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James Bond & Tom Briggs talks everest on Monday Matters radio show

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On Monday Matters tonight the latest James Bond song for Spectre was released on Friday – It’s called Writing’s On The Wall and sang by Sam Smith. We’ll have a bit of a Bond themed show and play four Bond songs which cover 4 decades – from the 60s to the 90s.

In our music Kyra has news on James Bay; Taylor Swift and the Strokes.

MC Jezza Fellowes returns with his Downton Abbey update.

In our Night-Time News report – Saudi Arabia is one of the most prolific executioners in the world and currently has 21 year old Ali Mohammed al-Nimr is awaiting execution and crucifixion – for speaking out against the Saudi regime when he as 17. Jason speaks to Kate Higham from the human right charity Reprieve after 8pm.

And a couple of weeks ago the film Everest starring Jake Gyllenhaal was released across the UK. Tonight Jason McCrossan speaks to Tom Briggs – who has climbed some of the toughest mountains around the world and find out what it takes to climb every mountain.

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@Reprieve Kate Higham discusses the arrest of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr

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Ali Mohammed al-Nimr was arrested in 2012 for taking part in pro-democracy protests in Saudi Arabia when he was just 17 years old and was sentenced to death by beheading and crucifixion on 27 May 2014.

Experts, including the UN’s special rapporteur on extrajudicial or arbitrary executions Christof Heyns said imposing the death penalty on someone who was a child at the time of offending and after allegations of torture was “incompatible with Saudi Arabia’s international obligations”.

Jason McCrossan spoke to @Reprieve spokesperson Kate Higham who explains exactly what happened to Ali and what action needs to be taken now to save his life.