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Today: Saturday 17th September

An inquiry is under way into the deaths of the four Welsh miners. And later in the programme, why the Dutch want to send Polish workers back home.

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All four miners who were trapped in a coal mine in south Wales have been found dead. The Today programme's Andrew Hosken reports from outside Gleision Colliery.

Kweku Adoboli, the UBS trader who allegedly lost the bank £1.3bn, has been charged with fraud. Business correspondent Joe Lynam reports from outside Gleision Colliery. explains how this might have happened.

A review of the papers.

The battle continues in Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte, where heavy fighting has been going on all week. The BBC's Alastair Leithead has been with the National Transitional Council's army for the past week, where he came across an unusual soldier, a lad from Swansea.

The government says it wants to legalise same-sex marriages before the next election. Chief political correspondent Gary O'Donoghue outlines the proposed changes.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

Gamefest is opening its doors to the public for the first time, allowing 30,000 people the chance to try out some of the Christmas new releases, such as Battlefield 3. West Midlands correspondent Phil Mackie joined the crowds, and Ian Livingstone, former creative director of Eidos, the company behind Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, analyses the state of the UK gaming industry.

A review of the papers.

Primitive-looking humans did not exist as long ago as we thought. The Natural History Musuem's Professor Chris Springer tells us about a new discovery showing humans once had flat heads and prominent brows.

Four men in a mine near Swansea were nearly 300 feet underground when the colliery flooded on Thursday morning, the final bodies being discovered yesterday. Dr Eric Wade, mining engineer at the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, outlines the continuing dangers of mining.

Thought For The Day with the Rev Rob Marshall.

The Dutch government wants to change EU rules to allow it to force other EU citizens to leave if they lose their jobs - a proposal that seems to some to chip away at one of the foundations of the Union. Today presenter Justin Webb reports from The Hague.

Banks have a new set of rules under which they will have to operate. Former chief executive of JP Morgan investment bank Bill Winters, a member of the Independent Commission on Banking which came up with the changes, explains whether this will make a difference.

The Wellcome Trust is hosting a debate this afternoon to consider how what we see on television shapes our attitudes to medical ethics. Casualty script-writer Jason Sutton and Dr Emer Sutherland, A&E consultant at King's College Hospital in London, discuss the role of TV medical programmes.

The war in Libya is not over, with Gaddafi's troops still clinging onto his hometown of Sirte. The BBC's Alistair Leithead reports from near the frontline between Sirte and Ras Lanuf.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

Rescue workers started the day yesterday confident they could save the four missing miners of the tiny Gleision mine near Swansea in South Wales, but it was not to be. Today programme reporter Andrew Hosken is near the mine and has been gauging reaction to the deaths and their effect on the local community.

A review of the papers.

Martin McGuinness, once a leading figure in the IRA and who was feared and loathed in almost equal measure, is now a respectable political leader. So respectable that he wants to become president of the Republic of Ireland. Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent of the Guardian and Observer, examines Mr McGuinness's electoral chances.

Somalia's government says it believes that Judith Tebbutt, the British woman kidnapped from her hotel in Kenya, is being held by the Islamist group Al Shabab. Mohamed Ahmed Nur, the mayor of Mogadishu gives his thoughts on the case, and former SAS man Andy McNab explains the best way to secure her freedom.

Will the sight of President Sarkozy celebrating in Libya help him in his re-election next spring? France 24's Benedicte Paviot and Anne Elizabeth Moutet, French political commentator, analyse Nicolas Sarkozy's prospects.



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