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Dead Ringers Alternative 2016 Special

The team look back at the year that never was, imagining what life would be like had Remain won, Trump lost and a host of other events that just might have happened. CAST Jon Culshaw Jan Ravens Debra Stephenson Duncan Wisbey Lewis Macleod WRITTEN BY…

What’s in the Stars for 2017?

At the start of 2016 Manuela Saragosa spoke to Christeen Skinner, a financial astrologer whose clients include people in the professional investment community. She speaks to her again to find out if her predictions were correct and what she sees for the year ahead. Also…


Kaz makes an observation, and Mother Goose is reviewed.

Johannes Kepler

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the German astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571 – 1630). Although he is overshadowed today by Isaac Newton and Galileo, he is considered by many to be one of the greatest scientists in history. The three laws of planetary motion Kepler developed…

Introvert… and proud!

What’s your personality type? If you are an introvert you’re in good company; Barak Obama, JK Rowling are introverts…

Best of the Year 2016

From the US election, to corporate “honey-traps”, to the secrets of mediocrity, Ed Butler and Manuela Saragosa look back on 2016 with some of the best Biz Daily output over the year. (Picture: Christmas presents; Credit: Nikolay Donetsk/Thinkstock)

Could you forgive someone that raped or tortured you?

Could you forgive the person who killed your child or who raped or tortured you? Some crimes, some events are so awful, so cruel, it’s impossible to imagine ever being able to say to the wrongdoer, ‘I forgive you’. Mike Williams hears the stories of…


Presenters Timandra Harkness and Leo Johnson investigate how intimacy will change in the 21st century. Can intimacy survive the erosion of privacy within our culture? FutureProofing reveals how new technology offers opportunities to support and develop close personal relationships, but also how it threatens to…