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Today: Saturday 30th April

The royal wedding has gripped the nation, but how important are these shared national events? How will the Egyptian revolution alter alliances in the middle east? And why are there so few female conductors?

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Prince William and his wife Catherine, the new Duchess of Cambridge, will be going on their honeymoon today. Royal correspondent Peter Hunt explains their possible future plans.

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Anti-government protestors in Syria claim that at least 62 people were killed in Friday's demonstrations. It is claimed that more than 500 have now died in the regime's effort to suppress dissent. Correspondent Jim Muir reports on the latest from Beirut.

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The paper review.

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Labour will be hoping to make gains in the local elections to show it is on the road to recovery under its new leader, particularly in the crucial home counties such as Essex and Kent. Reporter Andrew Hosken has been to Dover, long considered a political weather vane, to assess Ed Miliband's chances.

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Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

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Colonel Gaddafi has said on state television that no-one can force him to leave Libya. But he also called for talks with Nato. Our correspondent Ian Pannell tells us the latest.

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This weekend, the head teachers' union decides whether or not to ballot on strike action in protest at changes to pension arrangements. Independent Pensions Consultant John Ralfe and Russell Hobby, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, debate the politics of teacher's pensions.

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The paper review.

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In five days time, the referendum on the alternative vote will take place. But what arguments are each side deploying? Today's Evan Davis has been reporting from south Wales this week, and looks at how the campaigns on AV are going.

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Thought for the day with Catherine Pepinster, editor of the Tablet.

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How will the Egyptian revolution alter alliances in the middle east? Former British ambassador in Cairo Sir Graham Boyce and Abdel Monem Said Aly, a political columnist on the Al Ahram newspaper, analyse the new government's approach.

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Protesters have said that more than 60 people have been killed in Syria in anti-government protests on Friday. Journalists are not allowed into the country, but correspondent Matthew Price reports from the border with Jordan. And Alastair Crooke, founder of the Conflicts Forum, discusses the political fault-lines in the country.

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The decision of Andrew Marr to go public and declare that he had obtained a super-injunction has stirred up the debate about whether the courts have proved too willing to grant injunctions in order to protect the privacy of public figures. Desmond Browne, a leading QC in media law and Kelvin Mackenzie, former editor of The Sun, whether super-injunctions are becoming difficult to maintain.

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Of the tens of thousands of photographs taken of the royal wedding, which one will be the enduring image? The Sun's Royal photographer Arthur Edwards explains the art of capturing the perfect royal moment.

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Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

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These are just a few moments in the nation's history that, like the royal wedding, draw TV audiences of millions. Professor Sir Christopher Frayling and social historian Juliet Gardiner debate the significance of these shared national moments.

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The latest edition of Gramophone has produced a list of the top 10 young conductors, who it thinks will be shaping tastes in classical music over the next generation, and all of them are men. James Inverne, editor of Gramophone, and Jessica Cottis, Australian-British conductor, debate what has happened to women conductors.
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The paper review.

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Next week is election week, with local elections in England, assembly elections in Wales and Northern Ireland, parliamentary elections in Scotland and the AV referendum. Where will we be when it is all over? The Economist's Anne McElvoy and the Guardian's Nick Watt attempt to predict the post-election political picture.




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