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Today: Tuesday 3rd July

The Chancellor George Osborne speaks to John Humphrys on the announcement of a wide-ranging parliamentary review of the banking sector. The government has set out urgent measures to protect children in care from violent abuse. And also on today's programme, why are scientists interested in what makes us laugh?

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 further calls for those responsible for the latest banking scandal to face criminal prosecution.

The government is revealing its concrete plans to prevent the sexual abuse of children in care by gangs. Debbie Jones, president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services, shares her thoughts on the importance of such a scheme.

David Cameron wants to set up a review into how the banks have been behaving. Martin Wolf of the Financial Times, who was a member of the Vickers Commission which reported last autumn, gives his view on whether a new review into banking is needed.

Business news with Simon Jack.

Three British soldiers were killed at the weekend by a member of the Afghan security forces. Peter Quentin, a former reservist who trained the Afghan army in 2010, gives his view on the issue of trust in Afghanistan.

Sport news with Chris Dennis.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is letting down patients and there are failings at every level, according to a report by the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence. Harry Cayton, the author of the report, and Jackie Smith, head of the National Midwifery Council, debate the issue.

The paper review.

The winner of the Today programme's radio design competition is revealed.

Professor Mike Lean, chair of Human Nutrition at the University of Glasgow, explains the thought behind his new ready meal pizza which he says is nutritionally balanced.

Thought for the Day with the Right Reverend James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool.


Kay-Jay Simmons, a young singer who spent most of his life in care, and Sue Berelowitz, the deputy children's commissioner for England, discuss the government's announcement that "urgent reforms" are needed to protect children in care from sexual exploitation.

The Chancellor George Osborne speaks to John Humphrys about the resignation of Barclays boss Bob Diamond and the announcement of a wide-ranging parliamentary review of the banking sector.

Sport news with Chris Dennis.

A man known as "Mike" paid more than £90,000 to a loan shark after borrowing just £250 has been given a national award for helping to bring the illegal lender to justice.

He explains how he brought the man to book and Tony Quigley, head of the England Illegal Money Lending Team at Trading Standards, gives his thoughts on the issue.

Business news with Simon Jack.

What part of the brain makes us laugh and in what manner? For the next few days scientists from University College London have decamped to the Royal Society's summer science exhibition, which is opening today, to try to get the public's help in some of their laughter experiments. Arts correspondent Rebecca Morelle reports.

Professor Jeremy Dibble, a musicologist from Durham University, explains his discovery that the English patriotic song Jerusalem was originally meant to have a less rousing opening, its first verse written for a single voice rather than the grand choral opening for which it is now famous.

As the Queen has begun a Jubilee tour of Scotland, do the Scots really care about the monarch?

Philippa Thomas reports from Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

Former chair of the Treasury Select Committee Lord McFall gives his thoughts and analysis on the Libor furore.

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