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The Bigger Picture: Why Vote, It Only Encourages Them!

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Why Vote, It Only Encourages Them!
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at the latest development in the UK General Election. Why will Nigel Farage not be voting and what will his standing down of so many candidates mean? Why will the election be won or lost in England? How accurate are the pollsters likely to be? What will be in the party manifestoes?
Guest:

Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The world's first robotic milk round

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The world's first robotic milk round
Technology editor Steve Caplin ponders the feasibility of the first-ever robotic milk round in Milton Keynes. He also looks at Facebook's rebranding, the new Echo Dot, bad news for drone users, Google shaming slow websites, Trainline's automatic refunds and a way to turn any smartphone into a conventional computer for £150.
Guest:

Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: The Aeronauts

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: The Aeronauts
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office, where Joker tops the box office for a sixth successive week, breaking records not seen since Avatar did the same a decade ago. The Good Liar enters at #5 with Midway managing #6. For home viewing James recommends the Danny Boyle/Richard Curtis comedy Yesterday, an opinion seconded by presenter Simon Rose.
Guest:

James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: ITV, Vodafone, British Land & Burberry

Simon Rose
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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: ITV, Vodafone, British Land & Burberry
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks back at the latest news from ITV, Vodafone, British Land and Burberry. And he looks ahead to what we might expect when Easyjet, Kingfisher and Centrica report soon.
Guest:

Ian Forrest


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Simon Rose

How did we get here? A history of UK politics: The Commons Speaker

Simon Rose
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How did we get here? A history of the UK’s political parties.

How did we get here? A history of UK politics: The Commons Speaker
Simon Rose is joined by political commentator and author of The Groucho Tendency blog, Mike Indian, to discuss how UK politics has got to where it is today. In this episode, Simon and Mike discuss the history and role of the Commons Speaker.
Guest:

Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: The UK election; RIP Vladimir Bukovsky & the lessons of Germany's currency collapses

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The UK election; RIP Vladimir Bukovsky & the lessons of Germany's currency collapses
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at some of the more unusual aspects of the UK General Election, now five weeks away. He also looks at the life of former Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky and his role in the demise of the USSR and considers what lessons we might usefully learn from the two currency collapses suffered by Germany in the past century.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: IAG, M&S, Mothercare, Imperial & Rolls

Simon Rose
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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: IAG, M&S, Mothercare, Imperial & Rolls
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at IAG's takeover of Air Europa, Mothercare putting its UK business into administration and news from Marks & Spencer, Imperial Brands and Rolls Royce. He also looks ahead to expected figures from Taylor Wimpey, Wincanton and British Land.
Guest:

Ian Forrest


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Simon Rose

Business of Film: Stephen King's Doctor Sleep

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Business Of Film

Business of Film: Stephen King's Doctor Sleep
James Cameron-Wilson on the UK box office chart, where Joker reigns supreme for a fifth week, the first film to do so since Avatar a decade ago. Stephen King's Doctor Sleep can only make #4 while Ken Loach's Sorry We Missed You enters at #9. For home release, James recommends British drama The Souvenir.
Guest:

James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: AI job interviewers

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: AI job interviewers
Steve Caplin laments the arrival of AI job interviewers at Unilever, while an Estonian company is using AI for workers after a pay rise. You could get £100,000 to be the face of a series of humanoid robots, get a camera drone to direct part of your movie, play an app game in real-world streets, trim your hedges and garden with a new device, get an ebike with facial recognition unlocking or order the tallest and widest business jet ever.
Guest:

Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: The General Election, Keith Vaz and a new speaker

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The General Election, Keith Vaz and a new speaker
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at how the general election he predicted at the beginning of the year finally came about, at some of the MPs who are standing down (and some who aren't) and at the departure of John Bercow as Speaker. He discusses the suspension of Keith Vaz, the most severe ever that will have no effect thanks to the election. And he looks at which might happen when the country goes to the polls.
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Mike Indian


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