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04/07/2017

Will tries to gather support, and Brian makes his pitch.

No picnic

Some things in life are hard work. Discover a phrase that describes these situations

Drought in East Africa

An ongoing drought in East Africa is affecting millions. We hear from Somaliland’s finance minister who says the autonomous region needs recognition as an independent country to better tackle the crisis. And in India, farmers are being driven to suicide by financial distress. What should…

03/07/2017

Lynda sticks to her guns, and Matt wants everything to be right.

Silent letters

There are letters in English that we see in words – but don’t actually pronounce. They are called ‘silent letters’

Silent letters

There are letters in English that we see in words – but don’t actually pronounce. They are called ‘silent letters’

The Asian Financial Crisis 20 Years On

Twenty years on from the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997, we take a look at how the crisis unfolded, what impact it had on Asian economies, and what, if any, lessons were learned. Ed Butler is joined by Adam Schwarz, now president and CEO of…

02/07/2017

Harrison’s scheme is uncovered, and Tom clears the air.

Semyon Bychkov, New Music Biennial, Music and Landscape Architecture

Semyon Bychkov is sought after across the world as a conductor of all repertoire, but he has a particularly deep connection with the music of Tchaikovsky. He talks to Tom about the music of this oft-misunderstood composer as he continues his season-long Tchaikovsky project, and…

30/06/2017

Tom tries to muscle in, and Lilian says her piece.