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The Bigger Picture: Labour leadership; Brexit countdown; Trump impeachment

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Labour leadership; Brexit countdown; Trump impeachment
Mike Indian, political journalist and author of the Groucho Tendency blog, is in the studio talking about the latest from the Labour leadership election with Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy on to the ballot and left-leaning Jess Phillips dropping out. Meanwhile, John Bercow's peerage is in doubt. Mike also looks ahead to what we can expect from Brexit this year and the impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump.

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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead - Fevertree, ASOS, EasyJet

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead - Fevertree, ASOS, EasyJet
Joe Healey of The Share Centre talks through the latest numbers from former flavour of the month, Fevertree, as well as Burbury, EasyJet and ASOS. He then looks ahead to what we might expect from Royal Dutch Shell and Unilever.

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The Business of Film: Just Mercy and The Farewell

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Just Mercy and The Farewell
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the latest UK box office figures, noting that World War 1 Oscars favorite 1917 is set to smash records while Will Smith's latest blockbuster Bad Boys for Life fails to live up to its predecessors. Bombshell and Just Mercy both give strong showings. For home viewing, James recommends comedy-drama The Farewell.
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James Cameron Wilson


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Huawei or the highway

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Huawei or the highway
Steve Caplin asks whether we should be worried about Chinese telecom manufacturer Huawei's plans to build part of the UK's 5G network following a warning from the US. Steve also takes a closer look at the latest car tech - something that's helped Elon Musk's Tesla to a whopping $100 billion valuation.
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Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: UK global exports; Iran & Oman; Sir Roger Scruton RIP

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: UK global exports; Iran & Oman; Sir Roger Scruton RIP
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University discusses ONS figures showing that non-EU exports are growing five times faster than those heading to the EU. He also turns his attention to the Middle East, wondering what might be the result of recent events involving Iran and looks at Oman, broker to the Iran nuclear deal, where the modernising Sultan has just died after ruling for 50 years. Lastly, he assesses the importance of the recently-deceased philosopher Sir Roger Scruton.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Business of Film: 1917

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: 1917
James Cameron-Wilson examines the UK box office where the new #1 film is the awards-laden 1917 from Sir Sam Mendes. Little Women climbs to #2 while James also highlights Kristen Stewart's new film Seberg at a lowly #19 in the chart. He also reviews Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems although, being a Netflix movie, it has no chart ranking. For home release, he discusses Pedro Almodovar's Pain and Glory starring Antonio Banderas before touching on the staidness of the Oscar nominations.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: AB Foods, Whitbread, Boohoo & Persimmon

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: AB Foods, Whitbread, Boohoo & Persimmon
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at the recent GDP and inflation figures. He also examines company news from Associated British Foods, Whitbread, Boohoo and Persimmon. He then looks ahead to what we might expect from Easyjet, Burberry and Marston's.
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Ian Forrest


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The armchair Segway

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The armchair Segway
Steve Caplin looks at some of the weirdest ideas at the CES, including Segway's 24 mph armchair, augmented reality windscreens, a robotic chef that can't open the fridge and a loo-roll-fetching bear. He also covers a lung kit for snorkelers powered by the swimmer's legs; the Fingerbot for pressing buttons on dumb devices; the headphones that turn into loudspeakers; and how to get a VR theatre experience without leaving home.
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Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: US-Iran tensions; Labour leadership contest & the new Parliament

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: US-Iran tensions; Labour leadership contest & the new Parliament
Political commentator and author of the Groucho Tendency blog Mike Indian talks to Simon Rose about the political ramifications across Europe of the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. He looks at the various candidates vying for leadership of the Labour Party, how the process works and how the party might recover from its election defeat. And he discusses the different nature of Parliament with a new Speaker and a Conservative majority.
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Mike Indian


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The uncomfortable lavatory

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The uncomfortable lavatory
Steve Caplin looks at a lavatory intended to discourage employees from sitting there for long. He also covers Facebook banning deep fakes for the US election (but not shallow ones); Microsoft's new Xbox; breathalyser strips to test the skin rather than breath; robots painting white lines on motorways; how to stop your drink freezing while ice fishing; and reducing water use in showers.
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Steve Caplin


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