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Today: Tuesday 4th October

David Cameron outlines his long-term vision for the UK. Amanda Knox is preparing to fly home to the US after an Italian court cleared her of the murder of the British student Meredith Kercher. Also on today's programme, novelist Robert Harris on his new novel, which mixes hi-tech with high finance.

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Business news with Lesley Curwen. George Osborne is off to Europe to oppose new financial regulation he fears might stall growth in the UK. Sharon Bowles of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee looks at his proposals. And File on 4 reporter Gerry Northam looks at the impact of rising energy prices for business. Download the podcast

Out of more than 10,000 people attending the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, just 4000 are party members. Winner of the Orwell Prize for political blogging Graeme Archer and Peter Bingle, chairman of Bell Pottinger Public Affairs debate if the number of lobbyists and journalists attending is ruining political debate.

Amanda Knox was set free last night after her conviction for killing British student Meredith Kercher was overturned on appeal. Anne Bremner is an American lawyer who has been involved with a group that has been trying to win freedom for Miss Knox ever since she was convicted four years ago.

Chancellor George Osborne is meeting other European finance ministers in Luxembourg to discuss a tax on financial transactions that will hit London more than any other city. Economics editor Stephanie Flanders previews the meeting.

Business news with Lesley Curwen.

The landlady of Portsmouth pub is going to the European Court of Justice after she was fined for showing a football match using a Greek satellite broadcaster instead of buying it from Sky. Professor Tom Cannon, football finance expert from University of Liverpool talks about the issue of sports licensing.

Is David Cameron a right-wing Tory of the old school or a compassionate Conservative? The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue examines whether the Conservative Party know what the prime minister stands for.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Hundreds of public health doctors have signed an open letter calling for the government's new Health Bill to be scrapped. Director of public health in Portsmouth Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones, who signed the letter, and Professor Steve Field, who chaired the NHS Future Forum set up by the government to review the bill, discuss whether these fears are justified.

Paper review.

The real threat to the world's financial system is fear and the people who trade in it according to a new book. Author of The Fear Index, Robert Harris, and former derivatives trader and author Mike O'Hara discuss if the financial crisis has slipped out of human control.

Thought for the day with Bishop Tom Butler.

Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Rafaelle Sollecito have walked free after being cleared for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy. Alessandro Canali, a lawyer in Rome, gives his reaction.

The prime minister said at the Conservative Party Conference that "we have got to explain to people that there is something better at the end of this." David Cameron explains his vision. And the BBC's political editor Nick Robinson analyses the issues the PM is prioritising.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Amanda Knox was convicted of murder on the basis of DNA evidence that turned out to be false. Professor Jim Fraser, Director of the University of Strathclyde's Centre for Forensic Science explains the complexity of DNA profiling in court cases.

Business news with Lesley Curwen.

It is ten years this week since British forces arrived in Afghanistan, following the 11 September attacks; and more than five years since they assumed responsibility for Helmand province. The BBC's Paul Wood reports on what has been achieved in that time and examines if the plan to withdraw combat troops by the end of 2014 will succeed.

The Nobel Prize for medicine will still be awarded to a Canadian doctor who died on Friday despite the rules stating that awards cannot be made posthumously. Lars Heikenstein, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation, explains why they stuck to their decision.

The Home Secretary will address the Conservative Party Conference about relations between the government and the police force amid looming cuts and following the summer riots. Home Affairs correspondent Danny Shaw investigates whether the Conservative Party hates the police.

A new expedition to Mount Everest this year will seek to discover whether it was George Mallory who was the first to reach the summit rather than Hillary and Tenzing as history leads us to believe. Wade Davies, author of Into The Silence: the Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest, and Joe Simpson, author of The Sound of Gravity, discuss what drives people to keep climbing.



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