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Today: Tuesday 8th February

The Royal College of Pathologists is calling for an inquiry into claims that Scotland Yard set out to undermine defence experts in "shaken baby" cases. Also in today's programme, how much is Frankenstein to blame for our fear of artificial life?

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Business news with Lesley Curwen.

The Highways Agency has mishandled a project to deal with congestion on the M25 and it may have cost the taxpayer an extra £1bn, according to a report from the Public Accounts Committee. The committee's chairman Margaret Hodge explains what went wrong.

The Foreign Secretary William Hague is in Tunisia as part of a trip to countries that have seen public protests. The BBC's diplomatic correspondent James Robbins is travelling with him and considers the impact of the journey.

A petition calling for action to be taken about the rising cost of fuel will be delivered to the Treasury today. Brian Maddison of the Fair Fuel Campaign, which organised the petition, and Paul Elkins, professor of energy at University College London, discuss the best way to tackle the problem.

Business news with Lesley Curwen.

Do you need to live the blues to sing the blues? The BBC's David Sillito went to meet Gregg Allman, who was very successful in the 70s, went on to be married six times, had 14 spells in rehab, was given just three years to live, and has returned with the biggest chart hit of his 40-year career.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

The government has announced that the levy on banks' profits is going to be increased sooner than was previously expected. Political editor Nick Robinson analyses the move. And the Chancellor George Osborne explains the reasons behind the increase.

Paper review.

A government report is warning that more planning needs to be done to prevent climate change from causing problems in our infrastructure to hit other sectors. The report's author, Professor Will Stewart of the Royal Academy of Engineering, explains the potential dangers of interdependent technologies.

Thought for the Day with the Right Reverend Graham James, Bishop of Norwich.

Andrew Lansley wants to give control of the NHS budget to GPs, but eight of the country's largest health charities have written to the Times saying there is a gap between the rhetoric and reality. Baroness Young, chief executive of one of the charities Diabetes UK, explains the concerns.

The government levy on banking profits is set to increase sooner than many expected. The BBC's business editor Robert Peston considers the reasons behind the move.

Three consultant pathologists are claiming they have been the victims of a strategy by the Metropolitan Police and others to undermine their credibility as expert witnesses in prosecutions of parents and carers in cases of so called Shaken Baby Syndrome. Andrew Hosken reports on the Royal College of Pathologists, which is now calling for an inquiry.

Nick Stafford's latest dramatisation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein stars Michael Maloney as the scientist Frankenstein and John Wood as the creature. The writer Philip Ball, who has explored how one thing leads to another, considers how far Frankenstein is to blame for our fear of artificial life.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

BBC Radio Four needs to do more to attract younger listeners, according to the BBC Trust. The Trust's David Liddiment considers the results of the review he led into the performance, quality, value for money and future plans of Radio 3, Radio 4 and Radio 7.

The west won the Cold War with the Soviet Union, and everyone remembers the way President Kennedy stood up to the Soviets over missiles in Cuba. David Hoffman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer whose new book on the Cold War is about to come out, explains how Britain and Margaret Thatcher may also have played a bigger part than people remember.

Business news with Lesley Curwen.

A group of internet-savvy New Yorkers has decided to take all the hard work out of breaking a world record, adapting their popular website Universal Record Database for the live stage. New York correspondent Matt Wells reports on what could be the birth of a new generation of record breakers.

Cambodian and Thai soldiers are fighting for a fourth day over a disputed area of the border. The BBC's East Asia correspondent Rachel Harvey reports on the clashes which have led to the damage of an 11th century temple.

Many commentators expect a government U-turn on the decision to sell off land owned by the Forestry Commission. John Bird, campaigner and founder of the Big Issue, and Richard Hawkes of the charity Scope debate why some campaigns work and others fail.



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