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Today: Monday 19th December

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died aged 69. People who apply for mortgages face tougher restrictions under new proposals being published by the City regulator. And also on today's programme, were the riots of this summer a flash in the pan or a sign of things to come?

Business news with Simon Jack on the government's plans to restructure the UK's banks in response to proposals by the Vickers Independent Commission on Banking report.

40 years since Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange was first shown, how have our attitudes to towards violence in films changed? Andreas Whittam Smith, former president of the British Board of Film Classification and Julian Petley, Professor of Journalism and Screen Media at Brunel University, discuss if our tolerance levels for violence in movies has changed.

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is calling for stricter rules for mortgage lending. Lord Turner, head of the FSA, sets out their plans for banks to scrutinise mortgage applications more closely.

The communist leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-il, has died aged 69. Jasper Kim, professor of International Studies at Ewah Women's University in Seoul, reflects on his life and successor.

A mass burial has been organised in the Philippines for people killed by flash floods. More than 650 have been killed and another 800 are missing. The BBC's Kate McGeown reports from Manila.

Business news with Simon Jack.

European finance ministers are to decide whether to approve 200bn euros of loans from the IMF to bail out the eurozone. Europe correspondent Chris Morris has the details.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

The communist leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-il, has died aged 69. Aidan Foster Carter, North Korea expert from Leeds University, analyses the succession of Kim Jong-Il's son, Kim Jong-un.

A look at today's papers.

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg is to step up his warning against Conservative plans for tax breaks for married couples. John Whiting, tax director at the Chartered Institute for Taxation, tracks how such tax policies have fallen in and out of favour with politicians over the years.

Thought for The Day with Clifford Longley.

The number of British black students accepted to Oxford University in 2011 has risen to 32, the highest number in 10 years. Third year student at Cambridge University and president of Black and Minority Students campaign, Akilah Jeffers and Dr Tony Sewell of the charity Generating Genius which helps under-represented groups get into universities, discuss the challenges of increasing the number of black and ethnic minority students going to Oxbridge.

South Korea has put its military on high alert following the announcement of the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il. The BBC's Lucy Williamson reports from South Korean capital Seoul and Former US assistant secretary of state Christopher Hill, who visited North Korea in 2007 and 2008, analyses the country's unclear future.

The Financial Services Authority has announced its Mortgage Market Review, setting out plans to crack down the practise of "risky mortgage lending seen in boom times". Presenter of Location, Location, Location, Kirstie Allsopp and Merryn Somerset Webb, editor-in-chief of Moneyweek, discuss if we are seeing a cultural shift away from house ownership as a main means of investment.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

It is a very important day in the dispute between the government and the public sector unions over pensions. Political correspondent Ben Wright reports on what the government is saying about the deadline and Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union outlines the options open to the unions.

The proportion of pupils taking History GCSE in schools has reached an all-time low. Giles Marshall, a history teacher at Sutton Grammar School and Labour MP and historian Tristram Hunt discuss why this may be the case.

Business news with Simon Jack.

A mass burial has been organised in the Philippines for people killed by flash floods. More than 650 have been killed and another 800 are missing. The BBC's Kate McGeown reports from Manila.

Dr Keith Johnston, an academic from the University of East Anglia, has decided to mark the 80th anniversary of Ealing Studios in his own way, by attempting to watch the whole back catalogue of almost 100 films. The Today programme's Justin Webb met up with Keith and the BFI's Ealing expert Mark Duguid to watch the 1944 film We Came To A City at a special screening at the British Film Institute.

As the third son of Kim Jong-il succeeds his father as leader of North Korea, what next for the country? Author of When China Rules the World Martin Jacques and Professor Hazel Smith, expert in North Korea at Cranfield University discuss the prospects for the secretive communist state.


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