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Today: Thursday 30th December

Today's programme is edited by the founder of Private Eye and the editor of the Oldie, Richard Ingrams. He will be looking at the case of James Hanratty, who was hanged for the notorious A6 Murder, and plans to launch a fresh appeal against that conviction and interviews Peter O'Toole, most famous for his role as Lawrence of Arabia.

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Business news with Lesley Curwen.

Files released today at the national archives show how in 1980 Harold Macmillan tried privately to persuade Margaret Thatcher to change her economic policy. Sanchia Berg and historian Professor Peter Hennessy analyse the documents.

Whatever happened to the good old-fashioned newsroom? Guest editor Richard Ingrams visits the Telegraph news operation to find out.

Why do some voices work so well on the radio and others drive you insane? He visits the Today studios to compare and contrast some of the best known voices on Radio 4.

Ministers in Northern Ireland's power-sharing government will hold an emergency meeting today, to try to solve the water crisis following the severe winter weather. Northern Ireland Minister for the Environment Edwin Poots discusses whether there is hope of the 36,000 properties without water.

Business news with Lesley Curwen.

Today's guest editor, Richard Ingrams, has long been interested in ghosts and ghouls and the people who claim to commune with them. On a dark and wintry December night Sarah Montague ventures up the M11 to visit Thomas Stuttaford and his haunted house.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Africa heads of state are trying to mediate an end to the crisis in Ivory Coast following the impasse over November's presidential election result. International Development correspondent Mark Doyle reports.

Paper review.

Today's guest editor Richard Ingram has worked for a few newspapers in his time and has seen them change, but he wonders whatever happened to the good old-fashioned newsroom? Former editor of both the Independent and Express Rosie Boycott and veteran journalist Derek Jameson discuss the changing desks of news.

Thought for the Day with Cormac Murphy-O'Connor.

More than ten million of the people alive today in the UK can expect to reach their 100th birthday. Dr Ros Altman, Director General of the Saga Group, explains how our pension system needs to change to cope with the number of very old people.

Today's guest editor Richard Ingrams looks at the case of James Hanratty, who was hanged for the notorious A6 Murder in 1961. Reporter Andrew Hosken investigates claims that DNA samples were contaminated, rendering the conviction unsafe.

Richard Ingrams is interested in how young people access satire and whether they will ever turn to Private Eye when online satire is at their disposal. Satirical cartoonist and writer Nick Newman and co-founder of the Daily Mash website Neil Rafferty discuss whether the internet is a threat to Private Eye magazine.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Today's Guest Editor, Richard Ingrams, meets actor Peter O'Toole, most famous for his eponymous role in Lawrence of Arabia, at the famous Coach and Horses pub in Soho, a watering hole immortalised in O'Toole's characterization of Jeffery Bernard.

The pipe organ is an intimidating instrument much loved by this morning's guest editor Richard Ingrams. It may come as a surprise that this hard nosed journalist and editor can be found playing the organ at his local church on Sundays and at weddings. He went to see the organ constructed for the 1951 Festival of Britain at the Royal Festival Hall.

Guest editor Richard Ingrams' interest in vocal skills goes beyond morning newsreading - all the way to oratory. Editor of the Penguin Book of 20th century speeches Brian MacArthur and politician George Galloway discuss what makes a great speech.

Guest editor Richard Ingrams reflects on his stint as guest editor.



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