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Today: Monday 13th August

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.

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 the economic legacy of the London Olympic Games.


A pioneering archaeological scheme, which gets amateur archaeologists to join in the digging for a fee, wound up over the weekend. Jason Palmer reports from Flag Fen in Cambridgeshire.

Sports editor David Bond looks back at the Olympic Games and the closing ceremony.


Virgin could lose its lucrative franchise to run trains on the West Coast Main Line this week, and talk in the industry is that First Group may have bid £7 billion for the franchise. Tony Miles, of Modern Railways Magazine, shares his thoughts.

Business news with Simon Jack.


The prime minister is promising to try to help a British woman who lives in Bahrain to be reunited with her son Adam, who is being kept in Qatar by the family of her late husband, Adam's father. His mother, Rebecca Jones, tells the programme how she has been campaigning to try to get him back.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.


In Egypt, President Mohammed Mursi has defended his decision to replace two senior generals and curb the power of the military. Ahmed Al-Darrad, from the Freedom and Justice Party, and Sir Graham Boyce, former ambassador in Egypt, share their thoughts and analysis of the situation.

The paper review.

Lynne Truss reflects on the whole Olympic Games experience and the closing ceremony that sent it all out.

Thought for the day with Clifford Longley, religious commentator.

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.


The prime minister said that the Olympics could be summed up in two words: "Britain delivered." As the Games have drawn to an end, columnist Peter Hitchens shares his more alternative view of the past fortnight, and Tony Blair, prime minister when the bid was won, gives his impressions on the Olympic Games and what their legacy should be.


Preliminary results from a satellite that has been measuring the thickness, and therefore volume, of arctic ice suggest that the arctic could be ice free in the summer by the end of the decade, far sooner than current models predict. Dr Seymour Laxon, of the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at UCL, gives his reaction to the findings.


Sport news with Rob Bonnet: Dame Tanni-Grey Thompson shares her thoughts on Team GB's chances of medals at the Paralympics.


The government may be having a change of heart on Sunday trading hours after rules were relaxed in England and Wales for the Olympic and Paralymic games. Mark Wallace, spokesman for the Institute of Directors, and Conservative MP Mark Pritchard, debate whether Sunday trading hours should be extended.

Business news with Simon Jack.

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.

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.

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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