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Today: Friday 23rd November

Energy secretary Ed Davey discusses the impact next week's Energy Bill is likely to have on consumers, Today looks at a new report from the Care Quality Commission that claims more than a quarter of care homes in England failed to meet all essential standards of care, and we look at how a dead pigeon might hold the key to a lost secret of World War II.

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 news that today European leaders will begin to thrash out the terms of the next EU budget.

Conservative MP Tim Yeo discusses the publication of next week's Energy Bill and what it means for consumers.

Business news with Simon Jack.

The BBC's Gordon Corera reports on how a dead pigeon might hold the key to a lost secret of World War II. Can you help crack the code?

Winds - reportedly as high as 100 miles per hour .. are battering the UK - particularly the south-west. John Maguire is at the M5's Strensham Services near Tewkesbury where local emergency services are coordinating their activities.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.


The Care Quality Commission has reported that more than a quarter of care homes in England failed to meet all essential standards of care. The commission's CEO David Behan and vice-chair of the National Care Association Mandy Thorn discuss the findings.

A look at today's newspapers.


The Royal Mail says it is going to take a tougher line on dog attacks in private properties. Former High Court Judge Sir Gordon Langley, who has conducted an independent report, and ex-postman Paul Coleman, who was attacked an injured by dogs, comment.

Thought for the Day with The Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks.

The Today programme's Jim Naughtie reports on how India is coping with the political change that comes with rapid economic growth.


The government will next week announce an agreement on energy reform ahead of the publication of the Energy Bill, which the government say will allow the UK to meet legally binding carbon reduction and renewable energy obligations and bring the investment required to keep bills affordable for consumers. Energy Secretary Ed Davey and Greenpeace director John Sauven analyse the reforms.

The BBC's Nick Robinson reports on the ongoing EU summit.

Warwick University professor Mark Harrison, an expert in Soviet politics, and Kings College London consultant clinical psychologist Jennifer Wild debate how to deal with the lasting memories of the once-celebrated Jimmy Savile.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

For the first time, police officers in England and Wales will be compelled to attend interviews after police shootings and other incidents as part of new powers outlined by the Home Office. INQUEST chairman Daniel Machover and the Metropolitan Police's John Tully discuss the changes.

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen reports from Gaza, where public confidence in reaching long-term peace is thin on the ground.

Business news with Simon Jack.

Tony Hall has been appointed as the new director general of the BBC. Media researcher Claire Enders and Baroness Sarah and Broadcast's Jake Kanter share their views on what his priorities should be.

A new biography of the polymath Sir Jonathan Millar suggests that he and his great enemy Sir Peter Hall are still gripped with enmity decades after they fell out. The book's author Kate Bassett and film-maker Michael Cockerell discuss history's famous feuds.

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