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Today: Friday 17th June

The government will confirm today that the retirement age of most public sector workers will rise from 60 to 66 within a decade. Also on today's programme, should you stop drinking in front of the children? New research says if you do not, they will end up as boozers too. And, the Hollywood eccentric John Malkovich on murder, redemption and retribution.

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0615
Business news with Dominic Laurie: Prada may sell fancy shoes, but its stock market listing has not come in at the top of the range. Jim Wickenden, global head of capital markets at the law firm Herbert Smith, considers whether this is a sign of concern over European debt. And our Friday Boss is David Palmer-Jones, chief executive of the recycling and waste management company Sita UK. Download the podcast

0650
The largest exhibition ever staged in Britain to be dedicated to the work of the surrealist painter Rene Magritte opens at Tate Liverpool next week. Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones reports on the unusual exhibition and why Magritte's work still strikes an important chord.

0709
The government will today announce its plans to raise the retirement age for public sector workers, as hundreds of thousands of people prepare to strike over pay and pensions. Brian Strutton of the GMB union reacts to the news.

0712
Young teenagers who see their parents drunk, even if only a few times, are twice as likely to get drunk regularly than those who do not, according to a survey by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Its alcohol programme manager, Claire Turner, explains why looking can lead to drinking.

0717
Business news with Dominic Laurie.

0718
Women in Saudi Arabia, who are forbidden to drive, are being encouraged to take to the roads in mass protest against the law. Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed of Kings College London, who is from Saudi, describes why the move is so important for women in her country.

0721
Once rumoured to be the favourite drink of the Russian empress, Catherine the Great, a group of British brewers are now trying to reintroduce Imperial Russian Stout, brewed here, to Russia. Steve Rosenberg reports on the team who have sailed across the Baltic Sea to St Petersburg with a cargo of stout.

0727
Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

0733
The leaders of France and Germany are meeting in Berlin today to talk about the crisis in Greece and what effect it is having on the eurozone. Former chancellor Lord Lamont, a fierce eurosceptic, gives his reaction to the unfolding political problem.

0741
Paper review.

0741
The actor John Malkovich has played a long list of unusual, funny and even disturbing characters, but his latest play at London's Barbican, The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer, is the real life story of the Australian murderer Jack Unterweger. Nicola Stanbridge spoke to him about redemption and the death penalty.

0747
Thought for the day with Lord Harries of Pentregarth, Gresham Professor of Divinity.

0750
The chances of young teenagers drinking to excess is more than doubled if they see their parents drunk, according to a report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The BBC's Bob Walker heard from parents at a coffee shop in Nottingham. Dr Aric Sigman, fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and author of Alcohol Nation, and the Telegraph columnist Cassandra Jardine debate the best way to better attitudes towards booze.

0810
Public sector workers will soon have to pay more for their pensions and they will be linked to a raised state retirement age, the government is set to announce. Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander outlines the argument behind the proposals.

0820
The Best of Everything, a novel about women's lives and loves in New York during the 1950s, is being republished after many years. The author Fay Weldon, who worked in advertising in the 60s, and Lucy Kellaway, associate editor of the Financial Times, discuss whether the once-popular book will have any relevance for ladies today.

0825
Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

0832
Scotland's government is publishing new legislation to tackle sectarian hatred in football. The Right Reverend David Arnott, moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and Roseanna Cunningham, minister for community safety and legal affairs in the Scottish government, debate whether new legislation will "help to change attitudes".

0838
Business news with Dominic Laurie.

0841
In the US, 2,000 faithful members of the Republican Party are gathering in New Orleans for their leadership conference, waiting to hear from potential presidential nominees. North America correspondent Mark Mardell reports on the race.

0846
Art historians are using the latest 3D scanning technology to recreate the tombs of Tudor aristocrats. The lead researcher on the project Dr Phillip Lindley of Leicester University explains what they would have looked like.

0848
Should the Greeks be bailed out again and what would happen if they were not? Andrew Lilico of Europe Economics and Roland Rudd, chairman of business for New Europe, which campaigns for reform in the European Union, debate the political fallout of Greek's debt problems.

0852
Broadcasters are being asked to toughen up their standards on raunchiness, after on 80s musician criticised today's pop music as being on a "slow but unmistakable descent into pornography". Mike Stock of the pop factory Stock, Aitken and Waterman, and the London-based music producer OD Hunte discuss the preponderance of sexual imagery in today's pop music.




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