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The Business of Film: Ava, Murder Me Monster & The Prom

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Ava, Murder Me Monster & The Prom
James Cameron-Wilson, overjoyed to be back in a cinema again, discusses the boost to the box office just as restrictions in many areas will reverse it. He reviews Netflix's female assassin movie Ava, starring Jessica Chastain. He looks at the Argentinian film Murder Me, Monster on Curzon Home Cinema. And he delights in the exuberance of The Prom, another Netflix title, starring James Corden Meryl Streep.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Whack-a-mole on Mars, smart basketball hoops & the first ever mouse auctioned off

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Whack-a-mole on Mars, smart basketball hoops & the first ever mouse auctioned off
Share Radio's tech guru, Steve Caplin, is delighted - in a week of space failures - that NASA had some success on Mars by playing a high-tech game of whack-a-mole. The Royal Mail delivered a parcel to the Isle of Mull by drone. Basketball hoops have become "smart". The first ever computer mouse is being auctioned off. A Kickstarter project aims to end trips to the optician. The UK unveils its first electric forecourt. And Shanghai launches its fully autonomous taxi fleet - with no safety drivers.
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Steve Caplin


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Bunzl, WPP, Dixons Carphone and bank dividends

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Bunzl, WPP, Dixons Carphone and bank dividends
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks back at recent news from Bunzl, one of the beneficiaries of the pandemic, WPP and Dixons Carphone, which has benefitted from the success of its online business. With little company news to look ahead to as the holidays approach, Graham discusses the latest on banks paying dividends and on how the market is still prone to reacting to the latest news on the Brexit talks.
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Graham Spooner


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: UN a proxy battleground, why UK is ideal trade partner for US & our obsession with spies

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: UN a proxy battleground, why UK is ideal trade partner for US & our obsession with spies
In his final live interview of 2020, Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University explains how we live in a world of ever-increasing information - rather than physical - warfare and how the United Nations Human Rights Council has become a proxy battleground for the world powers. He argues that the United Kingdom is an ideal trade partner for the United States, whatever its new President's views on Brexit. And, after the death of John Le Carré, he muses on the British obsession with spies from Bond to Smiley.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Mank, Uncle Frank & Babyteeth

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Mank, Uncle Frank & Babyteeth
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office, shooting up 1,586%, but to a still-pitiful level. He reviews the new Netflix David Fincher film Mank about the making of Citizen Kane, which is already tipped for awards glory. His favourite of the week though is a more modest piece starring Paul Bettany called Uncle Frank. And he looks at the much-admired Australian teen drama Babyteeth, just out on DVD and Blu-Ray.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Last-ditch Brexit talks, the Covid vaccine and prospects for the US

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Last-ditch Brexit talks, the Covid vaccine and prospects for the US
Political commentator Mike Indian discusses the progress of the last-ditch attempts to reach a Brexit agreement, asking who is responsible for the statemate. As the Covid vaccine begins its roll-out, he asks if 2021 shouldn't be seen as a chance to assess the way government, institutions and society works in the UK and make some big changes. And, picking perhaps an unlikely political Star of the Year, he looks across the Atlantic at what might happen when President Biden becomes the new occupant of The White House.
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Mike Indian


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Xmas gift list, including a robot kitchen, the Oculus Quest & microwaveable eggs

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Xmas gift list, including a robot kitchen, the Oculus Quest & microwaveable eggs
Share Radio's technology editor gives his usual end-of-the-year roundup of some suitable (and unsuitable) gifts for Christmas, from a £248,000 robot kitchen right down to a £3 device for microwaving eggs (which sometimes explode). He covers the Echo Show, the Osmo Pocket, the Oculus Quest, a Rolls-Royce shooting stick, the Tile Mate, a Zoom escape room adventure, a pocket thermal printer and top-of-the-range headphones.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Markets, Ashtead, Ferguson, Ocado & BAT

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Markets, Ashtead, Ferguson, Ocado & BAT
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at the factors that have been affecting the stock market this week. He analyses recent news from Ashtead and Ferguson, both heavily dependent upon the US, as well as BAT, with its high yield, and Ocado, one of the big beneficiaries of the pandemic. Looking ahead, he tells us what we might expect from Dixons Carphone.
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Ian Forrest


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The Bigger PIcture: Light at the end of the C-19 tunnel, Europe's new Iron Curtain & central banks' catastrophic failure

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger PIcture: Light at the end of the C-19 tunnel, Europe's new Iron Curtain & central banks' catastrophic failure
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University considers whether there is light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel or whether there's another - economic - tunnel just ahead that we're about to plunge into. He also asks if a new, cultural, Iron Curtain is descending on Europe, splitting the grouping into east and west. And he ponders whether the World's Central Banks' policies have set us up for a catastrophic fall.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Topps Tiles, Iomart, AJ Bell & Xmas books

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Topps Tiles, Iomart, AJ Bell & Xmas books
Investment research analyst Helal Miah of The Share Centre looks at recent news from Topps Tiles, Iomart and AJ Bell and looks ahead to what we might expect from British American Tobacco, Rolls-Royce and Ocado. Simon Rose recommends two books for Christmas that might appeal to those interested in investment and economics: Investing for Growth by fund manager Terry Smith and Daylight Robbery: How Tax Shaped Our Past And Will Change Our Future by commentator/comedian Dominic Frisby.
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Helal Miah


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