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Today: Monday 3rd September

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, speaks to John Humphrys on GCSE marking and the opening of 55 new free schools this month. The South African sprinter, Oscar Pistorius, has called for tougher regulations on running blades after he was beaten in the 200 metres-final at the Paralympics. Also on today's programme, Dionne Warwick on Burt Bacharach, Marlene Dietrich and fifty years in the music business.

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: Anthony Browne, the new chief executive of the British Bankers' Association, gives his view on the banking industry and the job ahead for him.


It was assumed that Oscar Pistorius would win the 200m men's final at the Paralympics last night, but he was beaten by the Brazilian sprinter Alan Oliveira. Peter Van De Vliet, medical and scientific director of the International Paralympic Committee, gives his view on whether Pistorius' complaint, that it was not a fair race as Oliveira's artificial legs were too long and gave him an unfair advantage, should be taken seriously.

Seven years ago Azelle Rodney was shot dead by police in London and today there will be a public inquiry into his death, the first time it has ever happened in the case of a police shooting. Matthew Ryder, QC at Matrix Chambers, and Max Hill, outgoing chair of the Criminal Bar Association, debate the implications for other future cases.

Business news with Simon Jack.

The Duke of York is to abseil from the summit of London's Shard, the tallest building in Europe, to raise funds for the Outward Bound Trust and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. The BBC's Jeremy Cooke reports.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.


Parliament reconvenes this week amidst much talk as to how the Coalition can kick-start the moribund economy and launch policies which promote growth. Conservative MP Mark Pritchard, and Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron, debate the government's growth strategy.

The paper review.


One area of medical science that can be said to be reaping the rewards of modern technology is the study of the brain, as dramatic advances across a range of fields are raising the prospect of genuine breakthroughs in neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. In the first of three special reports on this golden age of brain research, science correspondent Tom Feilden looks at some of the hardware that has allowed neuroscientists to peek inside the black box of the mind.

Thought for the day with Mona Siddiqui, professor of Islamic Studies.

Tonight's episode of Our War on BBC 3 will use video of the last moments of British soldier Lieutenant Mark Evison's life, as he was shot while on patrol in Afghanistan in 2009. His mother Margaret speaks to Sarah Montague.

The school term begins in many parts of England and Wales this week just as the education secretary is coming under huge pressure over the marking of this summer's GCSE English exam papers and the collapse of some free schools. Michael Gove speaks to John Humphrys as he announces the opening of 55 new free schools this month.


To mark 50 years in the music business Dionne Warwick is releasing an album featuring new versions of some of her most famous songs, which were written and produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, who died over the weekend. She has been talking to arts correspondent Rebecca Jones about her hits and her long career.

Sport news with Rob Bonnet.

The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson gives his thoughts and analysis on the autumn ahead for the Coalition as parliament reconvenes this week.

It is President Obama's turn this week to speak to America as he officially accepts his party's nomination to stand as president of the United States. But what has he achieved for black Americans, and how is he seen by them after four years in power? The BBC's Mark Mardell has been to Atlanta, Georgia to find out.

Business news with Simon Jack.


A new book out this week called A History of the World in Twelve Maps concludes the age of the paper map is over and online mapping is the future. The author of the book, Jerry Brotton, explains why he has come to that conclusion.


The education secretary Michael Gove has confirmed that GCSEs will be scrapped in England and Wales. Stephen Twigg, the shadow education secretary, give shis reaction.


. The outfits, dating from the early days of her career, were worn during her time as edcation minister and on the day she was confirmed as Conservative Party leader. Dr Daniel Conway, author of a paper on the politics of Margaret Thatcher's clothing, and Tory MP Claire Perry, debate the what these suits reveal about the Iron Lady.

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