Best of TodayAuthor: BBC Radio 4
18 Feb 2018

Best of Today

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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme

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    Placido Domingo on Puccini's Tosca

    It's not far off half a century since Placido Domingo sang for the first time in this country, as the hero - Cavaradossi - in Puccini's Tosca. No opera singer in our time has sung so many roles to such acclaim nor given so many performances. Soon it will be 4000. And still, in his late 70s, he's singing - and conducting. He's in London now to conduct that same opera,Tosca, at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Jim Naughtie's been speaking to him about why it still matters so much to him. (Image: Placido Domingo, credit: Getty Images)

  • Posted on 16 Feb 2018

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    Friday's business with Rob Young

    Businesses propose plan to solve UK trade deadlock with EU after Brexit

  • Posted on 16 Feb 2018

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    Homeless in Westminster

    On Wednesday morning a man who had been sleeping rough was found dead. His story is getting a lot of attention - and that's because of where he was sleeping - in an underground tunnel in Westminster that leads directly in to Parliament. (Image: Homeless person at Westminster, credit: Getty Images)

  • Posted on 15 Feb 2018

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    Brexit and the job creation quandary

    More jobs are created in this country by small and medium sized businesses than all the big companies put together. But can companies cope with regulations out of Brussels? A survey carried out for Harvard Kennedy politics school suggests most SMEs want to stay in the customs union and the single market after Brexit. (Image: European flags, credit: Getty Images)

  • Posted on 15 Feb 2018

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    Thursday's business with Dharshini David

    Does GKN's plan to avoid a hostile takeover by Melrose look workable?

  • Posted on 15 Feb 2018

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