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Today: Monday 28th February

David Cameron has joined international leaders in calling for Colonel Gaddafi to step down, saying he must "go and go now". Also on the programme, The King's Speech has won four Oscars including best film, and best actor for Colin Firth and we have an exclusive interview with him from the Hollywood red carpet.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: The Resolution Foundation's Clive Chowdery claims millions of low-to-middle-earners are facing a cost of living crisis over the next few years. David Cumming reflects on the markets. A documentary called Inside Job has won the Oscar for best documentary. One of the people featured in the film, Jerome Fons, formerly of Moody's Investor Services, comments.

Foreign ministers will meet in Geneva today to discuss what to do about Libya. The UN says tens of thousands of mainly Egyptians have been fleeing the unrest and are now stranded near Libya's border with Tunisia. The US is publicly backing anti-Gaddafi groups in eastern Libya. Our world affairs editor, John Simpson, has the latest from Libya.

This week our chief political correspondent Norman Smith will be bringing ministers face-to-face with with some of those directly affected by their decisions. Today he begins with the Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, who experiences life in a Job Centre.

Paper review.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Colonel Gaddafi's son Saif studied at the London School of Economics, and money from a fund he controls has been accepted by the school. Today, the LSE's ruling council will decide what to do and its director Sir Howard Davies comments on the situation.

When the TV programme This Morning goes out on ITV1 this morning, it will feature a coffee machine that the programme has been paid around £100,000 to have on display. It is the first product placement that has been allowed on British television. Peter Bazalgette, chairman of MirriAd which does digital product placement, gives his views on the new rules.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Six months of public consultation on the proposed high speed rail line between London and Birmingham begins today. Jerry Marshall, chairman of Agahst, Action Groups Against High Speed Two and Julie Mills, director of Green Gauge 2, a group campaigning for high speed rail, debate the pros and cons of the new line.

The paper review.

What is life like in the Libyan city of Benghazi now that Colonel Gaddafi's forces have been overthrown? The sudden upheaval in the last few weeks has brought many new uncertainties, but there is a mood of optimism in the air, as Kevin Connolly reports.

Thought for the Day with the the Reverend Dr David Wilkinson.

It has been a good night for British talent at the Oscars. The King's Speech won best film and took three other awards including best actor for Colin Firth. The BBC's David Willis reviews the evening and Colin Firth, who recently guest-edited this programme, spoke to us about his victory.
It appears Colonel Gaddafi plans to hold onto power and is willing to kill large numbers of Libyans in his efforts to keep it. The British government is adamant that Gaddafi must go. Our Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen, who has been invited into the capital Tripoli by the Libyan government, outlines the latest events in the country. Defence Secretary Liam Fox outlines if the UK is able to put pressure on Gaddafi.

The BBC's Sky At Night programme was first broadcast in April 1957 and next Sunday it will celebrate its 700th episode. Sir Patrick Moore, has presented all but one of those programmes, which makes him the longest-running television presenter in the world. Today presenter Sarah Montague went to his home in Selsey on the south coast of England to reflect on the programme and his memories.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Enda Kenny Ireland's Fine Gael party will start trying to form a coalition government today. He has already said that one of his priorities will be to renegotiate Ireland's 80bn euro bailout from the IMF and European Union. Arthur Beesley, European correspondent for the Irish Times and Elmar Brok, a German MEP from Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Party, discuss Mr Kenny's chances of success.

The funerals of victims of last week's earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, have begun with the burial of a five-month-old boy. A team from Scotland Yard is flying out today to help with the identification of bodies. The BBC's Phil Mercer reports on the human toll behind the devastation.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Ninety years ago pioneering British climbers dined on quail and champagne as they set off up Mount Everest. Now a new expedition aims to bring fine dining back to the roof of the world with a plan to eat a series of gourmet meals, culminating in a supper of Catalan chicken at 28,000ft. Mountaineer Alan Hinkes who is going on the expedition, discusses the menu.

Voters in Wales will go to the polls on Thursday to decide whether to give direct lawmaking powers to the Welsh Assembly. The last referendum in Wales was held in 1997 when a narrow Yes vote created the Assembly. Our Wales political editor, Betsan Powys, charts the progress of devolution since 1997.

The band Radiohead has come under criticism after some critics claimed its eighth album, The King of Limbs, which was released this month, was "impenetrable". Others have said the album needs time to grow on the listener. BBC DJ Andy Kershaw and Alex Poots, director of the Manchester International Festival, debate if good music should be instantly recognisable or needs time to grow on the listener.

Today: Monday 28th February
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