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Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!Joining them for the final episode of the series and all from a safe distance is Janine Harouni, Jamie MacDonald with music supplied by Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner.Voice Actors: Kieran Hodgson and Nimisha Odedra.…
 
Darren Fletcher and guests discuss Ralf Rangnick’s impressive opening media conference as Manchester United manager before taking charge for the first time this weekend against Crystal Palace. They debate whether the German can have the type of impact Thomas Tuchel had at Chelsea last season or whether there might be some resistance from his squad …
 
‘Drunken, drugged-up thugs’ could have caused death at the Euro final, a review finds.Two thousand ticketless fans stormed the stadium for one of English football’s biggest matches, and the official report says a “perfect storm” of problems might have turned it into a tragedy. We speak to the BBC’s Sports Correspondent, Natalie Pirks, at Wembley.It…
 
An unusual Friday edition of Radio 1's Screen Time as friend of the show (and stand up comedian extraordinaire) Alasdair Beckett-King stops by to talk to Ali at length about what makes a good Christmas movie - and what makes a good Christmas special of a sitcom. Bold statements are made, names are misremembered and stories are conflated - just the …
 
Brené Brown has always called herself a mapmaker and in her sixth and newest book, the Atlas of the Heart, out this week, she takes us on a journey through 87 of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. Her TEDx talk “the power of vulnerability” is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with more than 50 m…
 
Aaron Paul is joined by former Hull City manager Phil Brown and ex-Crystal Palace and Reading midfielder Jobi McAnuff.They look at the Championship title race ahead of Fulham and Bournemouth’s crucial clash on Friday night, with Fulhamish podcast’s Sammy James and Kirk Tovey from Cherries Red Army Youtube channel.Phil gives us his take on the reviv…
 
Second series Linda Marshall Griffiths' climate emergency drama set in a flooded future world.The story of a family in a hotel at the end of the world that is starting to disappear.The rain pours and the water level rises but there is something far more dangerous that threatens to rip the family apart.BIRDIE....Poppy O’BrienGABE....Gabriella Tuicic…
 
Manchester United move three points behind the top four in the Premier League after beating Arsenal 3-2 at Old Trafford.Steve Crossman is joined by senior football reporter Ian Dennis, former Premier League defender Rob Green and ex-Man United defender Danny Higginbotham to discuss the job Michael Carrick has done caretaker manager, after he steppe…
 
Find out which cabinet minister won’t be snogging under the mistletoe. Adam, Laura and Chris mull over what really happened at a Downing Street gathering last Christmas. Also, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says he won’t be cancelling festive events and warns Chris to back off over criticism of the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square. Today’s Newsca…
 
What are variants? Where do they come from? Why do they develop and how do they take over?Currently Delta is the dominant variant in the UK and across much of the world; but now Omicron, first identified in South Africa, looks like it could take over. How does that happen? And what can we do about variants?Joining David Aaronovitch in the Briefing …
 
Alistair Bruce-Ball, Chris Sutton and Statman Dave are back for more fantasy football fun.Statman is back in the starting line-up after passing a late fitness test at his clinic... and he's got a few bones to pick with Bruce and Chris.The guys discuss which less popular players FPL managers might want to bring in ahead of the busy festive schedule …
 
As virologists around the world race to investigate the latest SARS CoV2 variant of concern, the UN’s World AIDS Day this week reminds us of the other global pandemic raging for some 40 years. Much of the work achieved over the last two years on SARS CoV2 has been achieved because of the investment made into, and the understanding gained from, HIV …
 
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and Kristof Terreur as they discuss this year’s Ballon d’Or. The team ask why the reception to Lionel Messi’s seventh win appeared to be a little lukewarm, debate whether the award is still relevant and discuss who would have won if Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo had not dominated so much ove…
 
The Women’s Tennis Association has suspended all events in China over concerns for the Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai. Her safety has become a matter of international concern after she posted sexual assault allegations against former Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli and then disappeared from public view. She has since reappeared and has said she is safe …
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events of 21st October 1805, in which the British fleet led by Nelson destroyed a combined Franco-Spanish fleet in the Atlantic off the coast of Spain. Nelson's death that day was deeply mourned in Britain, and his example proved influential, and the battle was to help sever ties between Spain and its American em…
 
Steve Crossman is joined by the former Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton, the former West Ham and Chelsea left-back Scott Minto and correspondent John Murray to reflect on Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Everton in the Premier League. The panel discuss whether Mo Salah is the best player in the world right now, after he scored two goals for Liverpool, and …
 
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already ubiquitous in our lives. It curates our nightly TV entertainment, connects us to our friends online and navigates us, mostly successfully, to our destinations. However these uses are just the beginning, and it will likely bring societal changes we can’t yet imagine.In this year’s BBC Reith lectures, AI expert…
 
The US Supreme Court is set to hear a case on a Mississippi abortion law, which would ban abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy. It was signed in 2018 by the state's then Republican Governor, Phil Bryant. But it was blocked by several lower courts, so didn't come into effect. Now, Mississippi is asking the Supreme Court to rule in favour of their law a…
 
Kelly Cates and guests react to a big night at the bottom of the Premier League which saw Newcastle’s long winless run continue after a 1-1 draw at home to Norwich whilst Leeds picked up a significant three points courtesy of an injury time penalty against Crystal Palace. We hear from Eddie Howe, Dean Smith and Leeds forward Tyler Roberts.Plus, we …
 
The boss of MI6 speaks! His name is Richard Moore and he's said some really interesting things about China, Afghanistan and green ink! Adam talks it through with the BBC's Gordon Corera. And after another Covid press conference from Boris Johnson, Adam and Fergus chat with a pharmacist in Surrey. How will the roll out of the booster jabs really wor…
 
There have been big promises about tree-planting numbers over the last few years - but is there much point in planting more trees, if we're not looking after the ones we've already got? The Woodland Trust estimates that only 7% of the UK's native woodlands are in good ecological condition - with pests, diseases, climate change and development all t…
 
The musical duo The Rheingans Sisters compose a contemporary sea shanty for an unusual cargo boat that has ditched diesel in favour of sails.Take a look around your home, and it’s likely that 90% of what you’ll see has spent some time on a cargo boat. The shipping industry is massive, and so is its impact on the environment and the climate.But onbo…
 
Emily Ratajkowski is an American model, entrepreneur & writer. She rocketed to fame aged 21 when she took part in Robin Thicke’s music video, Blurred Lines. At the time Emily argued that the provocative display of her body represented a form of feminist empowerment. In her first book, My Body, she argues something more nuanced. The chemist Boots is…
 
Dürer’s whale-chasing and images of rhinos, dogs, saints and himself come into focus, as Rana Mitter talks to Philip Hoare, author of Albert and the Whale, curator Robert Wenley and historian Helen Cowie as exhibitions open at the National Gallery and the Barber Institute in Birmingham. And Philip Hoare explains the links between the Renaissance ar…
 
Mark Chapman presents the latest episode of the Monday Night Club from BBC Radio 5 Live. Regulars Micah Richards and Rory Smith are back along with former England international Karen Carney, who replaces the "suspended" Chris Sutton after he upset everybody - including a celebrity fan - at Stenhousemuir.Everton's lacklustre results and the reasons …
 
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