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The Business of Film: Horrible Histories - The Romans

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Horrible Histories - The Romans
James Cameron-Wilson looks at an historic week for the UK box office with The Lion King roaring to £37m, with Disney also having #2 spot with Toy Story 4 and #10 with Aladdin. He reviews Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans, a spin-off from the TV series ('#6) and The Current War, about the competition to supply the United States with Electricity (#8). For home release, he recommends the Blu-Ray release of Hal Ashby's 1978 triple Oscar-winner Coming Home, starring Jane Fonda and Jon Voight.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The world's longest art project

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The world's longest art project
Steve Caplin discusses the world's longest art project, involving London's bridges, the man saved by his Apple watch, the capital's new drinking fountains, an Alexa-powered board game; the new Amazon Kindle, a bluetooth keyboard with keys doubling as a trackpad, a smart coffee table, a recommended travel monitor and the study of studies into whether warm baths aid sleep or not.
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Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister
Political commentator Mike Indian discusses the resignation of Theresa May and her final PMQ and the election of Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party and thus the new Prime Minister. What sort of PM will he make? What are the good and bad points of his cabinet reshuffle and does it contain enough governing experience? What is Boris's vision? And with the election of Jo Swinson as leader of the Lib Dems, could she soon be the kingmaker after a General Election?
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Mike Indian


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Cross-channel hoverboard attempt

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Cross-channel hoverboard attempt
Steve Caplin laments the failure of the first cross-Channel hoverboard attempt and the snatching of a gizmo by a seagull. He points out a couple of ways to appreciate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, applauds the coming of 4G on the Tube, Facebook amassing the largest ever collection of swear words, a working folding kettle, a virtual reality glove for chess players and the launch of BBC and ITV's streaming service.
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Steve Caplin


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The Business of Film: The Lion King

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: The Lion King
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the ferocious entry of The Lion King to the UK box office charts. debuting at #1 as the only new entry in the top 10 with a weekend gross of almost £17m, with a site average of £23,383. With Toy Story 4 and Aladdin, the top few slots are dominated by Disney. As well as lamenting the death of Rutger Hauer, For his DVD of the week, James reviews the challenging teen drama Five Feet Apart, recommending it as a complex, absorbing movie.
Guest:

James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Fevertree, ITV, Glaxo & Diageo

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Fevertree, ITV, Glaxo & Diageo
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at how this week's political events have affected the stock market. He reviews company news from Fevertree, ITV, Glaxo and Diageo and looks ahead to what we might expect from Centrica, BT and Lloyds Banking Group.
Guest:

Ian Forrest


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The Bigger Picture: Boris & immigration; NATO & Turkey; do we need offices?

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Boris & immigration; NATO & Turkey; do we need offices?
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University discusses what he feels will be Boris Johnson's attitude towards immigration, assuming he becomes Conservative Party leader and the PM. He looks at the dilemma of NATO member Turkey buying a Russian air defence system. Lastly, he wonders if the days of the office are numbered, questioning whether in many cases we actually need them at all.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Business of Film: Annabelle Comes Home

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Annabelle Comes Home
James Cameron-Wilson looks at a depressed UK box office, hit by the double whammy of hot weather and a bumper sporting weekend. Spider-Man reigns supreme with Annabelle Comes Home, 7th in a horror series, in at #3. Stuber is at #9 and Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die debuts at #10. There's a review of the TV series Chernobyl, now out on DVD, as well as Colombian-set indigenous crime drama Birds of Passage, which James claims is "unlike anything I've ever seen before".
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Asos, Burberry, Easyjet & GVC

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Asos, Burberry, Easyjet & GVC
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at recent news from Asos, Burberry, Easyjet and GVC. He then looks ahead to companies due to report over the next few days, including Diageo, Vodafone and ITV.
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Ian Forrest


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Bayeux tapestry updated - for Game of Thrones

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Bayeux tapestry updated - for Game of Thrones
Steve Caplin on the latest tech stories. Microsoft open their first European shop in Oxford street, astronauts can heal themselves with 3D printers, Ulster shows its Game of Thrones tapestry, York Minister goes contactless, the book Alice in Wonderland is printed (but too small to see), how your clothes can monitor when you're getting ill and fund raising for a tent designed for airport terminals.
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Steve Caplin


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