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BBC Radio 4 Today

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Prince Philip's funeral "will be a celebration of a life well lived" General Sir Nick Carter, chief of defence staff, tells @Marthakearney  it will reflect "how much the armed forces loved and respect him" #R4Today 

"What we need is good behaviour in public life, not just following the rules" Sir David Normington, ex-Home Office permanent secretary, says it is "absolutely baffling" that a top official joined a financial firm while working for the government #R4Today 

"We've exhausted what we can accomplish with our military and it's time to turn the page" Ben Rhodes, who was a senior adviser to Barack Obama, says the US and UK have a duty to keep supporting the Afghan government and security forces financially.

"Even small numbers of variants can have the potential to spread relatively quickly" But Prof Kevin Fenton, London Regional Director for Public Health England, tells @JustinOnWeb  why people don't need to stay at home in surge testing areas #R4Today 

"Without plants, we are nothing" Jonathan Drori, author of Around the World in 80 Plants, gives his tribute to the humble houseplant Listen in full here: | | #R4Today  @jondrori  #80Plants 

"It is about enforceable rules but it’s also about principles" Lord Kerslake, ex-head of the civil service who has advised Labour, talks to @MishalHusain  about the Greensill Capital row #R4Today 

In the 70's, if you'd asked somebody if women tennis players will get equal prize money, "they would have laughed at us" @BillieJeanKing  talks to @KarthiSport  about setting an example for all female athletes #R4Today 

Could Prince Philip's funeral be a chance for Royal reconciliation? Sally Osman, the Queen's ex-press secretary, tells @Marthakearney : "This is a family coming together to mourn... I think we need to give the family the time to do what they need to do"


"One of the cards... Boris Johnson didn't hold up was the one saying "Because at Christmas you tell the truth" Actor Hugh Grant@HackedOffHugh , who wants people to vote tactically against Brexit, gives his view of the PM's version of the famous Love Actually cards scene

"I'm dumbfounded that this government won't release the report about Russian influence. Because every person who votes in this country deserves to see that report before your election happens" @HillaryClinton  tells us. #r4today  | #GE2019  |

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 

'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 

After contracting coronavirus, the poet @MichaelRosenYes  spent 48 days in intensive care. Now back at home, he has a message for all of those people who wished him well while in hospital. #R4Today 

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

“Which bit of EU law is stopping us improving education or tackling child poverty?” Brexit Party candidate Mike Greene after a long pause: "I haven't gone into the detail of specific laws." @rosschawkins  | #r4today  |

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