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6th February 17: John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme (Series 6, Ep 6)

John Finnemore, writer and star of Cabin Pressure and John Finnemore’s Double Acts and regular guest on The Now Show and The Unbelievable Truth, returns for a sixth series of his multi-award-winning Souvenir Programme, joined as ever by Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin, and…


Helen is concerned for Henry, and Harrison is having nightmares.

Birds’ Beaks

When did species such pelicans with flip-top bin beaks diversify from their bird-like dinosaur ancestors? A new citizen-science study sheds light on the whole process. Thirty nine million people world-wide are blind. In many rural areas the piece of equipment used to examine eyes –…

Sportshour at the Super Bowl LI

A special show from Super Bowl LI in Houston Photo: Players celebrate after winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy (Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Mental health in classical music, Kasper Holten, Soosan Lolavar

Presented by Tom Service Tom talks to the Royal Opera House’s Director of Opera, Kasper Holten, who concludes his tenure with the company with a new production of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger, which opens in March. Holten reveals his thoughts about the future of opera’s big…

Got Gumbo?

What can one single dish tell you about America’s history? One particular bowl of soup gives us an insight about the future of cultures that convene around it. Gumbo is eaten by nearly everyone in New Orleans, but its past speaks of the deep inequalities…

Artists and the US Travel Ban

As President Trump’s immigration restrictions for refugees and migrants from certain countries continue, we hear from the Syrian artist Tammam Azzam about what the policy might mean for him. After the December 2016 attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, the issue of how many…


Helen is on a mission, and a fallen tree causes chaos.

FriComedy: The News Quiz 3rd Feb 2017

Susan Calman, Andy Hamilton, Katy Brand and Lloyd Langford are amongst Miles’ esteemed guests for this week’s round of news-wrangling. Theresa May won a vote, Donald Trump won a vote and François Fillon might have to drop out of a vote. Orangutans can’t vote but…