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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 for the final episode of the series and all from a safe distance is Janine Harouni, Jamie MacDonald with music supplied by Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner.Voice Actors: Kieran Hodgson and Nimisha Odedra.…
 
An hour of top tunes from Broken Chanter, New Wolves, Ben See, Cable Street Collective, AKS, Syd Harper, Rob Quo, Ronniee, Kyoto Kyoto, Tom Spirals & Euan Mclaughlin, Wïlderman, Áine Deane, RJ, Sunflower Thieves, Echo Hotel, Bienvenue and Neev, handpicked by Tom Robinson from the BBC Introducing Uploader.…
 
The famous Blyth Staithes (created for off-loading coal into ships) were the backdrop for one of the grimmest scenes in the Michael Caine classic Get Carter - the smoggy industrial view at the time described by the director as an "absolute vision of hell". Undaunted, comedian Mark Steel travels to this part of Northumberland and finds a fascinating…
 
In this edition of the Football Daily pod Jeanette Kwakye and Ben Haines are joined by The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards and special guest, former West Ham and Aston Villa midfielder, Nigel Reo-Coker. The guys hear from Ralf Rangnick, after the interim manager got his first win in his opening game in the dugout at the club. They also get a United fan pe…
 
Masks, you may not have worn them before 2020 but now we’re all at it. With the rise of the Omicron variant countries have scrambled to reintroduce public health policies, among them mask wearing. Health officials and scientists agree that masks help reduce the incidence of covid19 infections – but by how much is still debated. Several newspapers r…
 
Helen Macdonald is a writer and naturalist who is best known as the author of H is for Hawk which won the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Book Award, and topped the sales charts. The book chronicles her experiences training a goshawk called Mabel while grieving for her late father. Helen’s father was a staff photographer at the Daily Mirror…
 
Adam Driver, then: an acting god walking amongst us. He's worked with everyone from Spielberg to Eastwood and back again, most recently pulling off a Ridley Scott double-bill in the form of The Last Duel and House Of Gucci. Here Adam speaks to Ali about his 'Story So Far', how many Kylo Ren masks he has at home and what it's like working with the C…
 
Ben Haines is joined by former Manchester United and Chelsea goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain and EA Sports presenter Nubaid Haroon to look at West Ham's win over league leaders Chelsea.The panel discuss whether this is a blip for Chelsea or should we be giving West Ham some more credit?Jurgen Klopp hailed Divock Origi a legend after he scored a 95th…
 
After a huge win for West Ham their fans were delighted but Chelsea’s feared the worst. Meanwhile Liverpool fans eyed the title, as do those on the blue side of Manchester. Plus there’s a look across the leagues and the FA Cup too.There’s another memorable footballer in The Wanderer and we look ahead to Monday’s Everton - Arsenal game in Gone In 60…
 
Brené Brown's Tedx talk 'The Power of Vulnerablity' is one of the most viewed talks in the world with more than 50 million views. Her new book 'The Atlas of the Heart' takes on a journey through 87 of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. Photo credit: Randal Ford. Calls for Boots, the chemist to permanently reduce the…
 
A 26-year-old believes his drink was spiked on a night out and his finger print used to unlock his smart phone allowing thieves to steal £18,000 from his bank accounts. A leading anti-fraud campaigner warns that criminals appear to be adopting the "sinister" tactic of spiking drinks to get money. The Government is asking Parliament to pass a retros…
 
This year's surprise international television success is the dystopian South Korean series, Squid Game, which imagines people competing in a series of ever more violent contests, hundreds dying along the way. The show is a shameless satire on the cut-throat competitiveness of ordinary South Korean life; some characters explicitly state they are tak…
 
Darren Fletcher and guests discuss Ralf Rangnick’s impressive opening media conference as Manchester United manager before taking charge for the first time this weekend against Crystal Palace. They debate whether the German can have the type of impact Thomas Tuchel had at Chelsea last season or whether there might be some resistance from his squad …
 
‘Drunken, drugged-up thugs’ could have caused death at the Euro final, a review finds.Two thousand ticketless fans stormed the stadium for one of English football’s biggest matches, and the official report says a “perfect storm” of problems might have turned it into a tragedy. We speak to the BBC’s Sports Correspondent, Natalie Pirks, at Wembley.It…
 
An unusual Friday edition of Radio 1's Screen Time as friend of the show (and stand up comedian extraordinaire) Alasdair Beckett-King stops by to talk to Ali at length about what makes a good Christmas movie - and what makes a good Christmas special of a sitcom. Bold statements are made, names are misremembered and stories are conflated - just the …
 
Brené Brown has always called herself a mapmaker and in her sixth and newest book, the Atlas of the Heart, out this week, she takes us on a journey through 87 of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. Her TEDx talk “the power of vulnerability” is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with more than 50 m…
 
Aaron Paul is joined by former Hull City manager Phil Brown and ex-Crystal Palace and Reading midfielder Jobi McAnuff.They look at the Championship title race ahead of Fulham and Bournemouth’s crucial clash on Friday night, with Fulhamish podcast’s Sammy James and Kirk Tovey from Cherries Red Army Youtube channel.Phil gives us his take on the reviv…
 
Second series Linda Marshall Griffiths' climate emergency drama set in a flooded future world.The story of a family in a hotel at the end of the world that is starting to disappear.The rain pours and the water level rises but there is something far more dangerous that threatens to rip the family apart.BIRDIE....Poppy O’BrienGABE....Gabriella Tuicic…
 
Manchester United move three points behind the top four in the Premier League after beating Arsenal 3-2 at Old Trafford.Steve Crossman is joined by senior football reporter Ian Dennis, former Premier League defender Rob Green and ex-Man United defender Danny Higginbotham to discuss the job Michael Carrick has done caretaker manager, after he steppe…
 
Find out which cabinet minister won’t be snogging under the mistletoe. Adam, Laura and Chris mull over what really happened at a Downing Street gathering last Christmas. Also, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says he won’t be cancelling festive events and warns Chris to back off over criticism of the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square. Today’s Newsca…
 
What are variants? Where do they come from? Why do they develop and how do they take over?Currently Delta is the dominant variant in the UK and across much of the world; but now Omicron, first identified in South Africa, looks like it could take over. How does that happen? And what can we do about variants?Joining David Aaronovitch in the Briefing …
 
Alistair Bruce-Ball, Chris Sutton and Statman Dave are back for more fantasy football fun.Statman is back in the starting line-up after passing a late fitness test at his clinic... and he's got a few bones to pick with Bruce and Chris.The guys discuss which less popular players FPL managers might want to bring in ahead of the busy festive schedule …
 
As virologists around the world race to investigate the latest SARS CoV2 variant of concern, the UN’s World AIDS Day this week reminds us of the other global pandemic raging for some 40 years. Much of the work achieved over the last two years on SARS CoV2 has been achieved because of the investment made into, and the understanding gained from, HIV …
 
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and Kristof Terreur as they discuss this year’s Ballon d’Or. The team ask why the reception to Lionel Messi’s seventh win appeared to be a little lukewarm, debate whether the award is still relevant and discuss who would have won if Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo had not dominated so much ove…
 
The Women’s Tennis Association has suspended all events in China over concerns for the Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai. Her safety has become a matter of international concern after she posted sexual assault allegations against former Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli and then disappeared from public view. She has since reappeared and has said she is safe …
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events of 21st October 1805, in which the British fleet led by Nelson destroyed a combined Franco-Spanish fleet in the Atlantic off the coast of Spain. Nelson's death that day was deeply mourned in Britain, and his example proved influential, and the battle was to help sever ties between Spain and its American em…
 
Steve Crossman is joined by the former Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton, the former West Ham and Chelsea left-back Scott Minto and correspondent John Murray to reflect on Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Everton in the Premier League. The panel discuss whether Mo Salah is the best player in the world right now, after he scored two goals for Liverpool, and …
 
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