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Today: Thursday 7th June

The chancellor George Osborne speaks to Evan Davis on the eurozone crisis and its impact on the UK as David Cameron heads to Berlin for a meeting with Angela Merkel. Opponents of the Syrian president say his militia have carried out a massacre of more than eighty civilians. And also on Today's programme, science fiction writer Brian Aldiss pays tribute to author Ray Bradbury.

We are no longer providing clips of every part of the programme but you will be able to listen via the BBC iPlayer .

Business news with Simon Jack, on news that millions of users of the social networking website LinkedIn have been told to reset their passwords after security information was stolen.


Opponents of the government in Syria are claiming that 86 people have been killed by government forces in Hama province in a massacre which they are comparing to the killings at Houla last week. Musab Al Hammadi, an anti-government activist in Hama has more details, and Syrian writer Rime Allaf gives her analysis of what lies ahead for Syria.

The president of the National Farmers Union, Peter Kendall, has ignited a row by suggesting we could produce a lot more food by creating some much larger, more efficient farms called super-farms. He debates his idea with Ben Stafford from the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

Business news with Simon Jack.

It will take a few days before the full extent of the outbreak of Legionnaires' disease is known as the disease can take days to incubate in someone who is infected. Hugh Pennington, emeritus professor of bacteriology at the University of Aberdeen, gives his view on the situation.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.

Former head of the FSA Howard Davies and Terry Smith, chief executive of Tullett Prebon, debate Spain and the eurozone crisis.


What was the significance of the balcony photograph conceived by Buckingham Palace as the last image of the Jubilee celebrations? Robert Hazell, director of the Constitution Unit at University College, London, shares his thoughts.

The paper review.


This is the centenary year of the Stockholm Olympics, where the first official 100m world record was set. The BBC's Tim Franks went to Stockholm to hear the story of how our obsession with speed began.

Thought for the Day with the Reverend Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James.


Urgent action is needed to protect the UK's water security according to a report by the Institution of Civil Engineers. Michael Norton, who chairs the water expert panel at the Institution and Dame Yve Buckland, who chairs the consumer council for water, debate the issue.

Chancellor George Osborne speaks to Evan Davis on the Eurozone crisis and its impact on the UK as David Cameron heads to Berlin for a meeting with Angela Merkel.

The science fiction writer Brian Aldiss pays tribute to Ray Bradbury, one of the great short story writers of the twentieth century, who dies this week aged 91.

Sport news with Garry Richardson.


Syrian pro-government forces have killed 78 people in a single village in Hama province, many of them women and children, activists say. The BBC's Paul Danahar and Damian Grammaticus report.

Business news with Simon Jack.

The BBC's Stephen Evans is outside the Bundestag in Berlin and reports on the perspective from Germany as all eyes are on Chancellor Angela Merkel to help sort out the Eurozone crisis.


What kind of relationship with the EU as a whole should the UK have? Former foreign secretary Lord Owen, who has written a publication on the issue called Europe Restructured, explains why he believes that a referendum on that relationship is now inevitable.

Why is sport on film rarely quite as dramatic as the real thing? Damian Jones, who produced new British sport movie Fast Girls, and Helen O'Hara from Empire Magazine, discuss the topic.

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