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The Bigger Picture: The latest mini-Budget, Mark Sedwill's departure and the American election

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The latest mini-Budget, Mark Sedwill's departure and the American election
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at Rishi Sunak's latest min-Budget and gives his progress report on the Chancellor's achievements so far. He explains the departure of the country's most senior civil servant, Mark Sedwill and he assesses how Sir Keir Starmer is doing as the Opposition Leader. He also casts his eye across the Atlantic to the United States where Donald Trump's rival, Joe Biden, is now ahead in the polls.
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Mike Indian


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Bootleg Soviet helicopters

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Bootleg Soviet helicopters
Tech guru Steve Caplin looks at staycation scams, at a bootleg Soviet helicopter operations in Moldova, at the internet balloons floating over Kenya, at the failure of the massively-funded short-video platform Quibi, at how windows could be filled with water to control room temperatures, at the OTHER words and phrases that can be used to trigger voice assistants and at a new version of the E-Type Jaguar that would set you back a cool million pounds.
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Steve Caplin


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The Business of Film: The Assistant, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga & Dark Waters

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: The Assistant, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga & Dark Waters
James Cameron-Wilson looks (though his fingers) at the first UK box office chart since March as the some cinemas reopen, though with many re-releases rather than new product. He reviews The Assistant, Will Ferrell in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga and the story of a true-life corporate scandal, Dark Waters, starring Mark Ruffalo.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: E-sports, Boohoo & Persimmon

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: E-sports, Boohoo & Persimmon
Joe Healey of The Share Centre looks athlete rise and rise of e-sports and how investors might capitalise on the sector. He also looks at recent news from Persimmon and Boohoo. Looking ahead, he suggests what we might expect when we hear from Ocado, Experian and Halma.
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Joe Healey


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The Bigger Picture: Has China killed Hong Kong, Labour's new direction and companies going woke

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Has China killed Hong Kong, Labour's new direction and companies going woke
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University says that China has killed Hong Kong but that, in the long run, it might have caused itself serious problems. He looks at the change of direction of the Labour Party under Sir Keir Starmer. And he explains why the corporate world going woke is not necessarily all bad news for capitalism.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Business of Film: Resistance, Laughter in Paradise and Netflix numbers

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Resistance, Laughter in Paradise and Netflix numbers
James Cameron-Wilson discusses the latest film news, with the planned openings of some UK cinemas being delayed. He reviews the true WW2 tale Resistance with Jesse Eisenberg, looks at Netflix unveiling its viewing figures and, with host Simon Rose, reviews the restoration of the 1951 British classic Laughter in Paradise, starring Alastair Sim.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Delivery drones riding buses and self-driving beds

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Delivery drones riding buses and self-driving beds
Steve Caplin takes a look at the latest gadgets and gizmos, which include self-driving hospital beds and a way for drones to extend their range – by hitching a ride on buses! There's also NASA's Lunar Loo Challenge, paper wine bottles, an LED torch to improve eyesight, a waterproof and bulletproof backpack, controlling your Apple Watch through gestures and an electric motorbike that can power your house in the case of a blackout.
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Steve Caplin


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Markets, economic data, BP, Shell, Sainsbury's and ABF

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Markets, economic data, BP, Shell, Sainsbury's and ABF
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre discusses the state of the markets and the latest economic data. He looks at recent news from oil majors BP and Shell, as well as Sainsbury's and Associated British Foods, owners of Primark. Looking ahead, he suggests what we might expect to hear from J D Sports and house builders Barratt Developments and Persmimmon.
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Ian Forrest


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The Bigger Picture: Relaxing lockdown, UK councils face bankruptcy & Sunak's due stimulus statement

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Relaxing lockdown, UK councils face bankruptcy &  Sunak's due stimulus statement
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at the latest relaxation of the lockdown rule and changes to social distancing. He discusses how toxic the allegations about Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick could be, how UK councils could face bankruptcy over Covid-19 and looks ahead to what we might expect from Rishi Sunak's next stimulus statement.
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Mike Indian


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The Business of Film: True History of the Kelly Gang & The Ground Beneath My Feet

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The Business of Film: True History of the Kelly Gang & The Ground Beneath My Feet
James Cameron-Wilson brings us the latest news about the reopening of Britain's cinemas. He gives us the latest international box office figures, showing which films are doing best in those territories where cinemas are operating. And he reviews the Austrian film The Ground Beneath My Feet and True History of the Kelly Gang, starring 1917's George MacKay.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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