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The Bigger Picture: C-19's 2nd wave & political economy, Starmer getting Labour together & Grayson Perry

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: C-19's 2nd wave & political economy, Starmer getting Labour together & Grayson Perry
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the problematic nature of political economy as the Government prepares for the second wave of the coronavirus. He discusses Sir Keir Starmer's "conference" speech and how Labour is beginning to get its act together. And he muses on political psychology in the wake of comments from Grayson Perry about the degrees of openness shown by those on opposite sides of the political spectrum.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Business of Film: Bill & Ted Face The Music, The Devil All The Time & Barking Dogs Never Bite

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Bill & Ted Face The Music, The Devil All The Time & Barking Dogs Never Bite
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the latest UK box office chart, where - in the absence of other blockbusters - Tenet still reigns supreme. He reviews the cinema return of Bill & Ted in Bill & Ted Face The Music. For home viewing he looks at the Netflix new release The Devil All The Time from Antonio Campos and delights in the first feature from Parasite director Boon Joon Ho, Barking Dogs Never Bite.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: New Covid rules, Kingfisher, Whitbread & Pets at Home

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: New Covid rules, Kingfisher, Whitbread & Pets at Home
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at the effect on the market of the Government's new rules on Covid-19. He also reflects on recent good company news from Kingfisher (owner of B&Q and Screwfix) and Pets at Home, as well as a less optimistic report from Whitbread, Britain's biggest hotel group. Looking ahead, he considers what might be expected when we hear from Boohoo and Compass.
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Ian Forrest


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The daftest scientific studies of the year

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The daftest scientific studies of the year
Steve Caplin reveals some of the IgNobel prizewinners for the daftest scientific studies. Also the new Playstation and an upgrade to Oculus Quest, robot shelf stackers in Japan, economically-sound pellet guns, Amazon's patent for a burglar deterrent, Wikipedia's positive effect on tourism (except in the Netherlands) and why a second-hand TV has been causing havoc to broadband in a Welsh village.
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Steve Caplin


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Ocado & The Hut Group

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Ocado & The Hut Group
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks at recent numbers from Ocado, which has just begun its tie-up with Marks & Spencer, replacing its longstanding relationship with Waitrose. He also looks at the arrival on the stock market of the multi-billion e-commerce company The Hut Group. Looking ahead, he considers what we might expect from water companies United Utilities and Pennon, as well as retailer Kingfisher and conglomerate Smiths Group.
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Graham Spooner


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The Bigger Picture: The psychology of investing and the madness of markets

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The psychology of investing and the madness of markets
Tim Price of Price Value Partners looks at the psychology of money and investment as discussed in The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel. With reference to Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett, he discusses why patience, time and compounding are the investor's friend. He gives his opinion on the current irrational state of markets, particularly those linked to tech companies from the viewpoint of a patient, value investor concerned with absolute rather than relative returns. And he explains why he so often invokes the films of John Carpenter when discussing modern markets.
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Tim Price


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The Business of Film: The Broken Hearts Gallery, This Gun For Hire, Cuties

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: The Broken Hearts Gallery, This Gun For Hire, Cuties
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office, where Tenet still rules supreme. He reviews two current cinema releases, The Broken Hearts Gallery and Sally Potter's The Roads Not Taken. For home viewing he looks at the restored Blu-Ray release of the 1942 Alan Ladd/Veronica Lake film noir This Gun For Hire and Netflix's controversial Paris-set movie Cuties about the sexualisation of children.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Life on Venus, death on Earth

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Life on Venus, death on Earth
Technology editor Steve Caplin looks at the latest products from Apple, marvels at news of probable life on Venus, asks how you can locate human bodies in a forest, scoffs at the usability of Britbox for its main purpose, admires a face mask that incorporates air conditioning, praises scientists helping robots and amputees to feel pain, approves of the world's first portable MRI brain scanner and gushes over the Oceanbird sailing ship, providing a more environmentally-friendly freight solution.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Robots galore, mushroom leather and interactive paper

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Robots galore, mushroom leather and interactive paper
Share Radio's technology editor goes robot crazy, with robots deployed in care homes, serving in restaurants, triaging hospital patients and defending American Air Force bases. There's even a robot dog to make yourself that fits into the palm of your hand. There are unstaffed digital supermarkets in Sweden, a worldwide scam involving seeds, leather made of mushrooms and a way of making paper interactive.
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Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: UK unemployment, UK/EU negotiations & unintended consequences

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: UK unemployment, UK/EU negotiations & unintended consequences
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the Chancellor's new Kickstart scheme to get young people into work and asks whether it's a plan for the future or the past. He assesses whether there could be a breakthrough in UK/EU negotiations and explains why this one will not go right down to the wire. And, in the light of American left-wing protests, he wonders if - by the law of unintended consequences - the protesters might not bring about that which they least want.
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Professor Tim Evans


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