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Today: Wednesday 14th September

Emergency talks involving eurozone leaders are being held on the growing debt crisis in Greece. Also in today's programme, author John Le Carre on the film adaptation of his novel Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy.

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Business news with Adam Shaw: The leaders of Germany, France and Greece are to hold a telephone conference call in further efforts to stop the euro crisis. John Velis, head of Capital Markets Research for Russell Investments, discusses the possible solutions. Brian Tora from JM Finn assesses the investment markets; David Milner, chief executive of Tyrrells Crisps discusses a recent trip to Russia to promote UK business there and Colin Ellis, chief economist at the British Venture Capital Association on the current state of the economy.

A leading charity says that children in this country feel trapped in a "materialistic" culture and suggests that the government should find ways of allowing parents to spend more time with their children. Anita Tiessen, deputy executive director at Unicef which commissioned the report, outlines its findings.

Shares in the French bank Paribas have fallen by another 10% as the country's banks prepare to absorb the potential cost of a Greek default. Eric Chaney, chief economist at the French Insurance Group AXA, assesses the likelihood of a Greek default.

Architects are expressing concern about the size of many new homes being built, saying the average three-bedroom house is smaller than the recommended minimum size. Harry Rich, chief executive of the Royal Institute of British Architects and Andrew Whittaker from the Home Builders' Federation, discuss why houses are becoming smaller.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

A new exhibition on Edgar Degas at the Royal Academy details the artist's fascination with the ballet. Reporter Nicola Stanbridge takes a preview of the show with one of the principal dancers at the Royal Ballet.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.

European leaders will today hold talks to try to avert further crisis in the eurozone and prevent a Greek default. Today presenter Justin Webb reports from Berlin on the growing public anger at the bailout, and opposition to future funding.

A review of the papers.

Physicists working with the Large Hadron Collider at Cern are meeting in Brussels to outline their findings, a year after the world's most powerful particle accelerator started. Science reporter Tom Feilden reports on what the experiment has revealed so far.

Thought for The Day with John Bell of the Iona Community.

The Care Quality Commission, which monitors standards in hospitals and care homes, is being criticised by the cross-party Commons Health Select Committee today, accused of spending too much time on administration and not enough on the inspections. The committee's chair, Tory MP Stephen Dorrell, outlines the report's findings.

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou is due to hold a teleconference today with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy on his nation's debt crisis and action to prevent a Greek default. The BBC's Robert Peston, Business for New Europe's Roland Rudd and former chancellor Lord Lawson analyse another crucial test for the euro.

A new adaptation of the classic Cold War spy novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy premiered last night, starring Gary Oldman as the latest George Smiley. The book's author John Le Carre talks about the adaptation and gives his opinion of the film. This is an extended version of the broadcast interview.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.

A former chair of the UN Advisory Group on Forced Evictions has accused the UK of double standards in its treatment of travellers at Dale Farm in Essex, where authorities plan to evict 86 families from the site. Professor Yves Cabannes explains his concerns.

Afghan forces have killed the last insurgents who attacked the US embassy, Nato headquarters and police buildings in Kabul, after a 19-hour stand-off. Quentin Sommerville reports on the latest developments, and Austin Andrews, a documentary film maker who witnessed the attack, describes what he saw.

The Institute of Fiscal Studies has heavily criticised the tax system for being too complicated and unfair, in the deepest and most far reaching analysis of the UK tax system in more than 30 years, led by the Nobel Prize-winning economist Sir James Mirrlees. The IFS's director Paul Johnson discusses possible radical reforms of the system.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The Royal Institute of British Architects is expressing concern about the the small size of new houses, saying the housing squeeze is depriving families of adequate space. Reporter Bob Walker takes a look at a new housing estate in Nottingham, and Professor Judi Loach, an architectural and cultural historian at Cardiff University, sets out how the current situation compares with typical amounts of space that family homes had through the post-War decades.



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