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The Bigger Picture: What difference will Boris's return make?

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: What difference will Boris's return make?
Political commentator Mike Indian considers what difference it will make to control of the crisis having Boris Johnson back in harness. He considers the wisdom of Matt Hancock's testing target, where blame lies with the shortages of PPE, asks whether NHS bureaucracy will be cut back after the pandemic and marvels in how well the virtual Parliament has been working.
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Mike Indian


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Cannibal robots

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Cannibal robots
Steve Caplin talks all things tech, marking the 25th anniversary of GPS. He tells us about a robot dog triaging patients in a Boston hospital, at Channel 4's idea for dogs snooping Through The Keyhole and how, in lockdown, a new app can help you connect with random strangers. He offers advice for having parties on Zoom, discusses a robot that eats metal, a bit of PPE kit that resembles a large beekeeper's helmet and carbon threads that can store mechanical energy.
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Steve Caplin


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The Business of Film: Extraction, We & The Gentlemen

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Extraction, We & The Gentlemen
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the often-surprising list of the most-streamed movies on Netflix in the United States. He looks at the online premiere of exciting action thriller Extraction, starring Chris Hemsworth, as well as the unsettling Dutch drama We. His DVD of the week is Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: The market, BP/Shell, Intl Cons Airlines & Hikma

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: The market, BP/Shell, Intl Cons Airlines & Hikma
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre discusses the recent strength of the stock market. With company reports in full flow, he looks at the contrast between BP and Shell, which has cut its dividend for the first time in 87 years. He also discusses International Consolidated Airlines (parent of BA) and its gloomy outlook and the perkier report from Hikma. Looking ahead, he ponders what we might hear from Intercontinental Hotels and BT.
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Ian Forrest


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

Simon Rose
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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

Simon Rose
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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

Simon Rose
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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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