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Hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers


With me are the political commentator Jo Phillips


and Benedicte Paviot, who's the UK correspondent for France 24.


Tomorrow's front pages starting with...


The Sunday Express says the Portuguese detective who led


attempts to find Madeline McCann will release a new book


on the investigation, bringing fresh anguish to the family.


The Sunday Mail says the BBC will be forbidden to


schedule primetime programmes at the same time as its rivals,


The Sunday Telegraph also leads with the


BBC's Royal Charter, saying the corporation will face more checks


The Times says the new Israeli Ambassador to Britain has


That's where we start, we are expecting the Charter renewal white


paper in the next couple of weeks from the government. Some suggestion


as to what might be in it, this is the Sunday mail's take on it. The


suggestion that rivals will be allowed to schedule when they want


to put programmes on and the BBC will have to move there is. Which is


extraordinary. This is clearly a leak because it's not just four or


five pages in The Mail on Sunday -- theirs. These are unprecedented new


checks. That white paper I gather is due to be published on May the 12.


One of the examples that the Mail on Sunday gives is for example Strictly


Come Dancing will not be able to be in the prime Saturday night slot


because it's causing problems for its rival, X Factor. This is


extraordinary. What's the BBC is supposed to do? One of our Twitter


viewers, Tim Joshua, says what will happen to the Paper Review, will


that have to change because it clashes with another channel? As


popular as we are and as much as we love the Paper Review, I don't think


we are as big as Britain's Got Talent. I was talking about paper


reviews at a similar time on another channel. I see, I'm a bit slow. The


BBC shouldn't be promoting itself with trailers. The BBC has been


accused in the past at times of being aggressively commercial, and


having the advantage of a licence fee, which commercial TV networks


don't have. There is an argument, the counterargument is that instead


of chasing audiences and going up against X factor and Strictly, you


should be spending licence payers' money on high-quality drama and


documentaries and things like that -- X Factor. Rather than going for


bums on seats and big ratings. Then we have the reverse of that, if the


quality isn't good enough then the Sunday Telegraph said the BBC would


face checks into how well its programmes are performing. Also


there's the suggestion that the next charter will be for an 11 year


period. That's the best that came from the House of Lords, taking


charter renewal out of sync with the election cycle. It is the second


longest ever if this is right, because in 1981 Margaret Thatcher


gave the corporation 15 years. It is to break that sync with fixed term


parliaments so it stops becoming a political battle. It gives the BBC


more certainty over funding, so we know at the moment it is taking on


costs from the government in the form of the over 75s licence fee.


This will please many who think the BBC has got too big and too


imperial. And it's not doing enough distinctive programming and trying


to compete too much with whether its ITV or Skype or Amazon in fact. --


it's. The 15 year guarantee... 11 year charter renewal. Yes, as the


Sunday Telegraph says, that will relieve the anxiety is among BBC


executives. It gives some certainty that the anxiety among. It will get


a re-examination after five years anyway -- the anxiety among. There


are some areas where the BBC is trying to copy too much or have too


much rivalry. If all of this is true it does seem like it is coming down


to hard on the BBC. Many people would disagree. People do disagree.


A lot of other channels across the world do this. Let's stay with the


Telegraph. The PM's academy deal for rebels. The idea that all state


schools in England should become academies is not going down well in


some Conservative seats, Jo. It's not going down anywhere particularly


well. It's not going down well with teachers, it's not going down well


with local authorities. A report out last week said local authorities...


Schools run by local authorities are doing much better. Better than they


were? Better than they were and better than academies. The real


problem has come for David Cameron in the form that he's facing a


massive rebellion. The leader of Kent county council, which still has


the 11 plus in fact, was very, very heavily critical the other day. This


is about rural schools who could face closure if they're not


supported by the local authority. They could close. Then you got the


cost of rural transport, the death of small villages and things. It is


popular with some, because some parents really want their school to


have control over their own budgets? Yes, some do. There's a


growing mood... And we see here after Morgan was heckled actually at


that conference, that the national association of head teachers has now


voted in favour of considering industrial action in protest at all


schools becoming academies. They could shut for a day or so. The


Observer now, anti-Semitism row could hit poll hopes, Siddique Khan,


the Labour candidate for London mayor. It is feasible that Jewish


people in London might turn away from the Labour Party. This is an


interview with the Observer. With only four days to go until the


mayoral action in London, we must remember there are other elections,


but this is damaging to Labour. Sadik Khan is worried tens of


thousands of Jewish voters in the capital may feel unable to back


him. With Ken Livingstone's remarks about Zionism and Hitler, this story


has been running since Thursday morning. We have this enquiry led by


Shanle chakra party, a very respected director of the Civil


Liberties group Liberty, but that will take time. It's interesting


because in an interview with the Jewish Chronicle, Khan said Labour


had to move away from its unacceptable anti-Jewish stance. He


was saying that a year ago. He also took quite happily the endorsement


of Ken Livingstone when he was standing to beam Labour's mayoral


candidate in the London elections. That to be. If it runs for this many


days it has become the story, as Alistair Campbell said, and has


become the centre of it -- to be. Staying with the Observer, the UK in


the throes of a housing crisis. That's alarming in a country like


this were four in ten say they don't believe they will ever own a home,


it's a bit of a national obsession, which must look ridiculous in France


from times. Certainly very different because in France really you


rent... Some people buy but the custom is to rent. It does seem


somewhat of an obsession. It's very worrying, it's clearly a housing


crisis, it's been important at the last general election and it is


certainly very important there is certainly very important there's no


doubt in London. It is overpriced and overcrowded. So many governments


have said they know the need to tackle it, not just this one but


before it the coalition and labour, it's an issue of supply and aren't.


It has become a crisis but the Guardian and the Observer are


obsessed with house prices, in the way that the Daily Express used to


be, and to a certain extent this is a London centric storage. But London


is the capital of England, and you are looking into a problem now that


isn't so much about buying a house or getting on the ladder, it's the


astronomical cost of private rent -- a London centric story. You've got a


triple whammy, no housing and the right to buy council housing. You


have council houses going up a staggering rate. House prices as


well. No government did anything to stop the buy to let boom. We do have


helped to buy, we have helped to buy ices where the government will


contribute to savings and the shared ownership idea. -- ISAs. Sometimes


it's not as difficult as the media would imply to get onto the housing


ladder. That's right. It does seem to be a real London problem and it's


a serious London problem because the workers can no longer afford on


their meagre salaries to live in London. Or even on a fairly decent


salary by national standards. Sunday Times, MPs summoned the no green


from Monaco after the BHS collapse. Tell us about this -- Tina Green.


This is slightly disingenuous, the headline, when you read the story.


It's intended she will be called to give evidence to MPs after the


collapse of BHS. There are two select committees, the Work and


Pensions and business and innovation who have written to her husband, Sir


Philip, asking him to appear, and last night both committees said they


wanted to invite Lady Green... She lives in Monaco, is a Monaco


resident, and is the owner of the retail empire run by Sir Philip.


According to the Mail and the googling we've been doing. Her


husband runs it and she owns it, it's a perfectly legitimate way of


organising things. But we know this high-street brand is in deep


trouble. Terrible trouble, and has been for some times. There's nothing


that can force you to go to a Select Committee. But it is very poor form


not to attend. And when you're British, it's not somebody who is


foreign Nationals wherever you pay your taxes -- a foreign national.


Let's look at a very exciting story. Not the housing prices. A


city on tenterhooks. This afternoon Leicester City can complete


football's greatest fairy tale with an unlikely first league triumph,


excitement is at fever pitch as they go to Old Trafford. An amazing


story, little Leicester have done so well this season. Leicester City, in


the relegation zone last year, and they are now poised to take the


league. It's fantastic. If they beat Manchester United tomorrow afternoon


then they have done it and they still have two games in hand. It's


great because it's what football is about, it's about the little guy


coming up and it's lovely. Chelsea have sunk right down, Manchester


United have had a terrible up and down season. It's really shaken it


up and they've done it with great grace and their manager, Ranieri, is


just fantastic and an example to so many other money managers. I'm


delighted and I'm sorry to know that I can't get a Vardycino, in a coffee


bar there, cappuccino subtly modified so the chocolate powder


settles to form an uncanny silhouette of Jamie Vardy on the


froth. He won't be on the froth because he won't be playing


tomorrow. He will be on the bench because he is banned. What caught my


eye is the ?2 bet on Leicester that could net ?45,000. A gambler that


that to pounce on them winning the Premier League, and also Bayern


Munich winning the Champions League, so this could net him


?45,000. The double it up with the Bayern one. There's a Leicester fan


called John, editor-in-chief of the Bloomberg News, former editor of the


Economist, he's kicking himself for missing out on a ?110,000 win. Why?


For the last 20 years he has put a ?20 bet on Leicester taking the


title but this year he didn't. Why? Because he moved to New York, the


big bad apple. What a missed opportunity. We had a very large, so


large it is rather vulgar in scale, an 8-foot flag that will be from our


window if they are successful tomorrow. Will you be drinking any


Vardycinos? Absolutely. I'm always thrilled when Lester's teams do very


well. Of course I am. The Tigers doing well as well. That's the


papers tonight. -- Leicester's teams. Coming up next it is The Film


Review. Thank you for joining me.


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