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Today: Friday 20th May

A long-awaited review into the use of gagging orders against the media is being published today. The Israeli prime minister has dismissed President Obama's proposal that a Palestinian state should be based on 1967 borders. Also on today's programme, can science fiction predict science fact?

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Business news with Dominic Laurie: Our Friday Boss is Brian Hartzer, CEO of RBS and Natwest retail banking, a huge division in a bank with a serial PR problem. Robert Cole, assistant editor of the financial website Breakingviews on what may be the second dot com bubble.

Britian's largest medical research backer has called for changes to the government's health reforms. The Wellcome Trust's director Sir Mark Walport explains their concerns.

An order granting anonymity to ex-Royal Bank of Scotland boss Sir Fred Goodwin has been lifted at the High Court after questions in the House of Lords. It was Lord Stonham who used parliamentary privilege to raise the issue of Fred Goodwin's injunction, but the question was tabled by Lord Oakeshott, who discusses the issue.

Some 40,000 of us will get to see the Olympic men's hundred metre final, but it seems many many more will be disappointed. Sports editor David Bond reports.

The Queen's State visit to Ireland ends this afternoon. Royal correspondent Peter Hunt reports on a week which saw protocol mixed with surprise.

Business news with Dominic Laurie.

What should happen to the very last samples of smallpox virus left on the planet? Hugh Pennington, emeritus professor of bacteriology at the University of Aberdeen, and Professor Gareth Williams, author of the Angel of Death: The Story of Smallpox, discuss whether they should be saved or destroyed.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

In Libya, Colonel Gadaffi's forces remain a threat to the rebel held east of the country. Today reporter Andrew Hosken visited opposition troops on the Libyan front line.

Paper review.

The Woodland Trust is calling on the public to seize the opportunity to tell the government how Britain's forests should be run in the future. The Trust's CEO Sue Holden explains why she believes the forests are still in danger.

Thought for the day with John Bell of the Iona community

In his Middle East speech yesterday, President Obama surprised some by setting out very plainly the view that the eventual borders between Palestine and Israel should follow the 1967 borders, and that Israeli forces should completely pull out from Palestinian areas once the deal was done. Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen and Daniel Levy, former Israeli negotiator and advisor to previous Israeli prime ministers, considers whether Obama has tilted US policy away from Israel.

A report by a top judge is likely to recommend the media are allowed into court when injunctions and so-called super-injunctions are being sought. Former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer and former editor of the Sun Kelvin MacKenzie debate the state of privacy law.

Politicians in Dublin have hailed the Queen's state visit to Ireland a triumph. Former Prime Minister of Ireland John Bruton and Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, assesses whether the visit may open up a new era of Anglo-Irish co-operation.

An unprecedented treatment has enabled a paralysed patient to walk again. Rob Summers describes his recovery. And one of the physicians responsible, Dr Jonathan Hodes, chairman of the department of neurosurgery at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, explains the treatment.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Nato has announced that it destroyed eight Libyan warships overnight. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, secretary-general of Nato, considers whether the campaign is merely maintaining a stalemate.

The British Library's latest science fiction exhibition examines how the genre has developed since the second century AD. Professor Kevin Warwick, a cybernetics scientist at Oxford, and Cory Doctorow, sci-fi writer and blogger, debate its literary and practical value.

Business news with Dominic Laurie.

30 Commando, disbanded after World War 2, were reformed last year and are now the subject of a Hollywood blockbuster. Commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Matt Stovin-Bradford speaks about the Helmand-based unit which is operational again for the first time in 60 years.

As the sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone continues to unfold, Greece has been told that it needs to step up the pace of economic reform. Europe correspondent Chris Morris reports from Athens on the view in Greece.



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