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The Bigger Picture: Which countries have got the coronavirus response right?

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Which countries have got the coronavirus response right?
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University asks what the unlock will look like and which nations have got right their response to the coronavirus pandemic - if we can yet tell. He examines the power war between China and the United States within the World Health Organisation. And he highlights the project that is keeping track of government interventions and the impact they are having around the world.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The launch phone entertainment service Quibi

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The launch phone entertainment service Quibi
Tech maven Steve Caplin delves into the launch of the hugely-funded phone entertainment service Quibi, with some bizarre initial offerings. He recommends some theatre shows to view at home, including the original Fleabag show that became such a hit on TV. He warns of hackers taking advantage of the lockdown situation, explains the origin of the word "phishing" and points out that Google Maps has been updated to show restaurants that do deliveries and takeaways.
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Steve Caplin


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The Business of Film: Tiger Tale, Danger Close & Blue Story

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Tiger Tale, Danger Close & Blue Story
James Cameron-Wilson examines the UK box office chart for 2020 before the lockdown began, which contains a few surprises. Moving online, he looks at Netflix's Taiwanese film Tigertale and the Australian perspective of the Vietnam War in Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan. And for his DVD of the week, he reviews the controversial film Blue Story, which was banned from his local cinema.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: ABF, Boohoo, Unilever & Taylor Wimpey

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: ABF, Boohoo, Unilever & Taylor Wimpey
Helal Miah of The Share Centre looks at recent company news from AB Foods (parent of Primark), Boohoo, Unilever and Taylor Wimpey. Looking forward he considers what we might hear from large companies in the oil, pharmaceutical and banking sectors.
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Helal Miah


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The Business of FIlm: The world's top box office stars in 2019, Vivarium and Motherless Brooklyn

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The Business Of Film

The Business of FIlm: The world's top box office stars in 2019, Vivarium and Motherless Brooklyn
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the chart of the ten most successful box office starts around the world in 2019, raising his eyebrows at several of the entries. He looks at the new online release of Vivarium, a black comedy starring Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg And he strongly recommends the new DVD/Blu-Ray of Motherless Brooklyn, written by, directed by and starring Edward Norton.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The world's first flat wine bottle

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The world's first flat wine bottle
Tech guru Steve Caplin looks at Apple's new cheap iPhone and how the company is teaming with Google to make a contact-tracing app. He also looks at Dreamlab, a venture which uses idle phone time for genomics research. He can't resist telling the tale of the reluctant jet fighter passenger who, terrified, managed to eject himself. And he looks at a crowdfunding project which aims to solve the problem of how to get a good drink of beer from a can without pouring it into a glass first.
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Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: Boris's recovery, the lockdown extension and Trump & the WHO

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Boris's recovery, the lockdown extension and Trump & the WHO
Political commentator Mike Indian ponders who is able to take charge when the Prime Minister is ill. With lockdown extended by a further minimum of three weeks, he examines what this might mean for British politics and the economy. He looks at Sir Keir Starmer's reaction to the leaked Labour Party report and factionalism. And, with Bernie Sanders dropping out of the Presidential race, he considers Donald Trump's defunding of the World Health Organisation.
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Mike Indian


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Oil, dividends and Easyjet

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Oil, dividends and Easyjet
Joe Healey of The Share Centre looks at the current state of markets, at the attitude of companies to dividend payouts and what might happen to the oil price. He also discusses the announcement from Easyjet, currently flying no planes, and looks ahead to what we might hear from traditional defensive stock Unilever as well as Boohoo and Taylor Wimpey.
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Joe Healey


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The Bigger Picture: Covid-19 - Where are we and what will follow the peak?

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Covid-19 - Where are we and what will follow the peak?
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University attempts to ascertain where we are in the Covid-19 pandemic and forecast when and how we might emerge from it, believing that a vaccine could be much nearer discovery than many are saying. He looks at Kier Starmer's election as the leader of the Labour party, asking who he is and whether he can win back lost Labour voters. And he reveals why China's lies and obfuscation about the Coronavirus outbreak has undoubtedly made the worldwide effects of the pandemic considerably worse than it needed to be.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The astronaut helping us cope with isolation

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The astronaut helping us cope with isolation
Tech guru Steve Caplin looks at the rumours of the link between 5G and Coronavirus before turning to examine ways in which tech is helping us cope with the pandemic. He also examines a mini record cutter to press vinyl discs at home, stickers that will tell you if fridge food has warmed up too much on the way home, a collapsible bike with folding wheels and a 5G phone with a hinged keyboard like the old Psion series 5 devices.
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Steve Caplin


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