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The Business of Film: Tenet, Only and Artemis Fowl

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Tenet, Only and Artemis Fowl
James Cameron-Wilson discusses the joy of watching a blockbuster in the cinema again, reviewing Christopher Nolan's latest time-shifting movie, the $225m Tenet. He discusses the UK box office, which continues to show improvement week on week. He casts a critical eye over yet another virus movie, the Netflix film Only. And he critiques the Kenneth Branagh film Artemis Fowl which never made it to cinemas, premiering on Disney+.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The fragrance of outer space

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The fragrance of outer space
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin explains what outer space smells like, now available as a new fragrance. He finds the most expensive items on Amazon, admires a new internet speed record, explains why Japan is running out of credit card numbers, warns how keys can be made from recordings of locks being turned, tells a cautionary tale of a very pricy mistaken purchase on eBay, admires taps that can wash without water and raises an eyebrow at Amazon's patent for a drone to replace ski lifts.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Economic data, Tesco, BT, Aveva & Rolls-Royce

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Economic data, Tesco, BT, Aveva & Rolls-Royce
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre discusses the recent spate of economic data. He looks at widely-differing news in the past few days from Tesco, BT, Aveva and Rolls-Royce. And he looks ahead, suggesting what we might expect when we hear from two housebuilders soon, Berkeley Group and Barratt Developments.
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Ian Forrest


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: The exam debacle, scrapping Public Health England & Kamala Harris

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The exam debacle, scrapping Public Health England & Kamala Harris
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at the English exam debacle, asking why the government stuck to using the algorithm, despite being told it would not work. He gives his own marks to Education Minister Gavin Williamson. He looks at the scrapping of Public Health England and wonders if it is a wise move. And he looks across the Atlantic to Joe Biden's pick of Kamala Harris as his running mate.
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Box office revival, Project Power & Five Graves to Cairo

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Box office revival, Project Power & Five Graves to Cairo
James Cameron-Wilson looks at a revival in the UK box office, where three films have managed to take six figure sums over the weekend. With Tenet due imminently to give cinemas a boost, he reviews the new Netflix blockbuster, Project Power, starring Jamie Foxx. He also looks back to a wartime classic, the early Billy Wilder film Five Graves to Cairo, out in a 4K Blu-Ray restoration that probably looks better than it did originally.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Emission-free aircraft and hands-free driving on motorways

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Emission-free aircraft and hands-free driving on motorways
Steve Caplin looks at Apple's soaring market cap, problems for Hauwei phone users, autonomous driving on UK motorways from next year, emission-free aircraft, a French cargo sailing galleon, biogas from cow dung, a laser-powered satellite to clear up space junk, a smartphone camera to detect type-2 diabetes, wireless power delivery, a liquid-filled guitar and a revival of the ZX Spectrum.
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Steve Caplin


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: CRH, Persimmon, Schroders & gold

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: CRH, Persimmon, Schroders & gold
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre discusses recent announcements from CRH and Persimmon. He looks at the significance of Schroders' announcement that staff can work from home long-term and casts his eye over gold's recent performance. He looks ahead to what we might expect from three businesses hit by Covid, WPP, Rolls Royce and James Fisher.
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Graham Spooner


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Vein scanning and rage rooms

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Vein scanning and rage rooms
Share Radio's tech maven Steve Caplin shines his LED light on vein scanning, cars with predictive touch screens, rage rooms to rent, learning the piano through a role play game, a black dot absorbing 99.9% of light, a high-tech drill, how to put an end to leaves on the line and space rockets that can land themselves.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: The planning system overhaul and how e-businesses might boost the UK

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The planning system overhaul and how e-businesses might boost the UK
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University examines the Government's ideas for reforming Britain's planning system and suggests what the ramifications might be for solving the country's housing problems. As an economist shows that the UK economy has been bouncing back faster than over comparable countries, he looks at a think tank's ideas for introducing e-businesses as a way of giving Britain a post-Covid boost.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Business of Film: Flash Gordon at 40, Summerland and Endings, Beginnings

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Business Of Film

Business of Film: Flash Gordon at 40, Summerland and Endings, Beginnings
James Cameron-Wilson talks to Simon Rose about the latest state of the UK box office, still becalmed ahead of the imminent release of Tenet. Together, they review the camp classic Flash Gordon which is out again for its 40th birthday. According to star Brian Blessed, it is the Queen's favourite film. James also reviews the Gemma Arterton film Summerland and the Shailene Woodley vehicle Endings, Beginnings.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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