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Gadgets & Gizmos: Huawei or the highway

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Huawei or the highway
Steve Caplin asks whether we should be worried about Chinese telecom manufacturer Huawei's plans to build part of the UK's 5G network following a warning from the US. Steve also takes a closer look at the latest car tech - something that's helped Elon Musk's Tesla to a whopping $100 billion valuation.
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Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: UK global exports; Iran & Oman; Sir Roger Scruton RIP

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: UK global exports; Iran & Oman; Sir Roger Scruton RIP
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University discusses ONS figures showing that non-EU exports are growing five times faster than those heading to the EU. He also turns his attention to the Middle East, wondering what might be the result of recent events involving Iran and looks at Oman, broker to the Iran nuclear deal, where the modernising Sultan has just died after ruling for 50 years. Lastly, he assesses the importance of the recently-deceased philosopher Sir Roger Scruton.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Business of Film: 1917

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: 1917
James Cameron-Wilson examines the UK box office where the new #1 film is the awards-laden 1917 from Sir Sam Mendes. Little Women climbs to #2 while James also highlights Kristen Stewart's new film Seberg at a lowly #19 in the chart. He also reviews Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems although, being a Netflix movie, it has no chart ranking. For home release, he discusses Pedro Almodovar's Pain and Glory starring Antonio Banderas before touching on the staidness of the Oscar nominations.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: AB Foods, Whitbread, Boohoo & Persimmon

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: AB Foods, Whitbread, Boohoo & Persimmon
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at the recent GDP and inflation figures. He also examines company news from Associated British Foods, Whitbread, Boohoo and Persimmon. He then looks ahead to what we might expect from Easyjet, Burberry and Marston's.
Guest:

Ian Forrest


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The armchair Segway

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The armchair Segway
Steve Caplin looks at some of the weirdest ideas at the CES, including Segway's 24 mph armchair, augmented reality windscreens, a robotic chef that can't open the fridge and a loo-roll-fetching bear. He also covers a lung kit for snorkelers powered by the swimmer's legs; the Fingerbot for pressing buttons on dumb devices; the headphones that turn into loudspeakers; and how to get a VR theatre experience without leaving home.
Guest:

Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: US-Iran tensions; Labour leadership contest & the new Parliament

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Original Broadcast:

The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: US-Iran tensions; Labour leadership contest & the new Parliament
Political commentator and author of the Groucho Tendency blog Mike Indian talks to Simon Rose about the political ramifications across Europe of the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. He looks at the various candidates vying for leadership of the Labour Party, how the process works and how the party might recover from its election defeat. And he discusses the different nature of Parliament with a new Speaker and a Conservative majority.
Guest:

Mike Indian


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The uncomfortable lavatory

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The uncomfortable lavatory
Steve Caplin looks at a lavatory intended to discourage employees from sitting there for long. He also covers Facebook banning deep fakes for the US election (but not shallow ones); Microsoft's new Xbox; breathalyser strips to test the skin rather than breath; robots painting white lines on motorways; how to stop your drink freezing while ice fishing; and reducing water use in showers.
Guest:

Steve Caplin


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The Business of Film: The Gentlemen

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: The Gentlemen
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the latest UK box office figures, finding grounds for optimism in the state of Britain's cinemas. In the charts, the new Star Wars film still rules the roost. Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen enters at #3 while Hitler satire Jojo Rabbit debuts at #5. For home viewing, James recommends Norwegian drama Phoenix.
Guest:

James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Morrison's, Sainsbury's, Gregg's & Tesco

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Morrison's, Sainsbury's, Gregg's & Tesco
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at the impact on the stock market of the tensions between Iran and the United States. He looks at recent company news from Morrison's, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Gregg's. Looking ahead, he tells us what we might expect from Boohoo, Taylor Wimpey, Whitbread and Associated British Foods.
Guest:

Ian forrest


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The Bigger Picture: Britain's economy in the 20s, Labour's leadership & the Tories' economic policies

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Britain's economy in the 20s, Labour's leadership & the Tories' economic policies
In his first appearance in 2020, Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the effect Brexit may have on Britain's status in the world economy. He looks at what might happen in Labour's leadership contest, wondering whether – like the Conservatives in the Blair years – they may go through several leaders. And he considers what economic policies the Conservatives might choose to adopt after their decisive election victory.
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Professor Tim Evans


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