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Today: Monday 24th October

Dozens of Conservative MPs are threatening to vote for a referendum on Britain's place in the EU. More than 200 people are now known to have been killed in an earthquake in south-east Turkey. And also on the programme, a beginners lesson in particle physics by Professor Brian Cox.

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Business news with Simon Jack on the latest in the eurozone crisis.

The government wants to to cut back the number of people who qualify to get legal aid. Stephen Cobb QC of the Family Law Bar Association, explains why he thinks this will affect people who are victims of abuse or violence in their own homes.

David Cameron and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy have clashed over Britain's role in solving the eurozone crisis. Chris Morris reports from Brussels where tensions were high at the EU summit yesterday.

Business news with Simon Jack.

The father of the mobile phone ringtone, Thomas Dolby, is returning to music. Tom Bateman went to meet the man who, with the aid of electronic synthesisers, revolutionised the way our phones sound.

MPs will debate the issue of an EU referendum in the House of Commons today which could put Britain's membership of the European Union in question. Political correspondent Ben Wright previews today's events and Tory MP Bernard Jenkin explains why he will be voting in favour of a referendum.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

EU member states are looking to solve the eurozone crisis using a three-pronged approach to dealing with Greece, the banks, and beefing up the rescue fund. Business editor Robert Peston reports on whether this will be enough and Professor of banking at Loughborough University, David Llewellyn gives his thoughts on the situation.

A review of the papers.

We have heard about the Large Hadron Collider and whether light does indeed travel faster than sound, but how easy is it for ordinary people to get their heads around particle physics? Professors Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw have written a book, Quantum Universe, which talks about just that.

Thought for The Day with The Right Reverend Graham James, Bishop of Norwich.

At least 217 people have been killed by an earthquake in Turkey and more than 1,000 more injured and missing. Nazmi Gur, an MP from the town of Van, describes the rescue operation.

Greece has been the focus of the eurozone crisis but Italy is a growing source for concern because of its massive debt of nearly two trillion euros Peter Hahn of the Cass Business School explains why he thinks the Italian economy is the real problem.

The House of Commons will be voting on whether to hold a referendum on Britain's future in the EU as tensions flare between European leaders in Brussels. Political editor Nick Robinson reports and Foreign Secretary William Hague explains why he believes this is the wrong time for a referendum on the issue.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

Can knowing about a writer's life enhance your enjoyment of their work? That is the subject of author John Sutherland's new book, Lives of the Novelists, and Chilean playwright, Ariel Dorfman joins John to discuss whether a writer's biography is a distraction to the work.

Election results are expected in Tunisia after voters poured into polling stations to vote in their country's first free election. Alan Little reports from the capital, Tunis.

Business news with Simon Jack.

According to the charity ActionAid, Burma may be reaching a tipping point with the release of political prisoners and the easing of censorship. The actress Emma Thompson has just visited Burma as an ambassador for the charity.

In the latest in a series of reports from Saudi Arabia, Edward Stourton examines the importance of privacy and convention in Saudi society and how different things can be behind closed doors.

In the vote in the Commons on whether we should have a referendum on membership of the EU, there are apparently rebels in both the government and opposition who are ready to vote in favour of a referendum, against the wishes of their leaders. Two MPs, Labour's Stephen Pound and the Conservative Sam Gyimah, discuss what makes a rebel.



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