BBC Radio 4 Today Programme Records At Town Hall

Updated 3pm Tuesday 6 September

BBC Radio 4’s flagship news and current affairs programme Today recorded a special event at Town Hall Birmingham on Monday 5 September 2011.

The event, highlights of which are being broadcast on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 this week, was chaired by presenter James Naughtie.

More information on the debate can be found on the Today programme website.

Confirmed panel members:

Chris Sims, Chief Constable West Midlands Police
Roger Graef OBE, Criminologist and Filmmaker
Dan Diamond, Manchester Probation’s Multi Agency Coordinator for Gun and Gang
Maxie Hayles, Chairman of Birmingham Racial Attacks Monitoring Unit
Javed Khan, Chief Executive Victim Support
Dame Clare Tickell, Chief Executive Action for Children
Liam Nolan, the Head Teacher of Perry Beeches School
Charles Bailey, musician and founder of Don’t Shoot Campaign
Angie Hobbs, Philosopher
Ruth Lea, Director of Global Vision and Non-Executive Director and Economic Adviser to Arbuthnot Banking Group
Mike Whitby, Leader of Birmingham City Council

Please note this event has taken place

The event was live streamed via the Today programme website and discussions took place on Twitter using the hashtag #r4riots.

Launched on the BBC’s Home Service on 28 October 1957, the Today programme is Radio 4’s most popular programme and reaches an average of over seven million listeners every week.