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The Business of Film: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness & top 20 inflation-adjusted films

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness & top 20 inflation-adjusted films
James Cameron-Wilson explains that all existing films saw a box office collapse in the warm weather while new #1 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness steamrollered all before it with a £19.8m opening. The new Downton film saw a 50% collapse in box office and all other films suffered a worse fate. With only one new film, James quizzed Simon on his knowledge of the film actresses in the top 20 inflation-adjusted winners at the UK box office. How would you fare in answering these?
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: UK GDP, market volatility & Apple losing its crown

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: UK GDP, market volatility & Apple losing its crown
Victoria Scholar of Interactive Investor talks to Simon Rose about the latest UK GDP figures and the pound hitting a 2-year low. She discusses the sell-off in tech stocks around the world and the switch to value shares and those which provide decent dividend yields. She points out that Apple has lost its crown as the world's most valuable company to Saudi Aramco and takes a brief look at the plunge in crypto that debunks the idea Bitcoin might be an inflation hedge.
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Victoria Scholar


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: The Queen's Speech, cost of living, local elections & Northern Ireland

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The Queen's Speech, cost of living, local elections & Northern Ireland
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at the Queen's Speech, with the Queen herself absent. What was in it and what wasn't? He also discusses the Government's response to the growing cost-of-living crisis before turning to the recent local election results and what they might mean for the three main political parties. Lastly, he turns to Northern Ireland, where Sinn Fein emerged as the largest party; dos their success increase the prospect of a united Ireland?
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: RIP iPod, first UK satellite, smart screws & cracklier chocolate

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: RIP iPod, first UK satellite, smart screws & cracklier chocolate
Steve Caplin talks to Simon Rose about the latest tech news. After 21 years, Apple are discontinuing the iPod, the UK is to launch a satellite from Newquay, Mercedes' new electric car will go 1,000km on one charge, the Italians are producing a hydrofoil which will dive down 50 metres, smart screws will detect if they're coming loose in bridges, wind turbines and the like, the Dutch are making cracklier chocolate, there's a crowdfunded inflatable tent and solar table and a prototype app could detect the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease.
Guest:

Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Are the MPC right to raise interest rates?

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Are the MPC right to raise interest rates?
Russ Mould of A J Bell looks at the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee decision to raise interest rates to 1% with a statement dampening some expectations for future sharp rises. He asks if the MPC (and the Fed) have painted themselves into a corner and wonders whether more debt should have been the answer to a debt crisis. Indeed, can 9 people in a room, however smart and well-intentioned, really set the price of money? As always, he offers advice for investors about what lies ahead.
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Russ Mould


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Europe and energy, what do Conservatives stand for & the US divide on abortion

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Europe and energy, what do Conservatives stand for & the US divide on abortion
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University examines how Europe will cope as it tries to reduce its energy dependence upon Russia. He looks at an article on what those at the top of the Conservative Party profess to believe against their actions and whether Conservatism is ideological or pragmatic. And in the light of America's resurfacing divide on the subject of abortion, he considers why there is so little debate on the subject in the UK.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Downton Abbey–A New Era, Navalny & UK's top inflation-adjusted films

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Downton Abbey–A New Era, Navalny & UK's top inflation-adjusted films
James Cameron-Wilson marvels at Downton Abbey: A New Era, a British film with the second widest opening of all time in the UK. To his surprise, after the disappointment of the first film, he found it beautifully-crafted, funny, moving and even occasionally exciting and had the best time he can recall in the cinema for ages. However, it only managed £3m at the weekend, presumably as its target "grey pound" audience is fighting shy. He also recommends an amazing documentary currently on BBC iPlayer called Navalny about the Russian opposition leader which includes extraordinary insights into Putin and those who tried to assassinate Navalny. He finishes by giving us the top 5 inflation-adjusted movies in the UK of all time.
Guest:

James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Inflammatory buses, jumping robots & car-powered wine turbines

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Inflammatory buses, jumping robots & car-powered wine turbines
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin tells Simon Rose about how Space X is using helicopters to catch its booster rockets - and then drop them! Also the e-buses catching fire in Paris, faster charging for lithium batteries, how to map the moon, a robot that can jump 100 feet, street lights powered by passing cars, AR glasses for the deaf, making better chocolate and how to avoid leaving your baby in the car.
Guest:

Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: US GDP, Meta, Standard Chartered, Barclays & Unilever

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: US GDP, Meta, Standard Chartered, Barclays & Unilever
Victoria Scholar of Interactive Investor talks to Simon Rose about the latest US GDP numbers (-1.4% in the first quarter) and asks if the US is heading for a recession. She discusses the surge in Meta shares after its earnings topped estimates. Here banks Standard Chartered and Barclays both jumped after their latest numbers. And Unilever has announced another jump in its prices. Will it be able to pass on higher prices to its customers or lose sales as a result?
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Victoria Scholar


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, The Bubble & All The Old Knives

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, The Bubble & All The Old Knives
UK box office is weak, says James Cameron-Wilson, with only 1 new film in the top 10 ahead of the new Downton Abbey film. At #7 is the highly meta 'The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent' with Nicolas Cage playing himself. It is, says, James, a massive waste of time. He also looks at Judd Apatow's comedy 'The Bubble' on Netflix, with Karen Gillan and David Duchnovy the funniest and at the thriller 'All The Old Knives' on Amazon with Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton, which James found implausible.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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