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National and international news and analysis with Ritula Shah.

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THE WORLD TONIGHT

26 May 1999

A radio programme

BBC Programme Number: 99YC0474

First broadcast on 1999-05-26

Next in series: 27 May 1999

Previous in series: 25 May 1999

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Description

Pres Roger HEARING. MILOSEVIC, Kashmir, Manchester United, Viagra..

ITEM 01:MILOSEVIC: Reports international criminal investigators in The Hague will issue war crimes indictment and arrest order against Slobodan MILOSEVIC tomorrow. NATO views action as endorsement of Kosovo war: RH i/v Milisav PAIC (Yugoslav Foreign Min); MILOSEVIC involved in war crimes in Bosnia. Timing of indictment and implications for Kosovo: RH i/v Jane SHARP (King's College London); how can NATO negotiate with an accused war criminal? RH i/v Menzies CAMPBELL MP (LDP) ex Westminster. ITEM 02:KASHMIR: Serious escalation of hostilities in Kashmir: India attacked incursion by Muslim separatists and Pakistan responded with force: RH i/v Owen BENNETT-JONES (crrsp) ex Islamabad; people of Kashmir fear cause of dispute overshadowed: David REID report; clips card players, Suhindar KUMAR (Hindu), fireworks, Parvena AHANGAR (mother), Ved BHASIN (Kashmir Times), Yasin MALIK (KashmirLib Front); RH i/v Chris SMITH (King's College).

ITEM 03:MANCHESTER UNITED: Manchester United won the treble with two goals in the last minutes of the European Cup Final. Tens of thousands of fans travelled to Barcelona and most of Britain watched on television: RH i/v Adam MYNOTT (crrsp) ex Barcelona; fans around the world make the team perhaps the mostwidely supported in history. Victory tonight caught the popular mood in Brita in: RH i/v Barry DELANEY (advertising executive). ITEM 04:VIAGRA: High Court ruled circular from Health Sec Frank DOBSON re Viagra unlawfully interfered with right of doctors to precribe on clinical grounds. Judgement won by anti-impotence drug maker Pfizer affects government control of increasing NHS costs: Nicholas WOOD report; act Dr Paul CUNDY (GP), Vanessa BOURNE(Patients Assoc), Richard HANNAFORD (crrsp). ITEM 05:MILOSEVIC: N ewsweek reports Pres CLINTON authorised CIA to hack into and empty bank accounts of Pres MILOSEVIC: RH i/v Greg VISTICA (Newswe

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current affairs programmes (genre)

newsweek (magazine)

societies (organisations)

atrocities

winners

impotence

crowds

yugoslavia regional unrest

ethnic cleansing in bosnia

relations between india and pakistan

india pakistan crisis

cia (central intelligence agency)

violations of human rights

charges (criminal proceedings)

violence (x)

high courts

albanian situation

yugoslavian situation

military power (military art and science)

sexuality (biological)

medical prescriptions

access to computer systems (unauthorised)

bank accounts

games

association football

manchester united (football team)

press speculation

bosnian war criminals

viagra (impotence pill)

air strikes on serbia (march 1999)

european cup final 1999

manchester united premiership fa cup and european cup treble winners 1999

Broadcast history

26 May 1999 22:00-22:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Menzies Campbell

Adam Mynott

Richard Hannaford

Roger Hearing

Owen Bennett-Jones

Barry Delaney

Nicholas Wood

Milisav Paic

David Reid

Vanessa Bourne

Paul Cundy

Jane Sharp

Chris Smith (defence analyst)

Yasin Malik

Ved Bhasin

Suhindar Kumar

Parvena Ahangar

Greg Vistica

19990527

THE WORLD TONIGHT

27 May 1999

A radio programme

BBC Programme Number: 99YC0438

First broadcast on 1999-05-27

Next in series: 28 May 1999

Previous in series: 26 May 1999

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Description

Pres Robin LUSTIG. War crimes, Euro, Farmers protest, Kashmir, Art tax, Manchester United FC.

ITEM 06:ART TAX: Valuable works of art could soon be leaving UK according to some art critics. Law says that for art to escape inheritance tax they must be available for public viewing for up to 25 days a year. Law was largely ignored until now: Nicholas WOOD rpt ITEM 07:MANCHESTER UNITED FC: Much of Manchester saw victory parade tonight after football team completed historic treble of winning the Premiership, FA Cup and now the European Cup: act celebrations in Manchester; RL i/v Daniella RELPH (corres)

ITEM 01:WAR CRIMES: President Slobodan MILOSEVIC today became 1st head of state to be charged with war crimes whilst still in office by the International Criminal Tribunal in the Hague: clip Louise ARBOUR (Tribunal Chf Prosecutor), Jacques CHIRAC (French President), Robin COOK (Foreign Sec); Yugoslav govt reaction has been to dismiss the tribunal as a tool of the American govt: RL i/v Slobodan VUKSANOVIC (V/pres Democratic Party) re did opposition in Yugoslavia welcome charges?; RL i/v Marc WELLER (Lecturer in International Law) ITEM 02:KOSOVO: European conflict has had global repercussions as in bombing of Chinese embassy in Belgrade for which China says it is still waiting for a satisfactory explanation: Duncan HEWITT rpt ex Beijing

ITEM 03:EURO: Govt policy on joining single currency has been called into question by Dep Governor of Bank of England Mervyn KING and Governor Eddie GEORGE who agree that it will be impossible to ever know whether economic conditions were right to adopt the Euro: Chris GILES rpt; NC i/v Hamish MACRAE (The Independent) re problems faced by Euro at moment ITEM 04:FARMERS PROTEST: Tomorrow a group of peasant farmers and human rights activists will demonstrate in London to draw attention of City to problems globalisation has caused for them: RL i/v Hasmukh PATEL (Indian farmer) ITEM 05:KASHMIR: Pakistan shots down 2 Indian jets after series of air strikes against what it describes as Pakistani backed infiltrators in Kashmir: clip Mushahid HUSSEIN (Pakistan Info Min); RL i/v K.R MALKANI (Indian BJP politician)

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current affairs programmes (genre)

atrocities

winners

yugoslavia regional unrest

relations between india and pakistan

india pakistan crisis

labour party policy

european monetary union (proposed)

taxes (public)

british economy

united nations organisations

charges (criminal proceedings)

violence (x)

inheritance

governments

albanian situation

yugoslavian situation

military power (military art and science)

military offensives

air attacks (military)

military aircraft

farming

aircrashes

art

manchester united (football team)

globalism

fa cup final 1999

european cup final 1999

manchester united premiership fa cup and european cup treble winners 1999

joining european single currency

Broadcast history

27 May 1999 22:00-22:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Robin Cook

Jacques Chirac

Robin Lustig

Daniela Relph

Chris Giles

Nicholas Wood

Duncan Hewitt

Louise Arbour

Slobodan Vuksanovic

Marc Weller

K Malkani

Mushahid Hussein

Hamish Macrae

Hasmukh Patel

20000526

THE WORLD TONIGHT

26 May 2000

A radio programme

BBC Programme Number: 99YC2748

First broadcast on 2000-05-26

Next in series: 29 May 2000

Previous in series: 25 May 2000

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Description

Pres Robin LUSTIG. Newsreader Peter DONALDSON.

ITEM 05: HOUSING 2: Govt has been trying to crack down on benefit fraud but some of the checks it's introduced have led to even longer delays in process- ing claims. RL intv Angela EAGLE (Social Security Minister) [3.12] ITEM 06: VICTIM STATEMENTS: Govt plans to allow victims of crime a more direct say in the sentencing of their assailants have been welcomed by many victim support groups. Jack STRAW (Home Secretary), RL 2-way intv Sir Michael DAVIES (Former Judge) [3.10]

ITEM 01: OXFORD: Row between govt and Oxford Uni continues over state school pupil Laura SPENCE's failure to get into Oxford. John EGAN (rep) vox pops students, Phil WOOLAS (Lab MP), Bob WORCESTER (MORI), archive clip Neil KINNOCK 1981,John CURTICE (Strathclyde Uni), Jeremy CORBYN (Lab MP), RL disco w Baroness WARWICK (Cttee of V-Cs) and Tom WYLIE (Nat'l Youth Agy) [10.30] ITEM 02: FIJI: Enters 9th day of tense political crisis over hostages held in parliament building. RL 2-way intv Geoff SIMS (ABC) [3.37] ITEM 03: DANDO SUSPECT: Re publication of suspect's identity may prejudice trial. RL intv Michael FISHER (Lawyer) [3.20] ITEM 04: HOUSING: Local authorities blame govt for housing benefit crisis.En- ver SOLOMON(rep).Eleanor FORD(Single mum),Tim LEE(Landlord),Peter MOORE(Shef- field Cll),Anna BOWMAN(W.Hampstead Hous. Assn),Paul LAUTMAN(LGA)[1.07]

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current affairs programmes (genre)

criticism

victims

labour party policy

rent (property)

charges (criminal proceedings)

testimony (legal evidence)

crime

fraud

murder

sieges

governments

fijian situation

services (social)

allowances (social welfare)

university selection

magdalen college (oxford)

fiji coup 2000

effects of crime

Broadcast history

26 May 2000 22:00-22:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Peter Donaldson

Robin Lustig

John Egan

Enver Solomon

Jack Straw (Speaker)

Neil Kinnock (Speaker)

Jeremy Corbyn (Speaker)

John Curtice (Speaker)

Angela Eagle (Speaker)

Bob Worcester (Speaker)

Phil Woolas (Speaker)

Diana Warwick Of Undercliffe (Speaker)

Tom Wylie (Speaker)

Geoff Sims (Speaker)

Michael Davies (judge (spkr)) (Speaker)

Anna Bowman (west hampstead housing associa) (Speaker)

Michael Fisher (lawyer (spkr)) (Speaker)

Eleanor Ford (Speaker)

Paul Lautman (Speaker)

Tim Lee (sheffield landlord (spkr)) (Speaker)

Peter Moore (sheffield city council (spkr)) (Speaker)

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What kind of world does China want?

China is a growing power in the world and this year alone has overtaken Japan to become the No 2 economy after the USA.

In a special edition of the programme from the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing, Robin Lustig asks a panel of experts what China wants to do with its growing global influence and what the world expects from China.

On the panel

Professor Sun Zhe, Tsinghua Univesity

Professor Xie Tao, Beijing Foreign Studies University

John Holden, Hill & Knowlton, China

Geoff Dyer, Beijing Bureau Chief, Financial Times.

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In a special edition of The World Tonight from Jerusalem, Paul Moss asks how changes in Israeli society over the past few years have changed attitudes to the Palestinians and Israel's Arab citizens, and influenced views towards Israel in the United States. He also discusses how these changes have affected the prospects for peace in the Middle East with a panel of leading Israelis.

The panellists:

Israel Harel, political commentator and founder member of Gush Emunim, Jewish settler movement

Anat Saragusti, Israeli documentary maker and activist

Oded Eran, Institute for National Security Studies and former Israeli diplomat

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In this programme, we ask if there is going to be a revolution in farming in Africa? Can the continent feed itself, and perhaps one day, feed the world? We hear from small-holder farmers in Malawi, large agri-businesses in Ghana and a panel of experts in London share their hopes for Africa.

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The IMF broadly supports the Chancellor's economic plans, who are the main winners and losers?

The International Development Minister has just returned from Libya - he tells us about his visit.

And we look at the role of the militiary in Thai politics

All that and more with Ritula Shah on the World Tonight.

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Three are confirmed dead in the mining accident at Gleision colliery in Wales.

President Abbas sets out his bid for Palestinian state recognition.

Do the French have a word for entrepreneur? Jonty Bloom finds out in Paris

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Protests in Egypt continue - but can President Mubarak survive?

How Pittsburgh has re-invented its economy.

Does Britain ever get really dark any more?

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Borders Agency official , Brodie Clark says he is no 'rogue operator'. But did he keep the Home Secretary in the dark ?

Turkey threatens to cut electricity supplies to Syria.

Oxford's 'Big Brother' plan to record passengers could breach CCTV rules

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The forecast for growth has been slashed, and new unemployment figures show the number of young people out of work has gone over 1 million for the first time since 1992. What can be done to get the UK economy going again?

Syria has been officially suspended from the Arab League, at an emergency meeting in Morocco. What is the best way forward for the Syrian opposition: seek a political solution or support armed struggle?

And we'll hear a special report from Iraq, with Gabriel Gatehouse and Charlotte Ashton. How much has the economy there improved? Who got those oil contracts?

On The World Tonight, with David Eades.

Robin Lustig with national and international news and analysis.

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There are reports a ground offensive on Homs is under way. Can Syria's military overwhelm the insurgents?

The ECB pumps 530bn into Europe's banks - but is it time to stop the flow of cash?

And the final report in our series on rebuilding Sierra Leone.

Robin Lustig with news and analysis. Can Syria's military overwhelm the insurgents?

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Red Cross relief workers are stopped from entering Homs.Is the uprising nearly over ?

David Cameron's guru , Steve Hilton is taking a year's sabbatical.Why has he walked out of No 10?

The Dutch get a taste of their own austere medicine

with David Eades.

Red Cross relief workers are stopped from entering Homs.

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The Home Secretary tells MPs that Abu Qatada can be deported to Jordan after assurances were obtained that he will get a fair trial.

The US secret service is embroiled in a sex scandal, what will be the impact on their reputation?

And is is the drive to modernise China's buildings damaging its heritage?

All that and more with Robin Lustig at 10pm.

Robin Lustig presents national and international news and analysis.

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The day after the UK's local elections, the World Tonight asks what the results tell us about the political landscape. Where do the main parties stand? We're hoping to have the result of the London Mayor vote, Carolyn Quinn is standing by in City Hall. We'll also be in Scotland, and Charlotte Ashton has been talking to voters in Essex.

Plus, changes to the way the Leveson inquiry and investment in Africa

All that on The World Tonight with Ritula Shah.

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Corbyn admits Labour faces a challenge on a "historic scale" at the General Election
Campaigning in the French presidential election comes to an end
First ever Chinese-built passenger jet completes its maiden flight.

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Jean-Claude Juncker is said to have left Downing Street feeling "ten times more sceptical" about the prospects of a deal.
Is May Day becoming increasingly politically significant ?
and Donald Trump invites President Duterte to the White House

(photo: British Prime Minister Greets European Commission President in Downing Street. credit - Getty Images).

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We follow the PM on her campaign trail in the West Country where the Lib Dems are fighting to reclaim the seats lost at the last election.
A group of prominent Labour members has called for tactical voting - we hear from Billy Bragg who's one of them.
British athletics champions have criticised anti-doping proposals that would wipe out world records set before 2005. But is a 'clean slate' approach a radical way to eliminate the wrongs of the past?

(Photo: Theresa May campaigning in St Ives Credit: Getty Images).

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Hugh Schofield guides us through an acrimonious televised debate in France between the remaining presidential contenders, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.

Theresa May accuses some in Europe of making threats about Brexit to influence the general election. We hear from the Conservative Dominic Raab, Labour's former justice secretary Lord Falconer and the European Parliament vice-president Mairead McGuinness.

Paul Moss reports on the revival of the Conservatives in Scotland.

And German comedian Christian Schulte-Loh tells us why his country doesn't need a "dominant culture".

Photo French presidential election candidate for the En-Marche movement Emmanuel Macron and French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen (credit - AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET AND Eric FEFERBERGJOEL SAGET,ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images).

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The US House of Representatives narrowly approves plans to overturn President Obama's healthcare reforms.
Prince Philip announces he'll retire from public life in the autumn.
Polls close in local and mayoral elections in England, Scotland and Wales.
Notorious Afghanistan warlord returns to Kabul after 20 years
A special investigation into the abuse of disabled people in Hungary
and the anonymous Chinese migrant worker who's causing a literary sensation.

(Photo - Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House; credit - Reuters).

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Liberal lawyer wins presidential election in South Korea. Presented by Shaun Ley.

South Korea elects human rights lawyer as president, who says he wants less confrontation with North Korea. Dan Damon reports from Seoul. Aidan Foster-Carter and Katharine Moon discuss impact on Donald Trump's policy on North Korea.

Mays appear together on One Show; Tories propose cap on energy prices; Corbyn promises "reckoning" with "rigged system", also speaks on Brexit. Deborah Mattinson and Fraser Nelson discuss the day's election developments.

Daniel Sandford reports from Turkey on jailing of former Tube worker who went to fight with the Islamic State group in Syria. Another Briton who went with him was Mohammed Emwazi - nicknamed Jihadi John.

And NATO calls for more Western troops to be sent to Afghanistan. The country's ambassador here welcomes this, General Jack Keane warns against sending them if the mission is "futile".

Presented by Shaun Ley.

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In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

Does today's policy pledge reflect a deeper change in Conservative thinking under Mrs May? Or is this just political cross dressing to win votes?
We have the latest on Labour's manifesto launch tomorrow -- expected to include plans to nationalise England's water companies.
Emmanuel Macron calls for a "historic reconstruction" of Europe after talks with Chancellor Merkel in Berlin. But who is the man he's appointed as his Prime minister?
And Ian Brady, the Moors murderer, dies in prison.

(Picture: Unite leader Len McCluskey at a demonstration in London Credit: Reuters).

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In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

As US President Donald Trump comes out to defend his sharing of highly classified information with the Russian foreign minister we speak to a former US ambassador of Israel to assess the potential damage to US security. We hear about a new science centre in Jordan which is uniting scientists from all over the Middle East. And has Labour's manifesto been properly "costed" or does its perceived lack of economic competency means it faces extra scrutiny? We speak to former Labour City Minister, Lord Myners.

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In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

Trump facing the most serious allegations to beset his presidency.

Conservatives to promise additional measures to curb immigration in manifesto

Liberal Democrats put 2nd Brexit referendum at the heart of their appeal to voters

Special OB programme from Edinburgh with Ritula Shah

(photo - U.S. President Donald Trump at U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut; credit - REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque).

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In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

Theresa May's manifesto promises to reduce immigration. But are her plans compatible with the pledge to make Britain a "magnet for international talent"? We hear from a senior figure from the visual effects industry Neil Hatton, and former Conservative party leader Iain Duncan Smith. Also as social care dominates today's election coverage we report from Christchurch: the constituency with more older people than anywhere else in the country. Also: can Brazil's President fight off calls for his impeachment?
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In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective.

Air Force One has left Maryland en route to Saudi Arabia - the first leg of a trip that packs in the centres of several major world religions as well as the headquarters of the west's most powerful military alliance. Also: former US Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Julian Assange's possible extradition; and why the French film industry has a problem with Netflix.

(Picture: Donald Trump; credit - AFP/Getty Images).

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European leaders debate changes to the Lisbon Treaty.Would it mean a referendum in some countries including Britain?

Boris Johnson retracts his charge of 'Kosovo' style expulsion over the government's planned caps for housing benefit.

Standards of publishing are falling for want of Editors.We invistigate

with David Eades.

National and international news and analysis.

Bill Gates : Abandoning Aid Commitment Will "cost Lives"20170419

Microsoft founder warns the government against dropping policy from their 2015 manifesto.

Champs Elysees Outrage Gunman Is Named20170421

France terror attack overshadows the last days of campaigning ahead of Sunday's election.

Terror attack overshadows the last days of campaigning ahead of Sunday's election

May commits UK to spending 0.7% of income on foreign aid

Len McCluskey wins close contest to remain General Secretary of UNITE union

And the exiled children of Syria - a special report from Caroline Hawley

(photo: Attack on Champs Elysees aftermath; credit EPA).

France terror attack overshadows the last days of campaigning ahead of Sunday's election.

Corbyn - Labour Manifesto 'will Transform Lives'20170511

Plans to take the railways back into public ownership and scrap university tuition fees.

Plans to take the railways back into public ownership, scrap university tuition fees
Donald Trump says he would have sacked James Comey as head of the FBI anyway
Fears over right wing extremists in the German military
And what do voters really care about in this election ? We visit the UK's richest constituency

(photo - Jeremy Corbyn; credit - Anthony Devlin/Getty Images).

Erdogan Tells Monitors 'know Your Place'20170417

Turkish state of emergency extended after president wins referendum.

Turkish state of emergency extended after President wins referendum
Last week of campaigning in French election begins
North Korea says it would be prepared to launch a nuclear strike if the US decided to attack the country.
Brighton promoted to Premier League for the first time.

(Photo: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; credit - AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSEOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images).

Turkish state of emergency extended after president wins referendum.

Fbi Director James Comey Fired By Donald Trump20170510

Trump administration says the FBI director's sacking followed a loss of confidence in him.

The Trump administration says the sacking of the FBI director followed a gradual loss of confidence in him.

But Democrats say it is because he was probing alleged links between the Trump administration and Russia

Are comparisons with the Saturday Night Massacre of 1973 valid ?

Also tonight - Ritula Shah takes the World Tonight on an Election Tour, starting in Wales - can the Conservatives take Wrexham ?

(photo - James Comey; credit - Getty Images).

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With Justin Webb.

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Global Cyber-attack Hits 70 Countries And Nhs20170512

Huge ransomware attack 'targets old Windows systems'.

Windows XP computers in NHS organisations in England and Scotland - and more than 70 countries around the world - have been hit by a 'ransomware' attack. We get a roundup of the worldwide extent of the attack, hear from doctors' leader, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard from the Royal College of General Practitioners and speak to a former US cybersecurity official, James Lewis, who served under President Obama. Also: the latest on the Iranian elections, and the futuristic composition commissioned for Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral's inaugural mass 50 years ago - which finally gets its premier this weekend.
Picture: A message informing visitors of a cyber attack is displayed on the NHS website
Credit: Getty Images.

Gunman Targets Police In Champs-„Člys„©es Attack20170420

Huge security operation underway days before French presidential election.

We have the latest from Paris where a gunman has killed a police officer and injured several others, days before the first round of the French Presidential election. We speak to Senator Joelle Garriaud-Maylam from the party Les Republicains. Also: on day three of the election campaign in the UK we hear from the Election Commission on a record-breaking surge in people registering to vote. And the former Lib Dem Energy Secretary Sir Edward Davey explains why he's angry about the privatisation of the Green Investment Bank.
Picture: Police seal off Avenue de Champs-√Člys√©es
Credit: EPA/IAN LANGSDON.

Huge security operation underway days before French presidential election.

Le Pen 'will Be President For All French People'20170424

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen quits party chief role, ahead of run-off against Macron.

Marine Le Pen says she's stepping aside as leader of the far-right National Front party as she runs against Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the French Presidential Elections. Jaimie Coomarasamy is live from Paris with all the latest on an election that has divided France and has seen the electorate abandon all the traditional parties of left and right. Plus we have a report from the military base in Afghanistan where scores of soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack. And as the Conservatives decide silence is golden, despite the election, we ask a former Tory press chief: can not saying much be an effective election strategy?

Picture: The French Presidential Election results, on a TV screen
Copyright: Getty Images.

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen quits party chief role, ahead of run-off against Macron.

Macron - After Victory Tough Task Ahead20170508

Reports on Emmanuel Macron's victory from Paris and from Aisne, a Le Pen stronghold.

We hear from a Marine Le Pen stronghold, from a French footballing legend who's campaigned against her and we ask the former head of the World Trade Organisation whether Macron can sell his vision of a globalised France to a sceptical public.
Also in the programme a dilemma for the Labour MP for Barrow-in-Furness - to be honest about his party's chances of victory or to be loyal.
And with Marine Le Pen's defeat - have Europe's populist insurrections come to a juddering halt?

(Photo: Macron and Hollande at the VE commemorations in Paris Credit: Getty Images).

May 'reluctantly' Calls Election Blaming Opposition 'games'20170418

Theresa May says a snap general election will secure 'strong leadership'.

Broadcasting from Westminster on the day the Prime Minister calls for a snap election we hear politicians from all sides on the decision to call the poll ahead of Brexit negotiations. We hear from the main parties - including concern from within the Conservatives that the move is an attempt to stifle dissent. Plus we hear from voters in some of the key battleground constituencies.

Theresa May says a snap general election will secure 'strong leadership'.

North Korea - Trump To Tighten Sanctions And Pursue Diplomacy20170426

A statement from Trump administration after a White House briefing with 100 Senators.

Statement from Administration after White House briefing for US Senators
Gina Miller launches tactical voting initiative in General Election
EU launches legal action against Hungary over Central European University
Silence of The Lambs director Jonathan Demme dies.

(photo - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un; credit - Getty Images).

A statement from Trump administration after a White House briefing with 100 Senators.

North Korea Must Give Up Nuclear Ambitions - Us20170428

Nuclear programme could lead to 'catastrophic consequences'.

The US has warned that failing to curb North Korea's nuclear missile programme could lead to 'catastrophic consequences'. A former US ambassador says President trump will be "very worried" about the pace at which the regime was developing a deliverable atomic weapon. On the eve of his 100th day in office, we hear from America's rust belt and ask how is support for the President holding up? Also on the programme - why will European Union leaders be discussing the prospects for a United Ireland in Brussels tomorrow? And one of the surgeons in India treating the world's heaviest woman for weight loss.
Picture: A North Korean long-range rocket is launched
Credit: KOYDO TV via Reuters.

Nuclear programme could lead to 'catastrophic consequences'.

Pm Goes To Wales To Urge Voters To Abandon 'tribal Politics'20170425

Why isn't Plaid Cymru going to capitalise on Labour troubles?

Why isn't Plaid Cymru going to capitalise on Labour troubles ?
US expresses deep concern over air raids by Turkey on Kurdish fighters in Iraq and Syria
Could this be the end for South Africa's President Zuma ?
Nazi propaganda films get a rare outing in Vienna
And Trump parks the issue of the funding of the Wall in order to avert government shutdown.

(Picture - Theresa May makes a general election campaign visit to a steel works in Newport, Wales. Credit - Getty Images).

Why isn't Plaid Cymru going to capitalise on Labour troubles?

Programme Catalogue - Details: 01 January 199019900101

BBC Programme Number: 40SX5520

Notes: CAIRS 405520

Next in series: 02 January 1990

Previous in series: 31 December 1989

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SBH:Mark Brayne interviewed on situation in Bucharest and Romania's political future. Interviewer: Richard Kershaw.

PRE:Bucharest now relaxed. Today and tomorrow are holidays. Romania ""catching its breath"". No ""nameless horrors"" going on. Government policy of compassion and conciliation. Death penalty abolished with immediate effect - even for former Securitate. Elections will be held in April - smaller parties want more time. ""The veneer of totalitariansim has dissipated overnight"". Romania has known democracy - elections held after World War II. National Peasants' Party, Democratic Party and Envirnmental Party will run for election - doubts there will be a Communist Party. TXN/TDT:R4 01-Jan-1990

Broadcast history

01 Jan 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Richard Kershaw (int)

Mark Brayne (Speaker).

Media: CD

Programme Catalogue - Details: 01 June 199019900601

BBC Programme Number: 35SX7233

Notes: CAIRS 357233

Next in series: 04 June 1990

Previous in series: 23 May 1990

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SBH:News report of attack which injured 3 off-duty soldiers. From R4 2200 Hrs News.

PRE:Detectives waiting at injured men's bedsides. Huge search launched for gunmen. TXN/TDT:R4 01-Jun-1990 CON:MARTIN Bryan (rdr) SINKINSON Bob (spkr)

Broadcast history

01 Jun 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Bryan Martin (rdr)

Bob Sinkinson (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 02 January 199019900102

BBC Programme Number: 40SX5540

Notes: CAIRS 405540

Next in series: 25 January 1990

Previous in series: 01 January 1990

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SBH:Razvan Megourianou of National Salvation Front interviewed on political situation and prospects for future. Interviewer: Alexander MacLeod.

PRE:Communists will get less than 1 percent of support in election. No Communists in Romania, just former Party members. Communist label now ""loser"" - they would go under another name. Can't eliminate Communist Party members from political life. Was himself sure Ceausescu would fall. Ceausescu ended feud between Hungarians and Romanians - no problem in Romania between minorities. Romania will have ""best possible relations"" with West and EC countries. Wants to see larger British presence here. TXN/TDT:R4 02-Jan-1990 CON:MACLEOD Alexander (int) MEGOURIANOU Razvan (spkr)

Broadcast history

02 Jan 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alexander Macleod (int)

Razvan Megourianou (Speaker).

Media: CD

Programme Catalogue - Details: 03 January 199619960103

Next in series: 14 February 1996

Previous in series: 01 December 1995

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SBH:Newbury Bypass: Protestors dig in. Protestors and others, incl. transport minister, John Watts, int. John Egan. From The World Tonight.

PRE:Egan: describes camp, tree houses and walkways between them. 0'48" in - Egan is shown entrance to tunnel; idea is that bulldozers cannot be used on top of tunnel; air supply is good. Lush: shows Egan beautiful spot bypass would go through, and protest camps constructed there. Aimee: has received summonses to leave the land, things are hotting up. Wade: hopes they will cost the road-makers so much that protestors will finally be listened to. Goodall: need extra funds because of the protestors. Watts: local spport for bypass; it is fully authorised after two public enquiries. James: asks people just to consider what is happening to this stretch of countryside. TXN/TDT:R4 03-Jan-1996

Broadcast history

03 Jan 1996 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Egan (int)

John Watts (Speaker)

Chris Goodall (Speaker)

Becky Lush (Speaker)

Jeff Wade (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 659967

Programme Catalogue - Details: 03 July 199019900703

BBC Programme Number: 50SX5359

Notes: CAIRS 505359

Next in series: 24 August 1990

Previous in series: 29 June 1990

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SBH:Publication of Lightman Report into allegations of financial irregularities by NUM President Arthur Scargill and Gen. Sec. Peter Heathfield. News report and comment from Mr Scargill: "they (Union's National Executive) have acknowledged that I did not have my hand in the till...". Report by Stephen Cape gives wider picture: report critical of other matters concerning loans. From R4 2200 Hrs News.

TXN/TDT:R4 03-Jul-1990 CON:SCARGILL Arthur (spkr) CAPE Stephen (spkr)....reporter

Broadcast history

03 Jul 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Arthur Scargill (Speaker)

Stephen Cape (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 04 June 199019900604

BBC Programme Number: 50SX2290

Notes: CAIRS 502290

Next in series: 08 June 1990

Previous in series: 01 June 1990

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SBH:A discussion between Lord Beloff and Lord Mayhew about the War Crimes Bill to be debated in the House of Lords. Interviewer: Richard Kershaw. From the World Tonight.

Broadcast history

04 Jun 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Richard Kershaw (int)

Patrick Mayhew (Speaker)

Max Beloff (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 05 September 199019900905

BBC Programme Number: 31SX9123

Notes: CAIRS 319123

Next in series: 25 September 1990

Previous in series: 24 August 1990

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SBH:Iraqi invasion of Kuwait - James Baker (US Secretary of State) and Ramsey Clark (former US Attorney General) speak repectively for and against US intervention in the Gulf. From The World Tonight.

PRE: Band 19 (0'19") Baker: US isolationism is no option. "Only American engagement can shape the peaceful world that our people so deeply desire". Band 20 (3'03") Clark int. Lustig: intervention is act of imperial presidency. Can't be policeman for the world. Oil is reason US is involved. History will show that the US coerced Saudi Arabia into asking them in. US bullied its way in. Is a fantasy that this will solve all Arab problems. OTN:CLN036/90VH0363 TXN/TDT:R4 05-Sep-1990

Broadcast history

05 Sep 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Robin Lustig (Speaker)

James Baker (Speaker)

Ramsey Clark (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 06 November 199019901106

BBC Programme Number: 52SX4853

Notes: CAIRS 524853

Next in series: 09 November 1990

Previous in series: 29 October 1990

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SBH:Act. Margaret Thatcher. Strong comment from environmentalists Dr. Jeremy Leggett and Ben Becker on lack of government action, especially by USA. Interviewer: Larry Harris. From The World Tonight.

Broadcast history

06 Nov 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Larry Harris (int)

Margaret Thatcher (Speaker)

Jeremy Leggett (Speaker)

Ben Becker (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 07 February 199019900207

BBC Programme Number: 61SX7350

Notes: CAIRS 617350

Next in series: 15 February 1990

Previous in series: 31 January 1990

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SBH:Nikolai Shishlin, adviser to Gorbachev and member of Central Comittee and Vitaly Kobish of Izvestiya comment on moves towards abolishing Communist Party monopoly of power.

PRE:Shishlin: Party was responsible for everything - now economy should be responsibility of enterprise, government should do its own job. Gorbachev ""will not play Stalin's role"". Kobish: Plenum decision and demonstration in Moscow indicates people are support Gorbachev's perestroika and democracy and they oppose corruption and domination by Party bureaucrats. TXN/TDT:R4 07-Feb-1990 CON:SHISHLIN Nikolai (spkr) KOBISH Vitaly (spkr)

Broadcast history

07 Feb 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Nikolai Shishlin (Speaker)

Vitaly Kobish (Speaker).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 08 June 199019900608

BBC Programme Number: 31SX9799

Notes: CAIRS 319799

Next in series: 11 June 1990

Previous in series: 04 June 1990

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SBH:Report by Malcolm Brabant on polling day; ints. with supporters of Bulgarian Socialist Party (formerly Communist Party) and opposition United Democratic Front and others.

PRE:Brabant: Final UDF rally in Sofia - drew over 500,000. Meran: First free election campoaign - "slander" of Communists who say UDF will take pensions from old people. Lukanov: UDF campaign "antidemocratic" - no-one was killed and few imprisoned under Zhivkov. Tafrov: Polls not reliable - people afraid of answering poll questions. Feldman: Freedom "breaking out...enormous strides" - this is will be a fair election. Mitef: "Through honesty a country may be run very easily". Feldman: If BSP win, they will have to share power. TXN/TDT:R4 08-Jun-1990

Broadcast history

08 Jun 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Malcolm Brabant (int)

Stefan Tafrov (Speaker)

Andrei Lukanov (Speaker)

Petar Mitef (Speaker)

Harvey Feldman (Speaker)

Peta Meran (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 08 September 199519950908

Next in series: 24 September 1995

Previous in series: 28 August 1995

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SBH:Report about a fire on an Intercity train from London to Cardiff. Two passengers jumped down from the burning train and were struck by another train on the other track. Incl. vox pops passengers and signalling and safety officer. Interviewer: Robin Lustig. From The World Tonight.

Broadcast history

08 Sep 1995 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Robin Lustig (Speaker)

Stanley Hall (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 711271

Programme Catalogue - Details: 09 November 199019901109

BBC Programme Number: 34SX8018

Notes: CAIRS 348018

Next in series: 07 January 1991

Previous in series: 06 November 1990

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SBH:Comment from Mary Robinson on being elected Ireland's first female president. Band 13 from The World Tonight; Band 14 rec. for news outlets.

PRE:Band 13 (0'45") Robinson: as president of Ireland she is president for all the people; above all she was elected by the women of Ireland (cheers). Band 14 (0'15") Robinson: "I have certainly taken very seriously the possibility of being able to extend the hand of friendship to the two communuties in the North. I would really hope to extend that hand of friendship with no hidden agenda, no strings attached".

Broadcast history

09 Nov 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Mary Robinson (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 11 June 199019900611

BBC Programme Number: 57SX3844

Notes: CAIRS 573844

Next in series: 13 June 1990

Previous in series: 08 June 1990

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SBH:Report on vivisection, with opinions from medical researchers and former member of Animal Liberation Front. Reporter: Max Easterman. From The World Tonight.

Broadcast history

11 Jun 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Colin Blakemore (Speaker)

Max Easterman (Speaker)

Nick Wright (Speaker)

Brendan Mcnally (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 13 June 199019900613

BBC Programme Number: 32SX7675

Notes: CAIRS 327675

Next in series: 15 June 1990

Previous in series: 11 June 1990

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SBH:Nelson Mandela's speech to European Parliament in Strasbourg. Incls request to keep sanctions against South Africa in place. Introduced by Larry Harris. From The World Tonight.

PRE:Mandela: keep South African sanctions in place; his politics, which he refuses to label Marxist or otherwise. OTN:YLN90/VH0243LHO TXN/TDT:R4 13-Jun-1990 CON:MANDELA Nelson (spkr) HARRIS Larry (spkr)

Broadcast history

13 Jun 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Nelson Mandela (Speaker)

Larry Harris (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 15 February 199019900215

BBC Programme Number: 20SX2457

Notes: CAIRS 202457

Next in series: 27 March 1990

Previous in series: 07 February 1990

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SBH:German reunification: Members of the European Parliament express their reservations about speed and cost of reunification. Interviewer: John Brice. From The WORLD TONIGHT

PRE:Cramon-Daiber: Germany must have time to develop slowly. d'Estaing: united Germany will constitute one third of EC. Martin; East German pollution - cost of improvement. Garcia: fears that EC subsidies will go to Germany instead of poor southern countries. Prout: problems of borders being defined; military problems. TXN/TDT:R4 15-Feb-1990

Broadcast history

15 Feb 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Brice (int)

David Martin (Speaker)

Valery D'Estaing (Speaker)

Christopher Prout (Speaker)

Brigit Cramon-Daiber (Speaker)

Vasco Garcia (Speaker).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 15 June 199019900615

BBC Programme Number: 59SX7509

Notes: CAIRS 597509

Next in series: 21 June 1990

Previous in series: 13 June 1990

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SBH:Report from North East, where outbreak of poisonous algae has led to ban on shellfish. Fishermen feel resentful that government says they are not entitled to compensation. Reporter: Sally Hardcastle. From The World Tonight.

Broadcast history

15 Jun 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

David Clark (Speaker)

Sally Hardcastle (Speaker)

Richard Banks (Speaker)

Paul Horseman (Speaker)

William Thomson (fisherman (spkr)) (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 October 199019901017

BBC Programme Number: 34SX2620

Notes: CAIRS 342620

Next in series: 22 October 1990

Previous in series: 25 September 1990

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SBH:Report by Jim Fish on anti-Serbian feeling in Yugoslavia. Refs. to demonstration by Croatian nationalists, Serbian armed enclaves in Knin.

PRE:Fish: Croatia previously known as "the quiet republic". Much anti-Serb feeling. Croatian: Is demonstrating in defence of Croatia - "we cannot live freely in our own state". Dolmain: Serbian Communist rulers afraid of democracy. Fish: Serbs in Croatia have set up armed enclaves in Knin. Matswa: We Serbs had thought of Yugoslavia as our country - now thinks of himself as Serb. Bitchyovitch: Serbia and Croatia may have to separate themselves from Yugoslavia and ask world community for help. TXN/TDT:R4 17-Oct-1990

Broadcast history

17 Oct 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Jim Fish (int)

Jaco Dolmain (Speaker)

Eday Bitchyovitch (Speaker)

Lazar Matswa (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1990050419900504

04 May 1990

Next in series: 23 May 1990

Previous in series: 27 April 1990

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SBH:South Africa - Pres. De Klerk and Nelson Mandela comment at the conclusion of their talks. De Klerk says they have made important step in creating a climate conducive to negotiations and removing distrust. Mandela says they have become closer. From The World Tonight.

OTN:YLN90/VH0185LHO TXN/TDT:R4 04-May-1990 CON:DE KLERK F.W. (spkr) MANDELA nelson (spkr)

Broadcast history

04 May 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Nelson Mandela (Speaker)

F de Klerk (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 434063

BBC Programme Number: 43SX4063

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 1990052319900523

23 May 1990

Next in series: 01 June 1990

Previous in series: 04 May 1990

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SBH:Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: Sir Richard Body and others criticise the Ministry of Agriculture's handling of the BSE outbreak. Interviewer: Michael Vestey. From The WORLD TONIGHT

PRE:Body: risk of disease in intensive cattle rearing and use of drugs. Critical of close relationship between MAFF and agricultural pharmaceutical companies. Dickinson: in 1975 he was refused money to study transmission of scrapie-like diseases. Southwood Committee included no experts on scrapie. Anthony: MAFF have not yet informed farmers of BSE symptoms. Body: MAFF ought to be changed to Food and Health Min., and Environment Dept. should be responsible for farming; thinks MAFF is rather a rotten ship - it has let too many people down. TXN/TDT:R4 23-May-1990

Broadcast history

23 May 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Michael Vestey (int)

Richard Body (Speaker)

Francis Anthony (Speaker)

Alan Dickinson (scientist (spkr)) (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 202423

BBC Programme Number: 20SX2423

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 21 June 199019900621

BBC Programme Number: 50SX2793

Notes: CAIRS 502793

Next in series: 26 June 1990

Previous in series: 15 June 1990

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SBH:Geoffrey Howe, leader of the House Commons, talks about the government's intention to reintroduce the War Crimes Bill. Interviewer: Richard Kershaw. From the World Tonight.

PRE:Government has decided to re-introduce the bill. Scope for some amendment - hopes to achieve agreement. Point strongly expressed by the Lords was that the crimes happened a long time ago - however there are some impressive witnesses who argue there is enough evidence to convict some criminals. Anti-Semitic argument has been used in favour of and against the bill. Government's central argument is concerned with offences. Based on carefully researched evidence and received much discussion. Proper for the bill to be re-introduced.

Broadcast history

21 Jun 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Richard Kershaw (int)

Geoffrey Howe (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 22 October 199019901022

BBC Programme Number: 61SX7558

Notes: CAIRS 617558

Next in series: 24 October 1990

Previous in series: 17 October 1990

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SBH:Report by Bridget Kendall on the decline of Lenin in the USSR; incl. act. 'Uncle Lenin' song sung by children, Lenin statue crashing in Georgia; refs. to campaign to change the name of Leningrad to its former name St. Petersburg.

Broadcast history

22 Oct 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Bridget Kendall (int)

Leonid Romankov (Speaker)

Tatyana Krasnova (Speaker)

Anna Tyomkina (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 August 199019900824

BBC Programme Number: 40SX6995

Notes: CAIRS 406995

Next in series: 05 September 1990

Previous in series: 03 July 1990

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SBH:Brian Keenan, Lebanon hostage, is released from captivity - news, report and ints. with Brenda Gillam (Keenan's sister) and Gerry Collins (Irish Foreign Minister). From The World Tonight.

PRE:Vance: Keenan freed in Beirut three hours ago by "Islamic Dawn" a pro-Iranian group. Llewellyn: Keenan handed over to Syrian Army officers after being a captive since April 1985. Details of "day of raised hopes and sudden doubts". Gillam: "wonderful...over whelmed...he's coming home!" Collins: will fly out soon. Keenan is on his way to Damascus. TXN/TDT:R4 24-Aug-1990 CON:VANCE Simon (rdr) LLEWELLYN Tim (spkr)....Reporter GILLAM Brenda (spkr) COLLINS Gerry (spkr)

Broadcast history

24 Aug 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Simon Vance (rdr)

Tim Llewellyn (Speaker)

Gerry Collins (Speaker)

Brenda Gillam (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 October 199019901024

BBC Programme Number: 59SX5413

Notes: CAIRS 595413

Next in series: 29 October 1990

Previous in series: 22 October 1990

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SBH:Organiser of support group Families Against Itimidation and Terror explains her motives - bringing together victims of so-called `punishment' attacks. Against both sets of paramilitaries - "We just want to be normal". Interviewer: Max Easterman.

Broadcast history

24 Oct 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Max Easterman (int)

Nancy Gracey (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 September 199519950924

Next in series: 05 October 1995

Previous in series: 08 September 1995

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SBH:Hong Kong - right of abode. Reactions to Governor Chris Pattens' suggestion that 3 million HK Chinese should be given right of abode in Britain if they wish. Act. women in London's Chinatown and Ma Lik; ints. with Dame Lydia Dunn and Jack Straw MP. From: The World Tonight.

Broadcast history

24 Sep 1995 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

James Cox (int)

Jack Straw (Speaker)

Lydia Dunn (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 616611

Programme Catalogue - Details: 25 April 199019900425

BBC Programme Number: 43SX4902

Notes: CAIRS 434902

Next in series: 27 April 1990

Previous in series: 27 March 1990

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SBH:Report of assassination attempt on leader of West German SDP party. Newsreader: Peter Donaldson. Reporter: Matt Frei. From The World Tonight.

PRE:News of stabbing, and report from Matt Frei. A woman stabbed Lafontaine in the neck. He is now out of danger. Woman has been captured - not thought to be a terrorist. OTN:YLN90/VH0173LH0 TXN/TDT:R4 25-Apr-1990 CON:DONALDSON Peter (rdr) FREI Matt (spkr)

Broadcast history

25 Apr 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Peter Donaldson (rdr)

Matt Frei (Speaker).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 25 January 199019900125

BBC Programme Number: 65SX2136

Notes: CAIRS 652136

Next in series: 29 January 1990

Previous in series: 02 January 1990

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SBH:David Hunt MP, Minister for Local Government, interviewed about the havoc caused across the country by the severe gale-force winds and the emergency procedures employed to restore services to normal. Interviewer: Jon Sopel. From The World Tonight.

PRE:Hunt: Expresses sympathy over injury and loss of life in the storms, and commends work of emergency services. Has immediately activated emergency procedures to give money to local authorities. Describes how procedures work. Armed Forces called in to help restore energy supplies and assist emergency services. Feels Meteorological Office is over-criticised for not predicting weather disasters accurately enough. Does not understand Opposition charges that Civil Defence should have been used. All emergency services were activated and would continue to be so.

Broadcast history

25 Jan 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Jon Sopel (int)

David Hunt (Speaker).

Media: CD

Programme Catalogue - Details: 25 September 199019900925

BBC Programme Number: 52SX3808

Notes: CAIRS 523808

Next in series: 17 October 1990

Previous in series: 05 September 1990

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SBH:Secretary of State for the Environment, interviewed about White Paper on the environment by Alexander Macleod. From The World Tonight.

PRE:Macleod: feeling is that Patten was not allowed to present the manifesto he intended. Patten: this White Paper provides first comprehensive statement of government environmental policy; denies he faced fierce opposition in cabinet from powerful lobbies - motor cars, oil, gas and the treasury; there was no sumo-fighting between government departments; but environment has to be paid for; making environmental policy at the European level; problem of the car, millions own cars, we need cleaner cars and more fuel efficiency and a real choice between private and public transport; there is no perfect green plan. OTN:CLN90/VH0392LHO

Broadcast history

25 Sep 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alexander Macleod (int)

Chris Patten (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 26 June 199019900626

BBC Programme Number: 55SX9799

Notes: CAIRS 559799 559800

Next in series: 28 June 1990

Previous in series: 21 June 1990

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SBH:Act. Margaret Thatcher at press conference, saying she does not think single currency is inevitable. Act. Douglas Hurd commenting on sanctions against South Africa and other topics covered at the conference. Introduced by Sally Hardcastle. From The World Tonight.

PRE:Act. Thatcher: does not think single currency is inevitable, thinks many EC countries would find difficulties well before stage 3 of the Delors plan, especially with locked currencies. Hardcastle: other topics covered at the conference. Hurd: sanctions on S.Africa - it has been agreed they will be lifted but not immediately; aid for Soviet Union; tackling problems of European Community's institutions; monetary union and ecu - proposals by John Major, but detail must be left to finance ministers; two-track Europe.

SBH:Mr. Heseltine interviewed about recent Dublin Summit, where John Major made proposals concerning monetary union, and Mrs. Thatcher said she did not think a single currency was inevitable. Interviewer: Richard Kershaw. From The World Tonight.

Broadcast history

26 Jun 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Richard Kershaw (int)

Margaret Thatcher (Speaker)

Michael Heseltine (Speaker)

Douglas Hurd (Speaker)

Sally Hardcastle (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 27 April 199019900427

BBC Programme Number: 53SX4114

Notes: CAIRS 534114

Next in series: 04 May 1990

Previous in series: 25 April 1990

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SBH:Will Kenya have a multi-party political system? - Report by Colin Blane incl. ints. with Martin Shikuku and the foreign minister. From: The World Tonight.

PRE:Portrait of Pre. Daniel Arap Moi in every shop and govt. office. Kenya has higher standard of living than neighbours. Kuria: Eastern Europe one-party systems have failed - why should they waste time? Nbugwa: white justice and black system - a good system has checks and balances. Shikuku: in democractic country people should be allowed to express themselves without threats. Should be public debate. Pres. Moi is against multi-party for time being. Ayah: building primary requirements of a country is no room for multiplicity of parties. Mathai: shouldn't allow too many parties - perhaps ideal is 2. OTN:CLN017/90VH0175

Broadcast history

27 Apr 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Colin Blane (int)

Wagari Mathai (Speaker)

Martin Shikuku (Speaker)

Bedan Nbugwa (Speaker)

Wilson Ayah (Speaker)

Gibson Kuria (Speaker).

Programme Catalogue - Details: 27 March 199019900327

BBC Programme Number: 44SX9231

Notes: CAIRS 449231

Next in series: 25 April 1990

Previous in series: 15 February 1990

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SBH:Cecil Parkinson, Transport Secretary, talks about the new transport measures for London he'd just announced. Ref. to plan for Red Routes. From The World Tonight.

PRE:Government is spending vast sums on transport in and around London. Describes Labour spokesman John Prescott's response to the proposals as "just tripe". New plan for Red Routes in London. Want balance between public and private transport in London. Brief for new appointment of Traffic Director to oversee overall strategy in London. OTN:YLN920/90VH0132 TXN/TDT:R4 27-Mar-1990 CON:PARKINSON Cecil (spkr) MACLEOD Alexander (int)

Broadcast history

27 Mar 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alexander Macleod (int)

Cecil Parkinson (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 28 June 199019900628

BBC Programme Number: 48SX2032

Notes: CAIRS 482032

Next in series: 29 June 1990

Previous in series: 26 June 1990

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SBH:African medical student at Leipzig University, talks about racial abuse in E.Germany. Interviewer: Max Easterman. From The World Tonight.

PRE:Moore: examples of abuse and attacks on her; since reunificaiton process began everyone feels free to feel what they want - including racist. OTN:YLN90/90VH0264 TXN/TDT:R4 28-Jun-1990 CON:MOORE Deborah (spkr) EASTERMAN Max (int)

Broadcast history

28 Jun 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Max Easterman (int)

Deborah Moore (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 29 January 199019900129

BBC Programme Number: 40SX6999

Notes: CAIRS 406999

Next in series: 31 January 1990

Previous in series: 25 January 1990

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SBH:Leader of National Peasants' Party interviewed on political situation and own party's relations with ruling National Salvation Front. Interviewer: Paul Reynolds.

PRE:Hopes country advancing towards democracy - ""it's my country...I want to work for democracy"". NPP members assaulted and beaten with chains - ""ill omen"". Opposition parties not represented in mass media - can't put their case before people. NSF should be separated from government. ""I fear the worst"" if problem not resolved. NSF will use any means to stay in power. In free election, NPP would ""win hands down"". TXN/TDT:R4 29-Jan-1990 CON:RATIU Ion (spkr) REYNOLDS Paul(int)

Broadcast history

29 Jan 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Paul Reynolds (int)

Ion Ratiu (Speaker).

Media: CD

Programme Catalogue - Details: 29 June 199019900629

BBC Programme Number: 55SX9806

Notes: CAIRS 559806

Next in series: 03 July 1990

Previous in series: 28 June 1990

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SBH:Former Prime Minister talks about common currency and Mrs. Thatcher's attitude to Europe. Interviewer: Robin Lustig. From The World Tonight.

PRE:Lustig: Heath has referred to Thatcher's policy on Europe as "So much nattering" in speech he gave in Edinburgh. Heath: simplicity of common currency; does not think Deutschmark would become the common currency, it would be the ecu; Major's proposals for hard ecu - pleased if this means Thatcher has recognised that there WILL be a common currency; if governments don't do it they will be under pressure to do it from businessmen and tourists; does believe Thatcher's attitude is damagaing interests of the country. TXN/TDT:R4 29-Jun-1990 CON:HEATH Edward (spkr) LUSTIG Robin (int)

Broadcast history

29 Jun 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Robin Lustig (int)

Edward Heath (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 29 October 199019901029

BBC Programme Number: 52SX4849

Notes: CAIRS 524849

Next in series: 29 October 1990

Previous in series: 24 October 1990

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SBH:Secretary of State for the Environment interviewed about Britain being given longer to curb carbon dioxide emissions than most EC countries. Interviewer: Alex Kirby. Introduced by Richard Kershaw. From The World Tonight.

PRE:Kershaw: at meeting of European Community Environment Ministers, UK has been allowed to keep its target of reducing carbon dioxide emissions to 1990 levels by 2005, while most other EC countries will commit to year 2000. Patten: it's not one country against 11; 4 countries have no targets at all; continues to defend UK's position; it is not affected by impending privatisation of UK electricity supply. OTN:CLN90/044VH0441 TXN/TDT:R4 29-Oct-1990

Broadcast history

29 Oct 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alex Kirby (int)

Chris Patten (Speaker)

Richard Kershaw (Speaker)

BBC Programme Number: 32SX5157

Notes: CAIRS 325157

Next in series: 06 November 1990

Previous in series: 29 October 1990

SBH:Iraqi invasion of Kuwait - new and report on UN vote to hold Iraq responsible for death and destruction arising from invasion of Kuwait. From The World Tonight.

PRE:Gunness: Iraq should be liable for 3rd party losses, should stop human rights abuse and respect obligations to foreign hostages. Further action will be taken if they don't comply. OTN:CLN044/90VH0441 TXN/TDT:R4 29-Oct-1990 CON:CORFIELD Corrie (rdr)....Newsreader GUNNESS Chris (spkr)....Reporter

Corrie Corfield (rdr)

Chris Gunness (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 31 January 199019900131

BBC Programme Number: 45SX8438

Notes: CAIRS 458438

Next in series: 07 February 1990

Previous in series: 29 January 1990

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SBH:Report by Michael Vestey on effect of democratic change on Czech media.

PRE:Vestey: Shock felt by both Communists and Civic Forum - radio and TV news similar to that in West. Queues in street for 'Express' - new tabloid newspaper. Man: 'Express' newspaper is good - sensational news. Pellar: 'Express' has nude photos on front page. Santowski: In past, even non-Communist press has been Party press. Would like to see completely independent press. Kramer: Own newspaper works from offices of old agricultural daily. Has 35 editors and reporters. Heuber: Not so easy for journalists to adjust to new freedom and responsibility. Skarlandtova: Revolution ""fantastic"" - cried tears of happiness. Is now proud to be TV worker - before, used to be ashamed. TXN/TDT:R4 31-Jan-1990

Broadcast history

31 Jan 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Michael Vestey (int)

Simon Pellar (Speaker)

Alexandr Kramer (Speaker)

Voytek Heuber (Speaker)

Stanislav Mundil (Speaker)

Michael Santowski (Speaker)

Marta Skarlandtova (Speaker).

Media: CD

Programme Catalogue - Station

Radio 4.

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