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The Bigger Picture: The new Berlin Wall, Selling off the NHS & Labour's shaky Red Wall

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The new Berlin Wall, Selling off the NHS & Labour's shaky Red Wall
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University asks whether, in the wake of the pro-democracy success in the recent elections, Hong Kong has become the new Berlin Wall. He also explains why EU rules mean the NHS has long been "for sale". And he looks at the shakiness of Labour's northern "Red Wall" in a time of shifting political loyalties.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Knives Out

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Knives Out
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office chart, where the amazing success of Frozen 2 freezes out Knives Out, which only manages the #2 slot. The new version of Charlie's Angels enters at #5. For home viewing, James recommends the documentary Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, which showcases the often-overlooked importance of sound in creating movies.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Cineworld, Ferguson & D S Smith

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Cineworld, Ferguson & D S Smith
Helal Miah of The Share Centre looks at recent company news from Cineworld, Ferguson, D S Smith, M&C Saatchi and Dunelm, a rare retail success story. He then looks ahead to what we might expect from Ashtead, John Wood, Ocado, Dixons, Ted Baker and Superdry.
Guest:

Helal Miah


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Simon Rose

How did we get here? A history of UK politics: Select Committees

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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: Select Committees
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 Select Committees.
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Shifting political loyalties, free stuff for all and NATO and space

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Shifting political loyalties, free stuff for all and NATO and space
Professor Tim Evans on the latest developments in the 2019 General Election. What are the polls telling us about shifting political loyalties? He examines the Liberal Democrat manifesto and marvels at the "free stuff for everyone" promises of the main parties. He also looks at NATO, which has identified space as its next operational domain.
Guest:

Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Last Christmas & Le Mans '66

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Last Christmas & Le Mans '66
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office where Joker, after six weeks, has been dethroned. The new #1 is romcom Last Christmas with James's preferred film, Le Mans '66, pushed into #2 position. With no other new films in the top 10, James recommends a limited edition 4K restoration of the 1951 classic The African Queen with Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn.
Guest:

James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Easyjet, Halma, Kingfisher & Royal Mail

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Easyjet, Halma, Kingfisher & Royal Mail
Helal Miah of The Share Centre looks at recent news from Easyjet, Halma, Kingfisher and Royal Mail. He then looks ahead to what we might expect from Compass, De La Rue, Intertek and Marston's.
Guest:

Helal Miah


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Coffee logs more efficient than wood

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Coffee logs more efficient than wood
Steve Caplin looks at the efficacy of Waitrose's coffee logs. There's also the problems Uber's self-driving cars have with jaywalkers, blood donors tracking their blood, Tim Berners-Lee's new browser, magnetising blood cells to cure disease, stretchable electronics, rhino horns made with horse hair to deter poachers, cream to help you learn languages or musical instruments and the world's brightest (multi-coloured) headlights.
Guest:

Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

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

Simon Rose
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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

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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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