A senior EU official has told the Reuters news agency that France and Germany have been holding intense discussions on re-shaping the EU. And also on today's programme, the unpublished poems of Siegfried Sassoon and the unseen photos of Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Business news with Simon Jack on the falling shares in the Asian stock market after Italy's cost of borrowing rose to a record high.
There are no rhinos left in the wild in west Africa and 25% of mammals are at risk of extinction,
according to the latest global assessment published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The organisation's Craig Hilton-Taylor explains the findings.
There is turbulence in the international markets over the future of the eurozone.
Business presenter Simon Jack explains the current state of play.
Scientists at the Welcome Trust's Sanger institute believe they have taken a big step forward in
developing a vaccine against malaria,
a disease that kills 800,000 people every year. Dr Julian Rayner, part of the research team whose findings are published in Nature, explains what they have found.
Business news with Simon Jack.
A new exhibition opening in Manchester explores
how the idea of family has been used by politicians in their campaign posters.
Correspondent Ben Wright has been looking at a few examples.
The prosperity gap between London and the south-east and the rest of the UK is widening according to accountants PWC.
The company's chief economist, John Hawksworth, explains the figures.
Sport news with Jonathan Legard.
Italy is finding it hard to convince anyone to lend it more money and there is a risk of exposure for the European banks which have lent to it in the past.
Alberto Gallo, senior credit strategist at RBS and Charles Dumas, chief economist at Lombard Street Research, debate whether the ECB will be able to contain the crisis.
A review of the papers.
Unpublished poems by World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon
have been unearthed by Dr Jean Moorcroft Wilson, Sassoon's biographer. Dr Wilson and Prof Gary Sheffield of the University of Birmingham discuss the historical significance of the discovery.
Thought for The Day with the writer, Rhidian Brook.
A private company is to take over the running of an NHS hospital, in the first deal of its kind.
Ali Parsa, chief executive of the company Circle, who are taking over Hinchingbrooke NHS hospital, explains how it will be run.
Reuters are reporting a senior EU official saying that there have been
intense consultations between France and Germany in recent weeks on a potential reshuffle of the EU.
Business Editor Robert Peston discusses what this restructuring might look like.
Events in the eurozone have a huge impact in Britain, with over half of the value of foreign trade coming from the euro area. Steve Brittan, managing director of BSA Machine Tools, and the
Business Secretary Vince Cable
give their view on what effect a potential new recession in Europe may have on Britain.
Sports news with Jonathan Legard.
James Murdoch, chairman of News International, is to go back in front of the Commons culture, media and sport committee
today to answer questions on the phone hacking scandal, after doubts were cast on the evidence he gave in July. Steve Hewlett of Radio 4's Media Show analyses his predicament.
Radio 4 is searching once again for its amateur scientist of the year.
Evolutionary biologist and presenter of Bang Goes the Theory, Dr Yan Wong, explains how to enter.
Business news with Simon Jack.
The photography agency Magnum has brought together unseen contact sheets - rows of negatives printed directly onto paper - together in a new book including works by the agency's founder Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Photographer David Hurn, who joined Magnum in 1965, and Geoff Dyer, author of Ongoing Moment, discuss the importance of iconic photographs in context.
England football players will wear poppies on their black armbands on Saturday after Fifa banned the team from wearing them on their shirts - a move seen as many, including the prime minister and Prince William, as wrong. Bob Stewart, a Tory MP and former soldier, and Michael White, assistant editor of The Guardian,
debate whether poppy wearing has become too fraught an issue.