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Today: Saturday 15th September

Good morning, coming up on today's programme: Author Salman Rushdie tells Jim Naughtie about what the protests across the Arab world mean for freedom of speech in the UK (0830). The Taliban have attacked Camp Bastion in Afghanistan where Prince Harry is currently stationed (0715/0810). And why a chapter a day of Moby Dick is good for you (0850).

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


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are suing the French magazine that published pictures of the duchess topless; there is no sign that any publication in this country will print them. The executive director of the Society of Editors, Bob Satchwell explains why.

A court in Zimbabwe has said the Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai cannot get married today, as he had planned, because he already has a wife. The BBC's Milton Nkosi reports from Johnannesburg.

At least two US marines have been killed in an attack on Camp Bastion, the main international military base in Afghanistan. The BBC's Jonathan Beale reports from Kabul.

The BBC's Mark D'Arcy gives his take on the proposals made in Parliament yesterday to sweep away laws that block people with mental health conditions from serving as jurors or company directors.

Garry Richardson with the latest sports news.


At least seven people have died in the demonstrations across the middle east over the film produced in the United States which allegedly insults Islam. Our correspondent Jim Muir in Beirut has been watching demonstrations in Lebanon and the BBC's John Leyne reports from Cairo.

Iceland is being praised by the International Monetary Fund for the speed of a recovery after the economic crash which has spared citizens of the austerity measures implemented elsewhere in Europe. Paul Henley explains why.

A look at today's papers.

The UK's largest contemporary arts festival, Biennial starts today in Liverpool. Colin Paterson reports.

Thought for the Day with Brian Draper, associate lecturer at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.

This week, Jose Manuel Barroso sketched out plans for closer economic, monetary and political union as part of the EU's response to the crisis in the Eurozone. Europe correspondent Chris Morris and Dr Richard Corbett, an adviser to the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, examine what is at stake.


Tomorrow it will be exactly 20 years since Black Wednesday, the day Britain had to pull out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism. The man who was at the centre of decisions that day, Lord Lamont. and the chief economics commentator of the Financial Times, Martin Wolf, reflect on the continuing impact of that day's events.

At least two US marines have been killed in an attack on Camp Bastion, the main international military base in Afghanistan. Coalition spokesman Major Adam Wojack tells us the latest.


The ashes of Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon and former naval officer were scattered from an American aircraft carrier yesterday. Admiral Lord West, a former first sea lord, explains the significance a return to the sea has for navy veterans.

The latest sports news from Garry Richardson.


Author Sir Salman Rushdie tells James Naughtie about what the protests across the Islamic world mean for freedom of speech elsewhere.

A look at today's papers.

Author Philip Hoare explains why reading a chapter of Moby Dick is good for you.

The relatives of those who died at Hillsborough finally heard the truth this week after 23 years of campaigning. For the relatives of those killed on Bloody Sunday in 1972 the campaigning for the authorities to acknowledge what really happened took even longer (38 years). Kay Duddy, whose brother died that day, tells her story.

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