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Today: Tuesday 13th September

Cabinet ministers are among dozens of MPs who may lose their seats from proposed changes to constituency boundaries. Also in today's programme, 50 years after Roald Dahl wrote his first children's story, we report on the campaign to restore his writing shed.

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Business news with Adam Shaw. As European bank shares take another plunge because of fears of a potential Greek debt default, Adam is joined by Peter Hahn, banking analyst from Cass Business School. The markets guests are Jane Sydenham, Investment director at Rathbones Investment Management and Jane Foley, Senior Currency Strategist at Rabobank, and Trevor Birch, former chief executive of numerous football clubs, looks at the current state of the Premiership clubs.

The lower house of the Italian parliament has begun debating a package of austerity measures worth more than 50 billion euros, designed to balance the country's budget by 2013. Our Europe Correspondent Chris Morris reports from the country.

There will be 50 fewer MPs by the next election - and that means constituency boundaries have to change. Looking at the changes, we hear from Arif Ansari, political editor in the north west, and the north east's political editor Richard Moss.

Unions are gathering support to stage coordinated action in the autumn in protest at government spending cuts and a squeeze on public sector pension. Today presenter James Naughtie went to the TUC's annual conference to speak to some of their leaders.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The next commissioner of the Metropolitan Police is Bernard Hogan-Howe, currently Chief Constable of Merseyside. Our home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw outlines his credentials.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

The Greek economic crisis continues to weaken the eurozone, with shares in French banks dropping dramatically in the past few days. Our business editor Robert Peston gives the latest, and Sir Howard Davies, former deputy governor of the Bank of England, analyses Greece's chances of staying in the eurozone.

A review of the papers.

The famous shed where Roald Dahl wrote many of his books is falling apart and may not survive another winter. Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones reports on the fundraising campaign that has been launched to try and save it.

Thought for The Day with the Anglican priest, Reverend Angela Tilby.

The search continues for the missing British tourist in Kenya, Judith Tebbutt, who was snatched from a remote hotel resort not far from the Somali border. Our East Africa Correspondent, Will Ross has been to the resort in Kiwayu, and Ben Lopez, the name used by a consultant in kidnap cases, explains how the authorities will be trying to find her.

The biggest reorganisation of parliamentary seats for generations has begun, with very few seats anywhere in the United Kingdom that won't change. The Electoral Commission's Simon James, Strathclyde University's Professor John Curtice and the BBC's Nick Robinson analyse the effect of the proposed changes.

The BBC has been given exclusive access to the soldiers who search out the hidden makeshift bombs planted by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Defence correspondent Caroline Wyatt has been speaking to the documentary makers.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

Europe's biggest urban shopping mall - Westfield Stratford City - is opening today in the east end of London, amid a sharp downturn in consumer spending. Business correspondent Emma Simpson has been along to check it out.
Amnesty International has appealed to Libya's new government the National Transitional Council to stop what it says are human rights abuses by some NTC supporters. Amnesty's investigator in Libya was Donatella Rovera and outlines what she found.

Ealier in the programme we heard from Sophie Dahl about a campaign to save the shed in which her grandfather - Roald Dahl - wrote his celebrated children's books. Many of you have got in touch to ask why the family or literary estate cannot pay for the restoration themselves. To answer that we are joined by Amelia foster, director of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.

The tracking device on Happy Feet, the Emperor Penguin who was washed up on a New Zealand beach back in June and had to have 3kg of sand removed from his stomach, has stopped working. Wellington Zoo's Dr Colin Miskelly guesses at where he could be.

How do scientists explain the existence of creatures which seem to have remained more or less the same for hundreds of millions of years, such as cockroaches, in the face of evolution? Our science reporter Tom Feilden joined the Natural History Museum's palaeontologist Richard Fortey on a quest to track down and study the remarkable creatures that time forgot.

Will the unions be able to gain enough public support to organise effective strike action against the government over the autumn? Bob Crow, general secretary of the RMT, and Matthew Taylor, who headed the policy union for a time in Tony Blair's Downing Street, discuss.



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