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The Business of Film: The Informer

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: The Informer
James Cameron-Wilson dissects the latest box office news with Once Upon A Time in Hollywood regaining the #1 spot, making it Tarantino's most successful-ever movie. Thriller The Informer only manages to enter the chart at #10 while Mrs. Lowry and Son disappoints at #12. James also reviews cinema doc Memory: The Origins of Alien about the sci-fi classic. His home release is comedy/horror In Fabric.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Bigger Picture: Prorogation, Venezuela & Surveillance Capitalism

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Prorogation, Venezuela & Surveillance Capitalism
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the political furore over the prorogation of Parliament and asks what it really means. He updates us on the situation in Venezuela where it transpires Nicolas Maduro has been talking to the White House and where Reuters has exposed Cuba's true influence. And he looks at the new age of Surveillance Capitalism, the topic of a new book by Shoshana Zuboff.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Bunzl, Thomas Cook & Micro Focus

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Bunzl, Thomas Cook & Micro Focus
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at how the stock market has been reacting to the latest political manoeuvring over Brexit. He looks at recent announcements by Bunzl, Thomas Cook and Micro Focus and looks ahead to what we might expect from D S Smith and Barratt Developments.
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Ian Forrest


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The Business of Film: Angel Has Fallen

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Angel Has Fallen
James Cameron-Wilson on the UK box office, again hit by hot weather with Gerard Butler thriller Angel Has Fallen in #1 spot and horror films Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark at #5 and Crawl at #7. For his home release, James recommends Wild Rose, about a Glaswegian woman dreaming of being a country singer starring Jessie Buckley.
Guest:

James Cameron-Wilson


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The car with a solar panel roof

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The car with a solar panel roof
Steve Caplin looks at the new Hyundai hybrid with a solar panel roof, at a Motorola phone with a 117-degree 12MP wide-angle lens which films in landscape whichever way up you hold it, a weird NatWest voice banking service with Google Home, how to read Brunel's bad handwriting, an upright grand piano and how plastic bottles can be turned into prosthetic limbs.
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Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: Boris in Europe, chances of a General Election and the state pension

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Boris in Europe, chances of a General Election and the state pension
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at Boris Johnson's meetings with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron and reckons that if no deal has been arranged by September 30th, a no-deal Brexit is inevitable. He rates the chance of a General Election the day after Halloween at 80% and looks at the report that the state pension age might have to rise to 75.
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Mike Indian


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Facial recognition for bartenders

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Facial recognition for bartenders
Steve Caplin looks at a facial recognition system for bartenders, the death of the man who invented computer passwords, the tweeter who got round a parental device ban thanks to a smart fridge, the new use for hot water at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and a robotic tail from Japan that is designed to prevent falls for old people.
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Steve Caplin


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: BHP, Persimmon & Wood Group

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: BHP, Persimmon & Wood Group
Helal Miah of The Share Centre looks back at recent results from BHP, Persimmon, Wood Group and NMC Health and looks ahead to forthcoming figures from Bunzl, James Fisher, The Gym Group, Hays and Petrofac.
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Helal Miah


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The Business Of Film: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Business Of Film

The Business Of Film: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the latest UK box office figures, with Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood storming into #1 position, despite its near three-hour length. Dora & The Lost City of Gold enters at #4, near-the-knuckle comedy Good Boys is in at #6 and Uglydolls debuts at #11. For his home release of the week, James admires the violent Western The Sisters Brothers, starring John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix.
Guest:

James Cameron-Wilson


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The Bigger Picture: Trouble for Putin, heavily negative interest rates and coming global challenges

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Trouble for Putin, heavily negative interest rates and coming global challenges
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at recent but growing protests in Russia and why they spell problems for Putin. He looks at the dangers for democracy of even more deeply negative interest rates. And he ponders the coming global challenges and whether China's strength will turn out to be sustainable.
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Professor Tim Evans


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