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Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Cally Beaton, Emmanuel Sonubi and Christy Coysh.Cally takes inspiration from primates, Emmanuel fights his news addiction and Christy delivers a ballad to a national icon.The show was written by the cast with additional material from Catherine Brinkwort…
 
New recordings featuring the voices of 53 species of turtle, caecilian and tuatara previously thought to be silent have illuminated the evolutionary origins of vocal communication. Gabriel Jorgevich-Cohen a PhD student at the University of Zurich has travelled the world collecting recordings and summarised his findings in Nature Communications this…
 
In 1947, thousands of Japanese families were expelled from their island homes by Soviet troops. They were taken from the Northern Territories, also known as the Southern Kurils, after the Soviet Union took control of the islands. Japan and Russia have failed to sign a peace agreement after World War Two because of the dispute. Yuzo Matsumoto, who's…
 
The beauty industry was once a world dominated by a handful of names, but quickly and quietly, hundreds of smaller brands have managed to make a name for themselves in an incredibly competitive sector.We speak to beauty business founders who have built their brands from scratch, and now sell to millions of people across the world; Chaymae Samir is …
 
Stephen Sackur speaks to the palliative care doctor and author Rachel Clarke. Her medical skills are matched by a talent for writing which has seen her write thought-provoking, moving accounts of what it's like to be junior doctor, and what it felt like to confront the covid pandemic. But perhaps Rachel Clarke’s most powerful book focuses on a subj…
 
Devina Gupta is joined by Stephanie Hare in the UK, representing the US, and Tala Ramadan in Lebanon, to discuss the main economic stories of the day. NATO members pledge to support Ukraine by rebuilding its energy infrastructure. Ukraine's foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, said energy security had become crucial, as Ukrainians struggle to survive f…
 
Mark Chapman and guests reflect on England’s 3-0 win over Wales at the World Cup. Micah Richards, Jermaine Jenas, Matt Upson, Danny Gabbidon and Jayne Ludlow break down the match that sees England top Group B and progress to the last 16 with Wales finishing bottom. We hear from Rob Page and Gareth Bale and ask what’s next for Wales before chatting …
 
A leading opposition figure in Belarus has been taken from prison and placed in intensive care. Maria Kolesnikova's sister tells Newshour she is in a serious but stable condition after having an emergency operation but they've been given no details. Also in the programme: Estonia's foreign minister on NATO help for Ukraine; and Iran v USA in the Wo…
 
For the first time less than half of people in England and Wales describe themselves as Christian, according to Census data. Scotland Editor James Cook is off the bench, subbing in for Adam, to unpack the headcount on ethnicity and religion. He is joined by the BBC’s Global Population Correspondent Stephanie Hegarty and think-tank director Sunder K…
 
Researchers at MIT have made significant steps toward creating robots that could practically and economically assemble nearly anything, including things much larger than themselves, from vehicles to buildings to larger robots. Many objects could be built from tiny identical lightweight pieces e.g. an airplane wing or a racing car, and this latest w…
 
Kelly Cates brings you two special interviews to preview the huge final group games on Wednesday. First up is Mauricio Pochettino to talk Lionel Messi and look ahead to Argentina’s crucial tie with Poland. Then ahead of the Australia’s decider with Denmark, BBC commentator Pien Meulensteen visits the Soceroos’ camp to catch up with her Dad, Rene, w…
 
People in China are taking to the streets to protest about the ongoing strict lockdowns in the country. The government is trying to contain a surge in covid infections. Today the government has said it wants to increase vaccinations for the elderly. Only 56% of the over 60s in China - and just a fifth of over 80s - have had three doses of vaccine.…
 
Nato has promised to give more weapons to Ukraine and help fix energy infrastructure damage.Also on the programme: China uses surveillance tactics to find protesters; and the United States and Iran are slated to face off in the Qatar World Cup.(Image: Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu, British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and Nato Secret…
 
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