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The Bigger Picture: The beginning of the end of lockdown?

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The beginning of the end of lockdown?
Political commentator Mike Indian discusses the Prime Minister's massively-watched announcement and the government's new messaging on Covid-19. He looks at the extension of the Job Retention Scheme, the lack of use of the NHS during the crisis, the approval of the new antibody test and disagreements in the United States over lifting pandemic restrictions.
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Mike Indian


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: The market, healthcare & Morrison's

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: The market, healthcare & Morrison's
Joe Healey of The Share Centre looks at whether the market has been too optimistic about the outcome of the virus crisis, using the airline sector as an example. He highlights the healthcare sector and casts an eye over recent news from Morrison's. Looking ahead, he discusses what we might expect from :Burberry, Imperial Brands and Experian.
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Joe Healey


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: ITV, BT and the markets

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: ITV, BT and the markets
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks at recent news from ITV and BT, shocking investors with its dividend announcement. He considers how secure the recent rally in the markets is and looks ahead to what we might expect from announcements from Centrica, Morrisons' and Prudential.
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Graham Spooner


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The Bigger Picture: How will the UK be ranked in its response to the pandemic?

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: How will the UK be ranked in its response to the pandemic?
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the UK's response to the Coronavirus and asks how it will be ranked, pointing out just how ignorant we still are about Covid-19. He considers how the NHS will manage to catch up with the colossal backlog of patients, hoping that some of the lockdown contingency practices might become more permanent. And he discusses what it is actually like to work in the UK's university sector.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Business of Film: Tenet, Sea Fever, Man With X-Ray Eyes & The Family Way

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Tenet, Sea Fever, Man With X-Ray Eyes & The Family Way
James Cameron-Wilson highlights Warner Brothers' news that it plans to release Christopher Nolan's Tenet on July 17th worldwide, come what may. He reviews the surprisingly topical Irish-set film Sea Fever and looks at two restored movies making their Blu-Ray debut, Roger Corman's 1963 The Man With X-Ray Eyes starring Ray Milland and the British 1966 Boulting Brothers social comedy drama The Family Way.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Talking to eels

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Talking to eels
Tech expert Steve Caplin highlights the Tokyo aquarium using FaceTime to help its eels remember what people look like. He also discusses a movie to be made on the ISS, the name of Elon Musk's child, the CAA's lifting of the ban on drones, a WhatsApp hoax debunker, a camera fast enough to capture lightwaves, an app-controlled music box, a music generator and how people are now using Zoom for silent meetings to help focus the mind.
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Steve Caplin


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

Simon Rose
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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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