Today - 13/06/2009

Presented by James Naughtie and Edward Stourton. Jon Leyne reports on complaints of a number of voting irregularities in the Iranian presidential elections. Political correspondent Tim Iredale investigates claims that there is a group of Labour MPs who will not be reconciled to the prime minister's leadership. Are aid agencies still finding it difficult to operate in Zimbabwe? Jasmine Whitbread, of Save the Children UK, discusses what more can be done to help their work. Yesterday in Parliament with Mark D'Arcy. Richard Hurley, of the UK fraud prevention service Cifas, discusses why cases of 'takeover fraud' in the UK have increased by 75 per cent in the last year. Michael Clarke, of the Royal United Services Institute, and Mohammed Ayub, a spokesman for Muslim youth magazine The Revival, discuss if the UK faces a new generation of more sophisticated terrorists. Psychologist Alexandra Horowitz discusses if the sheepish look a dog pulls when it's in the dog house really is a look of guilt. Thought for the day with Reverend Joel Edwards, international director of Micah Challenge. Correspondent Mike Thomson presents an undercover report from Zimbabwe in which he looks at the collapse of the country's health system. The BBC is not allowed to operate legally in Zimbabwe so many of the names of people Mike interviewed have been changed and some locations omitted in order to protect those he spoke to. Professor Ali Ansar and former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski discuss the election results in Iran. WH Smith has done a deal with BAA to give it an exclusive presence as a bookseller. Melissa Shales, of the British Guild of Travel Writers, discusses if this deal if fair. The first ever performance by a Saudi female comic in Saudi Arabia has taken place. Reporter Zubeida Malik speaks to Noufie, the groundbreaking comic. Sunand Prasad, of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and former Housing and Planning Minister Nick Raynsford discuss plans for Chelsea Barracks. What is life really like in Zimbabwe? Foreign Office Minister for Africa Mark Malloch-Brown discusses how problems with life expectancy, the health service and the education system can be addressed. Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen considers if things are really beginning to change in the region. Why is it that centre right parties will dominate the new European Parliament? Labour MP Denis MacShane and Neal Lawson, of Compass, discuss the future of the left.


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