BBC Radio 4 Today

BBC Radio 4 Today

@BBCRadio4 flagship news programme, on air 6-9am weekdays and 7-9am on Saturday. Talk about the programme #R4Today

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"I think the court of public opinion is far more troubling for the Prime Minister" Lisa Nandy, Shadow Levelling Up Secretary, tells @bbcnickrobinson  the Sue Gray report shows that Boris Johnson cannot be trusted at the UK's most difficult time | #R4Today 

"If they go and win this and get three cups and 92 points, I think it'll be the most astonishing season" Former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder Steve McManaman speaks to @mikewills_sport  about Liverpool's chances ahead of tonight's Champions League final #R4Today 

"I don't think things are moving fast enough" Alaa Abdel Fattah is a British-Egyptian activist imprisoned in Egypt, who has been on hunger strike for 53 days. His sister Mona Seif tells @MishalHusain  the UK government is best placed to help him.

"We've got families who are worrying" Peter McQuillen Strong, Headteacher at Holy Family Primary School, says they were unsuccessful bidding for government money to help families in need during half term but they will be handing out food vouchers

"My heart breaks with theirs" Jennifer Hubbard's six-year-old daughter Catherine was killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school ten years ago She tells @bbcnickrobinson  that society must address its moral compass to tackle gun violence

"This should be a wake-up call for national and state legislators to finally come together and do something" Joaquin Castro, Democrat Congressman for Texas, tells @amolrajan  he is heartbroken by a shooting at a primary school in the US state. | #R4Today 

"He's going to have to do more and it's going to cost more" Paul Massara, former Chief Executive of Npower, tells @bbcnickrobinson  that it would be natural for the Chancellor to target the oil and gas sector with a windfall tax. | #R4Today 

Skipping meals so your children can eat "changes you fundamentally as a person" says campaigner Jack Monroe@BootstrapCook  as she meets a food bank user who says he and his wife have done just that. #R4Today 


"Brexit is like giving up a three-course meal... for the promise of a packet of crisps in the future." Sir Martin Donnelly from the department for international trade says the arithmetic of Brexit just "doesn't add up" #r4today 

"It breaks my heart" Actress Siobhan McSweeney, who plays Sister Michael in Derry Girls, says that it was 'incredibly poignant' that the characters are filled with hope for peace at the end of the sitcom Full Interview: #R4Today 

'Do I need a British accent?' is interviewed by Prince Harry for his guest edit of . In this warm-up, the prince jokingly warns the ex-president he'll get "the face" if he pauses too long between answers #r4today 

We've been hearing from artists and writers about moments in their lives that brought comfort, while the world is a bit bleak. For Grief Awareness Week, we heard from actor, comedian and writer @robdelaney , about how his perspective on hope changed, after losing his son #R4Today 

Roald Dahl originally wanted Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to be black #r4today 

"That's a ludicrous assertion" @DominicRaab  denies pamphlet he co-authored – suggesting 2/3 hospitals could be run privately or not for profit – would encourage US trade interest in the NHS #r4today  | | @bbcnickrobinson 

Anders Tegnell, Sweden's State Epidemiologist, says his country will continue avoiding lockdown & he's in favour of relaxing more, telling elderly people "you don't need to completely isolate anymore...just avoid big gatherings, keep a distance" #R4Today 

"Are you suggesting the shells that are flattening Ukrainian cities are being fired by Ukrainians?" @bbcnickrobinson  challenges Putin loyalist Maria Butina, member of the State Duma, over Russia's war in Ukraine. Listen to the full interview here:

“I can’t substantiate that” Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab is challenged by @bbcnickrobinson  over Boris Johnson’s unsubstantiated claim that Keir Starmer failed to take action against Jimmy Savile as Director of Public Prosecutions