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Today: Monday 27th December

Nine men arrested by counter-terrorism officers last week have been charged with conspiring to cause explosions in the UK. Also today, we start a week of programmes guest edited by five public figures from very different backgrounds. Today, the literary editor and award-winning memoirist, Diana Athill, who is now in her nineties. Among her contributions, she discusses faith and love with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.

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Business news with Tanya Beckett.

Today's guest editor Diana Athill, was surprised at how well her memoir on ageing, Somewhere Towards the End, was received oversees. As part of a series of short pieces examining changing attitudes to growing old around the world, our Rome correspondent David Willey spoke to Fay Caracciolo, an elderly resident of that city.

The government is promising a bigger effort to catch people who live and work abroad, but still claim benefits in the UK. Welfare reform minister Lord Freud examines how £66m disappeared in fraudulent claims last year.

This morning's guest editor, Diana Athill, has a very low tolerance for jargon, particularly the sort used in academic circles. The Daily Telegraph's Simon Heffer and Dr Jo Cordy of Queen Mary University of London discuss whether people continue using technical language they do not understand, even after they leave university.

Nine men have been charged with plotting to cause explosions in the UK. Our correspondent Helen Fawkes outlines the background to the investigation.

Today's guest editor, Diana Athill, was surprised at how well her memoir on ageing was received internationally. With this in mind, she has commissioned a series of pieces examining changing attitudes to the elderly, starting in Pakistan with our Lahore correspondent Aleem Maqbool, who speaks to his aged aunt and uncle.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

It is almost a year since the earthquake in Haiti killed 230,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless. BBC correspondent, Mike Thomson, who reported from Haiti just after the earthquake, has been speaking to the country's prime minister, Jean Max-Bellerive, about the disaster and its aftermath.

Paper review.

The joys of sport are not the preserve of the young, according to today's guest editor, Diana Athill. She has followed the story of 90 year-old sheep farmer Reg Brown, who is telling BBC reporter Tim Franks how his horse Tiptronic won a race at Hereford at the odds of 100-1.

Thought for the Day with The Reverend Angela Tilby.

Our guest editor today, Diana Athill, holds many interesting opinions, but perhaps one of her more controversial views concerns infidelity. She explores the moral implications behind her belief that that infidelity can, at times, be explained and accepted. Couples therapist Esther Perel and Julia Cole, marriage counsellor, debate if Ms Athill is correct.

The man who once ran Russia's biggest oil company and was the country's richest person, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, will hear today whether he's going to stay in jail for fraud. Robert Amsterdam, an international lawyer who worked for Mr Khodorkovsky during his first trial, examines what the verdict will bring.

Today's guest editor, Diana Athill, is keen to encourage reading and is a particular admirer of Damian Barr, a book-lover and "reader in residence" at several hotels. Justin Webb went to see Damian at work at MyHotel in Chelsea, where guests were invited to call him up to their rooms for a bedtime story, wearing pyjamas.

Diana Athill finds Highgate Cemetery to be "one of the most magical places in London" . James Naughtie took a walk around it with her and Jean Pateman, of the Friends of Highgate Cemetery.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Diana Athill, today's guest editor, describes herself as "irreligious". She explains to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, why her lack of faith has "waxed, rather than waned" during old age.

After the international success of Diana Athill's memoir on ageing, she wanted to hear voices from around the world about the business of getting old. Our Africa correspondent Will Ross asked an elderly Kenyan couple and their grandchildren about their experiences.

This morning's guest editor, Diana Athill, is a crossword fiend. We speak to crossword creator Paul Watling, who has created a bespoke puzzle for Diana.

The first of our guest editors this year has been Diana Athill, memoirist, novelist and former book editor. A few days before Christmas, James Naughtie visited her residential home in Highgate, north London, to ask her whether she enjoyed it.



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