a referendum on independence. Will Ross reports from the southern Sudanese town of Juba where there is great excitement ahead of the vote.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

The latest revelation from the publication of secret documents by Wikileaks shows fears of western diplomats over Pakistan's nuclear arsenal. The High Commissioner for Pakistan, Wajid Hasan, discusses the country's nuclear arsenal.

Paper review.

Fresh snow fall has caused more disruption in the south east of England. Jenny Hill reports.

Details of how the government plans to introduce directly elected police commissioners are unveiled today. Correspondent Danny Shaw has been looking at an alternative approach overseas.

Thought for the Day with Dr Indarjit Singh, director of the network of Sikh organisations.

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, publishes a leaflet today in which he warns of a hostile climate towards church-goers. Former counsellor for the charity Relate, Gary McFarlane - who objected to giving sex therapy to gay couples because he said it was in conflict with his principles - discusses whether Christians are made to feel ashamed of their faith.

A review of public sector pay says no civil servant should receive more than 20 times the wages of the lowest paid employee in the same organisation. Will Hutton, the review's author, and Mary Orton, Chief Executive of Waverley Borough Council, debate if the public sector needs to change its attitude to pay.

The secret service agent who threw himself into President Kennedy's car at the moment of his assassination, Clint Hill, has published a book about the events. He describes his memories of the day.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

The government's bill to reform the police service in England and Wales proposes to introduce directly-elected Chief Constables and new rules about the sale of alcohol. Home Office minister Nick Herbert explains the two reforms.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Hundreds of schools have closed and dozens of motorists have been stranded across the country due to heavy snow. Reporter Stephen Chittenden took a drive through the Essex countryside to see how people were coping. And the BBC's Richard Scott reports on the travel situation across the country.

In a new BBC 4 documentary, the comedian Al Murray discovers two centuries of stunning arts and culture in an attempt to reveal the real Germany. Al Murray and German ambassador to the UK Georg Boomgaarden discuss British preconceptions of Germany.

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill will review the relaxation of the licensing laws in England and Wales introduced five years ago. Food critic Michael Winner and River Cafe chef Ruth Rogers debate if the British public will ever embrace "cafe culture".



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