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The Bigger Picture: Has China killed Hong Kong, Labour's new direction and companies going woke

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Has China killed Hong Kong, Labour's new direction and companies going woke
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University says that China has killed Hong Kong but that, in the long run, it might have caused itself serious problems. He looks at the change of direction of the Labour Party under Sir Keir Starmer. And he explains why the corporate world going woke is not necessarily all bad news for capitalism.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Business of Film: Resistance, Laughter in Paradise and Netflix numbers

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Resistance, Laughter in Paradise and Netflix numbers
James Cameron-Wilson discusses the latest film news, with the planned openings of some UK cinemas being delayed. He reviews the true WW2 tale Resistance with Jesse Eisenberg, looks at Netflix unveiling its viewing figures and, with host Simon Rose, reviews the restoration of the 1951 British classic Laughter in Paradise, starring Alastair Sim.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Delivery drones riding buses and self-driving beds

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Delivery drones riding buses and self-driving beds
Steve Caplin takes a look at the latest gadgets and gizmos, which include self-driving hospital beds and a way for drones to extend their range – by hitching a ride on buses! There's also NASA's Lunar Loo Challenge, paper wine bottles, an LED torch to improve eyesight, a waterproof and bulletproof backpack, controlling your Apple Watch through gestures and an electric motorbike that can power your house in the case of a blackout.
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Steve Caplin


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Markets, economic data, BP, Shell, Sainsbury's and ABF

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Markets, economic data, BP, Shell, Sainsbury's and ABF
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre discusses the state of the markets and the latest economic data. He looks at recent news from oil majors BP and Shell, as well as Sainsbury's and Associated British Foods, owners of Primark. Looking ahead, he suggests what we might expect to hear from J D Sports and house builders Barratt Developments and Persmimmon.
Guest:

Ian Forrest


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The Bigger Picture: Relaxing lockdown, UK councils face bankruptcy & Sunak's due stimulus statement

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Relaxing lockdown, UK councils face bankruptcy &  Sunak's due stimulus statement
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at the latest relaxation of the lockdown rule and changes to social distancing. He discusses how toxic the allegations about Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick could be, how UK councils could face bankruptcy over Covid-19 and looks ahead to what we might expect from Rishi Sunak's next stimulus statement.
Guest:

Mike Indian


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The Business of Film: True History of the Kelly Gang & The Ground Beneath My Feet

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The Business of Film: True History of the Kelly Gang & The Ground Beneath My Feet
James Cameron-Wilson brings us the latest news about the reopening of Britain's cinemas. He gives us the latest international box office figures, showing which films are doing best in those territories where cinemas are operating. And he reviews the Austrian film The Ground Beneath My Feet and True History of the Kelly Gang, starring 1917's George MacKay.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Segway R.I.P.

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Segway R.I.P.
Share Radio's technology editor bemoans the demise of Segway and its chequered history. He discusses Apple's new operating system, its switch away from Intel chips and the Apple Watch's way of telling you if you haven't washed your hands for long enough. There's also a tethered balloon ride to space, NASAs $23m space toilet, the Amazon Echo Auto for the car, real-time translation earbuds and a reusable electronic firework.
Guest:

Steve Caplin


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Royal Mail, Auto Trader & Easyjet

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Royal Mail, Auto Trader & Easyjet
Graham Spooner of the investment research team at The Share Centre looks at recent news from Royal Mail, Auto Trader and Easyjet. He also looks ahead, wondering what we might expect to hear when we get statements from Sainsbury's, Associated British Foods (owners of Primark) and Rolls-Royce.
Guest:

Graham Spooner


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The Bigger Picture: DfID, Nick Clegg and Facebook & the importance of "new" to the UK economy

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: DfID, Nick Clegg and Facebook & the importance of "new" to the UK economy
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the merger of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with the Department for International Development (DfID) and the reactions from across the political spectrum. He discusses Nick Clegg's work to fix Facebook and boost voter turnout in elections. And he explains why he believes that the word "new" is of such importance post Wave One of Covid-19 in this nation of shopkeepers.
Guest:

Professor Tim Evans


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Ashtead, Berkeley, Boohoo & Kingfisher

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Ashtead, Berkeley, Boohoo & Kingfisher
Helal Miah, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre, looks at recent news (and how the pandemic has affected business) from Ashtead, Berkeley Group, Boohoo and Kingfisher. Over a somewhat erratic line, he also looks ahead, suggesting what we might expect when we hear from Tesco and Royal Mail.
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Helal Miah


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