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A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Anand Menon, Chris McCausland, Lucy Porter and Sara Barron.It's the last in the present series as Andy and some oven-ready teams tackle Trump and Tiers and try to predict some future news.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material by Max Davis, Alice Fraser and Mike Shephard…
 
Directors of the Hermitage, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the National Gallery, Singapore explain how they are dealing both with the challenge of Covid-19 and the greater accountability demanded by worldwide social justice movements. Anne McElvoy hosts a discussion organised in collaboration with Frieze Masters and Frieze London, ta…
 
Steve Crossman is joined by Carl Anka from the Athletic and Andy Reid for this preview pod where they hear from Allan Saint-Maximin and compare him to fellow tricky winger Adama Traore ahead of Wolves v Newcastle. Plus, 12 months on from losing 9-0 to Leicester, Southampton's Ryan Bertrand tells the pod what the squad have learned since then and de…
 
The Poor Clares of Arundel are a community of nuns. They've just released an album'Light for the World' described as 'traditional plainchant with added beats'. We hear from Sisters Leo & Sisters Aelread.What impact is Long Covid having on women’s lives, and where are we with treatment and support?How will the female vote impact the USA presidential…
 
In South Africa, racial tensions have been heightened in some rural areas, particularly after the murder of Brendin Horner, a young white farm manager. Cases like his have led to claims of ethnic cleansing. But as President Ramaphosa pointed out, the killings are cases of criminality, not genocide. Andrew Harding went to the small town of Senekal t…
 
We hear from hat-trick hero Patrick Bamford as Leeds end Villa’s perfect start to the Premier League season with a dominant victory. Jermaine Jenas, Michael Brown and John Murray also preview Manchester United against Chelsea and discuss the Mesut Ozil situation at Arsenal. Plus, former England midfielder Jack Wilshere on training in a local park a…
 
Newscaster JR is the first contestant in the first ever Newscast quiz. And why is Beyonce posting about the Nigeria Sars protests? The BBC's Mayeni Jones joins Adam to discuss what is going on in Lagos.Studio Director: Emma CroweProducers: Ben Weisz, Sej Asar, Alix Pickles, Frankie TobiAssistant Editor: Sam BonhamEditor: Dino SofosGet in touch: new…
 
Mark and Simon are joined by Colm Meaney who talks about his new movie Pixie. Plus your essential streaming film reviews including Liam Neeson’s new actioner Honest Thief, Sacha Baron Cohen’s return as Borat in Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm, new American comedy The Climb and François Ozon’s latest drama Summer of 85. Mark and Simon also talk you thro…
 
Kathy Clugston presents this week's horticultural panel show. Pippa Greenwood, Matthew Wilson and Christine Walkden answer questions sent in by listeners via social media and email.This week the panel discuss plants inspired by women for a W.I. 100th celebration, give advice on a poorly String-of-Pearls, and give suggestions for winter projects in …
 
On this week's Friday episode of Radio 1's Screen Time, Ali tackles the news on his todd, touching on Jared Leto's potential reappearance as The Joker in the new Justice League... thing, as well as Disney's trailer for their new movie Raya And The Last Dragon. After the headlines, we have BBC Radio 1's very own Matt Edmondson for 'Ali Plumb's Film …
 
Michael Laudrup and Jordi Cruyff join Steve Crossman and Guillem Balague as they look ahead to Saturday’s Clasico between two troubled teams. Laudrup played for Barcelona and Real Madrid and remains popular at both clubs, while Cruyff is not only the son of Johan but a former Barca player. They share their Clasico memories and discuss the current s…
 
If you contracted COVID will you then be protected from further infections and illness from SARS-CoV-2 in the future? We’re starting to hear about cases of people being infected by the novel coronavirus for a second time. A handful of these cases have been published in peer reviewed journals. Nottingham University’s Professor of Virology Jonathan B…
 
Sister Bliss is a DJ, songwriter and one of Britain’s most iconic and long lasting female electronic artists. She is perhaps best-known as a member of the British electronic band Faithless. She joins Katya to talk about her thirty year career, going from the underground club scene to sell-out arena shows. Female deaths due to cocaine have risen by …
 
By November, 1 million young people in the UK will be unemployed, according to a report out this week from the newly-launched Alliance for Full Employment. It has the backing of the former Prime Minister and Chancellor Gordon Brown, who warned of a “lost Covid generation” of young people with no prospects and nothing to do. The cost, he says, is mo…
 
Thailand has been rocked by months of student street protests that have intensified in recent days. They're unprecedented in that they don't just criticise the government, but also the monarchy - a taboo in Thailand. Jonathan Head in Bangkok reports on what may be a critical turning point in a political upheaval.This week it’s exactly a year since …
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Maria Theresa (1717-1780) who inherited the Austrian throne in 1740 at the age of 23. Her neighbours circled like wolves and, within two months, Frederick the Great had seized one of her most prized lands, Silesia, exploiting her vulnerability. Yet over the next forty years through political reforms, alliances and ma…
 
Mark Chapman is joined by senior football reporter Ian Dennis, former Liverpool player Stephen Warnock and ex Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha. They react to Liverpool's win over Ajax and Manchester City's fight back against FC Porto. Also, European football expert Pete Jenson joins the pod after both Madrid clubs suffer humiliating defeats in…
 
Adam is joined by the BBC's James Vincent to discuss the reaction in South Yorkshire on the day that tier three restrictions are announced. And Laura helps translate her interview with Lord Mark Sedwill, the ex-head of the civil service. How surprised should we be with what he said? Studio Director: Emma CroweProducers: Ben Weisz, Frankie TobiAssis…
 
If you’re under 30 and struggling to be noticed by employers our panel are ready to help. Find out which industries are hiring, how to handle CV gaps and what to focus on when you get an interview. Email questions and tips to: moneybox@bbc.co.uk or tweet us @moneyboxPanel:Lauren Mistry, Operations Director at Youth Employment UKJohn McCourt, Career…
 
The number of women sleeping rough has risen over the last decade and as the economic impact of Covid 19 takes hold, social policy advisers fear the situation could worsen. Female rough sleepers with their complex profile have it worse on the street, and in wider homelessness terms the number of lone women and women with children has soared in temp…
 
In the Paris rain, Marcus Rashford’s late strike for Manchester United saw off last year’s finalists PSG in their opening game of the 2020/21 Champions League. Away from home it finished 2:1 at the Parc des Princes. Meanwhile Chelsea didn’t have a thriller at home to Sevilla, it finished goalless at Stamford Bridge.Ahead of Liverpool’s tie against …
 
Tier 3 rules will be imposed on Greater Manchester from Friday, the prime minister has announced. Adam is joined by the BBC’s Vicki Young and Kevin Fitzpatrick to discuss the day's events. And Professor Peter Openshaw, from Imperial College London, explains why the UK is pushing ahead to be the first country to carry out “human challenge” studies w…
 
Covid-19 damages the lungs, leaving people struggling to get enough oxygen into their body. In the early stages of the pandemic many patients needed a lot of support in intensive care - including artificial ventilation. But there are other ways of boosting oxygen levels in the body - which are being studied in the Recovery-RS trial. Professor Gavin…
 
How a Croydon housewife baffled a 1930s ghost hunter - the author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Kate Summerscale, talks to Matthew Sweet about her discovery of a dossier of interviews about a poltergeist "terrorising" Alma Fielding which made headlines in the 1938 Sunday Pictorial newspaper.30 artists interested in seances and spirituality are o…
 
Jane Garvey talks to Sisters Leo & Aelread from The Poor Clares of Arundel who've just released an album of traditional plainchant with added beats. What can we learn from them about living life in these times? It's a couple of weeks now til the Presidential elections in the States and to discuss what it will mean for women we talk to Melissa Milew…
 
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