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Join Marcus Bronzy (BBC TV / Capital Radio) and friends Dev ( BBC Radio 1), Nick Bright (BBC Sport / BBC Radio 1Xtra), Ace (BBC Radio 1Xtra) and Funk Butcher (Kiss FM) as they try out new entertainment, tech ,gadgets, games, interactive days out all in the name of finding the best ways to kill some time! So what you waiting for!? Come and kill an hour with us! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/howtokillanhour.
 
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This week, Gemma is thinking about the world of ‘fabulous secrets’ and decides she wants to become the first female Bond super-spy, including having her own 007 gadget for dealing with boring boyfriends. The GC also reveals some surprise secrets about her own real-life - including her special code language, her secret names, and a very unusual skil…
 
Everyone's favourite amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne - or is that DavidWebb? We forget - comes under the 'Ali Plumb's Film Club' spotlightthis week as Helen O'Hara drops by to talk about The Bourne Identity(and some of the other Bournes as well, to be fair). All that plus thenews headlines, some bonus Bourne facts and a whole tonne ofmispronounced w…
 
Planting and growing food has had a massive boost during the pandemic - and that hasn't been limited to those with gardens.Right across the country, people have been making the most of balconies, rooftops, even window boxes to get their green-fingered fix, as increasing numbers of us enjoy the benefits of interacting with nature and having a hand i…
 
Our Ali resists flat-out asking Andy Samberg to be his 'new bestfriend' during this Story So Far interview in honour of his newtime-loopy romantic comedy-drama Palm Springs, now - at long last! -available on Amazon Prime Video in the UK, nearly a year after thoselucky Americans got to see it first in 2020. Expect nerdy SNL chat,nerdy Hot Rod chat, …
 
This show was recorded on 8th April 2021Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!Joining them from a safe distance is Ria Lina and Alun Cochrane with music supplied by Rachel Parris .Voice Actors: Katie Norris and Luke KempnerProducer: Pete StraussProdu…
 
The Astra Zeneca Covid 19 jab remains in the headlines because some regulators have concluded that it may raise the risk of a very rare type of blood clot, albeit to a risk that is still very low. In the past few weeks a number of countries have said they will limit its use to older age groups. But people are drawing comparisons to the contraceptiv…
 
By Stephanie DaleThe UK’s first ‘environmental refugees’ are due to be displaced in the next 20 years. This is the story of Fairbourne, in North Wales.Fairbourne’s council has chosen to stop funding its coastal defences, so in a few years residents may be forced to leave their homes. Fairbourne’s story begins in the 19th Century, when mill owner Ar…
 
When Major General George Owen Squier coined the term Muzak, back in the early 1930s, the idea according to elevator music enthusiast Joseph Lanza was “to have a civic use of music”.At Muzak Corporation’s height during the late 50s and 60s, this practically became a reality as their in-house orchestral arrangements emanated from the walls of hotel …
 
Nick Baker’s collection of programmes and interviews reflects on how the impact of technology has changed, from the dawn of language to the age of virtual reality. In this final episode, ‘Anywhere’, Nick looks at bigger changes in our physical perceptions, and experiences a new medium – Virtual Reality, as developed in the BBC Virtual Reality hub. …
 
In a dusty attic in the Yorkshire hills sits the life’s work of John Kingston, a man who spent decades investigating whether his own stepfather, Stanislaw Chrzanowski, was, in fact, a Nazi war criminal.Whilst most knew ‘Mr Stan’ as a friendly pensioner, growing fruit for his neighbours and zipping around his village in the Midlands on his mobility …
 
The impressive speed records of a well-known gamer called Dream for the video game Minecraft have come under scrutiny. Many say that Dream has completed speed runs in such a fast time that it doesn’t seem possible. Are these suspicions correct? We speak to stand-up mathematician Matt Parker who has looked at the probabilities on the elements of cha…
 
Dan Saladino finds out how Brexit could wreck plans to turn the mussel into a mainstream food. They're good for our health and the environment so why are producers facing ruin?From their base in Lyme Bay in South Devon Nicki and John Holmyard grow mussels out at sea. Their pioneering farm, once completed, will be the largest of its kind in European…
 
So there's this monster, right, called Godzilla. And then there's thisother monster, right, called Kong. One's an atomic lizard-type-thing,the other's a giant ape. And in this movie, yeah, well, they fight.Like really fight. That's probably all you need to know before youwatch it, but just in case here's some of the cast (AlexanderSkarsgård, Rebecc…
 
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!Joining them from a safe distance is Geoff Norcott and Laura Lexx with music supplied by Huge Davies .Voice Actors: Emily Lloyd-Saini and Kieran HodgsonProducer: Pete StraussProduction Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrew…
 
It's a Friday edition of Radio 1's Screen Time, but not as we know it: yes, it's a super secret sushy spoiler special in honour of Disney+'s WandaVision, as requested by so many, many, many of you fine folk. As you may have guessed, if you haven't seen the show, maybe give this particular episode a miss and check out one of our recent interview spe…
 
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