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Robots in the Developing World

What impact is automation having on low-wage economies in Asia and Africa? Ed Butler meets the inventor of a robot that can stitch t-shirts together – a potential threat to the huge garment industries in places like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The BBC’s Rahul Tandon…


Fallon is driven to distraction, and Matt makes a promise.


Lilian pulls rank, and Ed wants to lend his support.

Tesla’s Cobalt Conundrum

Tesla Motors needs a lot of cobalt for its electric cars, but it has a problem, most of it is in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. So with ambitious plans to produce 500,000 of its new Model Three cars a year, can Tesla get…

Have We Reached the End of Globalisation?

Much has been made of China’s “One Belt, One Road” policy, the country’s ambitious plans to re-imagine the old Silk Road trading route. It’s a globalising outward looking trade plan, at a time when many of the World’s other leading economies are beginning to view…


Clarrie gets ready to host, and Oliver expresses his thanks.


Lynda worries about the fete, and Harrison has a difficult question to ask.