Newspapers have been reporting rumours about which leading figures in public life may or may not have been involved in paedophile rings or abuse of children and now The Guardian has published one of those names. There is under a week to go until next Thursday's elections across England and Wales for the new post of police and crime commissioner. And also on the programme, why Alan Bennett has a problem with homes owned by the National Trust.
0615 Busniess news with Justin Rowlatt on news that the 685th lord mayor of London takes up his post today.
0626 Sports news with Jonathan Legard.
0709 Has the Savile abuse scandal led to the lowering of the bar for the reporting of accusations of sexual abuse or was the bar placed too high in the past? Today reporter Mike Thompson gauges opinion from north Wales.
0715 Newspapers have been reporting of rumours about which leading figures in public life may or may not have been involved in paedophile rings or abuse of children and now The Guardian has published one of those names. The lawyer Magnus Boyd analyses whether it should have done so.
0720 Business news with Justin Rowlatt
0723 It is 74 years today since the start of two days and nights of organised violence against Jews across Germany and parts of occupied Austria known as Kristallnacht, or "the night of broken glass". The BBC's Mike Lanchin heard from Edgar Feuchtwanger, a young Jewish boy growing up in Munich at the time.
0727 Sports news with Jonathan Legard.
0733 There is under a week to go until next Thursday's elections across England and Wales for the new post of police and crime commissioner. Yvette Cooper, shadow home secretary, gives her view on the elections.
0739 The paper review.
0742 The Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti was arrested over a week ago for what police said were "actions against national security on social networks and Facebook". Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist based here in the UK, explains his contact with Mr Beheshti.
0749 Thought for the Day with the Bishop Tom Butler.
A row has broken out before the opening of Alan Bennett's new play, People. Today presenter James Naughtie met Alan Bennett at the National Theatre and asked him what the new play was about.
Since BBC Two's Newsnight broadcast accusations by a victim of abuse in north Wales that a senior Conservative MP was involved in his abuse in the 1980s and that a previous inquiry failed to investigate, the internet has been awash with the names of potential perpetrators. The BBC's home editor
Mark Easton provides analysis and David Aaronovitch, Times columnist, and David Hencke, an investigative journalist, discuss how should we deal with issues like this on the internet.
0820 The verdict is expected in the trial of one of the world's most prominent dealers in Stradivarius violins, Dietmar Machold, who is accused of embezzlement and serious fraud. Professor Tasmin Little, of the Royal Academy of Music, explains why the trial in Vienna has been described as the biggest case of fraud in the international trade in rare musical instruments.
0824 Sports news with Jonathan Legard.
0829 Next Thursday elections will take place across England and Wales for the new post of police and crime commissioner. Simon Reed, vice chair of the Police Federation, and Lord Blair, former Metropolitan Police Commissioner, discuss the potential effectiveness of the new roles.
Busniess news with Justin Rowlatt.
0838 Philanthropic fundraising at British Universities is at an all-time high. David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Innovation, explains his view on the moral implications of these sorts of donations.
0843 Astronomers are eagerly awaiting a spectacular fireworks display as the black hole at the centre of the galaxy sets about consuming a vast cloud of interstellar dust and gas that has strayed too close to the singularity's event horizon. The Today programme's science correspondent Tom Feilden reports on what has got scientists' pulses racing.
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