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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.
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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.
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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

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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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The Bigger Picture: Kim Darroch; Tory leadership debate; Labour, Brexit & anti-semitism

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Kim Darroch; Tory leadership debate; Labour, Brexit & anti-semitism
Political commentator Mike Indian examines the resignation of Sir Kim Darroch, the UK's American ambassador and wonders whether Donald Trump's suggestion of Nigel Farage in the post might come to pass. He considers who came out on top in the Tory leadership debate on TV and mulls over Labour's latest shift on Brexit and its response to the Panorama programme on anti-Semitism in the party.
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Mike Indian


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The electric Mini Cooper

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The electric Mini Cooper
Steve Caplin takes a look at the latest developments in the automotive world, with the first electric Mini Cooper, 130 Lotus e-cars, Tesla upping production, a Tel Aviv company reinventing electric cars with a common platform, Jaguar Land Rover monitoring drivers' facial expressions, Scotland Yard using a military drone to catch dangerous drivers. He also explains why people are hiring cars in Japan but going nowhere. Uber launches a helicopter service in New York, it's 40 years of the Walkman, The BBC is using AI for assessing the highlights of Wimbledon and Amazon joins forces with the NHS.
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Steve Caplin


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Barratts, Robert Waltes, Ocado and Micro Focus

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Barratts, Robert Waltes, Ocado and Micro Focus
Helal Miah of The Share Centre looks at recent news from housebuilders Barratt Developments and Bovis Homes, recruiters Robert Walters and Page Group, Ocado and Micro Focus. He also looks forward to what we might expect from BHP and Rio Tinto, Burberry, Hays and Royal Mail.
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Helal Miah


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