As London has bid farewell to the Olympic Games with a brash closing ceremony, the programme will look back at the Olympics and ask what it says about the Brits as a nation. In Egypt, President Mohammed Mursi has defended his decision to replace two senior generals and curb the power of the military. Also on today's programme, the mother of the British schoolboy, Adam Jones, who was allegedly abducted in Qatar nearly three years ago by his dead father's extended family.
0748 Thought for the day with Clifford Longley, religious commentator.
0751 The contest in the US presidential elections is taking shape, now that republican candidate Mitt Romney has selected his vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, who is from the right of the party, and therefore more appealing to Republican activists. David Frum, of the Daily Beast, give his thoughts on the contest.
0846 Magdi Abdelhadi, a Middle East analyst, gives his reaction to Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi's decision to remove one of the most powerful men from the leadership of the armed forces.
0850 The London Olympics came to a close last night with a musical closing ceremony, and the Olympic flame was extinguished and the flag passed on to Rio which will host the next Games in 2016. Sports correspondent Tim Franks was watching last night.
0853 Ed Smith of The Times, and Neil O'Brien, director of the think tank Policy Exchange, discuss what the games teach us about being British.
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