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Agincourt 600, Tax Credits & the Thompson Twins on Monday Matters

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Monday Matters for 26th October. On the evening in which the Lords debate and vote on cuts to tax credits in the House of Lords – we will bring you the latest live coverage and results. Peers have the power to block or delay the Conservative plans.

Also to mark the 600th anniversary of Agincourt, Jason speaks to the author and historian Ian Mortimer who wrote a book which covers the year 1415 including that now victory.

In our Night-Time News Report: Processed meat can cause bowel cancer – that’s according to the World Health Organisation which published a report today warning of the dangers of eating too much red & processed meat. We have a full report after 8.

Our featured group tonight is the Thompson Twins – as Peter Dodd, guitarist with the group has his birthday tomorrow.

In music news: Kyra has news on David Bowie; the MTV Europe Music Awards & Adele.

Also after 9pm – MC Jezza Fellows returns with his Downton Abbey update

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Monday Matters with Mi6 Secret Agent Matthew Dunn

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On Monday Matters Jason bring the usual features including: The World Tonight and Not in the news. Jason talks to former British Secret Intelligence Service agent Matthew Dunn. Matthew left Mi6 and has turned his attention to writing espionage novels – “The Spy House” – is out soon.

The featured group tonight is Erasure – we’ve got 4 no stop pop songs just after 8 – all from Is Andy Bell & Vince Clarke.

In our Night-Time News Report – Britain’s last remaining lion tamer has said he’s determined to keep touring the UK – despite increasing opposition from animal rights campaigners, politicians and celebrities. Thomas Chipperfield’s travelling circus summer tour of Wales has been dogged by issues, with protesters picketing almost every venue and using “intimidation tactics” to stop the performances.

Kyra brings us news from the X-Factor about a possible new song from Adele.

And MC Jezza Fellows returns with our Downton Abbey update.

Monday Matters with Midge Ure & Ultravox

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On tonight’s Monday Matters Jason speaks to Affelia Wibisono who is a presenter at the Peter Harrison planetarium located in the Royal Museums Greenwich about Mars, Pluto and the new film that’s been released called The Martian.

The featured group this week is Ultravox as singer-songwriter Midge Ure celebrates his

In tonight’s music news Kyra brings us news about Glastonbury; news about Justin Biebier’s new album and why you might have heard a bit of slip not on Dr Who. this weekend.

In Not In The News – Kyra reveals which part of the UK has the biggest bra size as well as explaining to Jason the bra size system…with varying degrees of success.

In our Night-Time Report – the chancellor George Osborne has staked his political reputation on creating a Northern Powerhouse. He spoke at the conservative party conference in Manchester today – more after 8pm.

And in the final hour MC Jezza Fellows returns with his Downton Abbey update.

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.