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23rd January 17: State of the Nations (Ep 3)

Star of BBC3’s Josh and Radio 4 News Quiz regular Elis James hosts four stand-up shows from the four nations of the United Kingdom which explore what it means to be variously Welsh, English, Scottish and Northern Irish in today’s United Kingdom. Elis’ tour of…

22/01/2017

Justin spreads the word, and Jill and Peggy compare notes.

Chasm threatens Antarctic Base

The British Antarctic Survey will evacuate all their researchers from the Halley VI base at the start of the Antarctic winter for safety reasons. This will be the first time experiments looking at the Ozone hole and measurements of the extreme environment will be put…

Trump v the NFL: A Pyrrhic Victory

As Donald Trump takes charge of the world’s most powerful nation we head back to the early 1980s when his goals were slightly more modest. One of his ambitions was to own a sport franchise and he converted an NFL team. Unable to make this…

The Art of Inauguration Speeches

As the world catches inauguration fever, the poet Nii Ayikwei Parkes discusses the recent scandal of the new President of Ghana plagiarising parts of his inauguration speech from Bill Clinton and George W Bush. Gambia has reached political crisis point with defeated leader Yahya Jammeh…

Should You Drink Your Food?

Why won’t our brains let us feel full on liquid food? After all, we spent the first months of our lives living on milk alone. We talk to a man who lived on liquid alone for 30 days, as we explore why adults are ditching…

20/01/2017

Rob has a meeting to attend, and Elizabeth questions the twins.

FriComedy: The News Quiz 20th Jan 2017

Miles Jupp’s house guests for his weekly news-based shindig are Andy Hamilton, Andrew Maxwell, Angela Barnes and Susan Calman. This week Theresa May, a certain inauguration party Stateside and the pressing domestic issue of a UK-wide courgette shortage. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

Will Trump Keep His Campaign Pledges?

Three businessmen advising the incoming US President tell us what to expect from him. Trade war with China? Millions of citizens stripped of their health insurance? A recarbonised US economy? Rich Lesser, chief executive of Boston Consulting Group, talks trade, tax and business policies. Toby…

Will Trump Keep His Campaign Pledges?

Three businessmen advising the incoming US President tell us what to expect from him. Trade war with China? Millions of citizens stripped of their health insurance? A recarbonised US economy? Rich Lesser, chief executive of Boston Consulting Group, talks trade, tax and business policies. Toby…