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Could Spitting Image return?

11/14/2018
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The artist Roger Law, who co-created Spitting Image, says there's a real desire to revive the satirical puppet series in the current political situation. He spoke to Sanchia Berg at Cambridge University Library, where he is donating his archives of the show including the famous Margaret Thatcher puppet. (Image: Margaret Thatcher puppet, credit: BBC)

Duration:00:04:52

NHS 'settlement agreements'

11/14/2018
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NHS England’s independent whistleblowing body, the National Guardian’s Office, has announced a taskforce to look into settlement agreements - contracts signed by staff leaving an organisation which contain confidentiality clauses. Today reporter Cristina Criddle has been investigating how they are currently being used. (Image: NHS staff member, credit: BBC)

Duration:00:14:50

Brexit draft agreement

11/14/2018
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Theresa May will face her cabinet today in a crunch meeting to try and garner support for her Brexit deal. The prime minister and EU negotiators have agreed on a 500-page draft withdrawal agreement. (Image: Brexit secretary Dominic Raab arrives at 10 Downing Street, credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Duration:00:46:24

Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

11/14/2018
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What does business in Northern Ireland and the City think about the draft Brexit agreement? (Image: a EU flag and a Union flag. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:11:43

Badger culling

11/13/2018
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Almost 20,000 badgers a year are killed to try and stop the spread of Tuberculosis in cattle. An independent review has concluded that it's wrong to put all the blame on badgers for the disease moving from farm to farm. Professor Sir Charles Godfray speaks to Nick Robinson. (Image: Badger, credit: PA)

Duration:00:04:32

Brain sex

11/13/2018
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The world's largest study of sex differences in the brain has been conducted by Cambridge University. It asked 700,000 people to fill out questionnaires. It found women are more empathetic and men are more systems based. Professor Simon Baron Cohen is director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge. (Image: Brain, credit: Science Photo Library)

Duration:00:03:55

Brexit 'endgame'

11/13/2018
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Theresa May has said the UK is in the "endgame" of the Brexit talks. Failure to reach an agreement by Wednesday will mean there will be no EU summit this month to sign a deal. Cabinet Minister David Lidington says a deal within the next 24 or 48 hours is "still possible but not at all definite". (Image: Theresa May, credit: PA)

Duration:00:28:39

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

11/13/2018
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One of Britain’s biggest defence contractors, Babcock, is under attack. And now it is firing back… (Image: Vanguard class nuclear Submarine, HMS Victorious. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:12:04

Intense fighting in Yemen

11/12/2018
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The battle for Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah has continued over the weekend. The four-year conflict has killed more than 10,000 and pushed the country to the brink of starvation. United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, Lise Grande, says the UN considers the crisis "the worst in the world". (Image: Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen; credit: BBC)

Duration:00:05:56

Betting terminals

11/12/2018
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Plans to restrict how much people can spend on fixed-odds betting terminals should be implemented sooner, a group of MPs insist. They say the proposed £2 cap on maximum stakes – down from £100 – should be brought in by April next year, and the government doesn’t need to wait until October 2019 as planned. (Image: Fixed-odds betting machine, credit: BBC)

Duration:00:04:39

What's next for Brexit?

11/12/2018
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Theresa May is aiming to broker a deal with the EU's Brexit negotiators in time for a hoped-for summit in Brussels later this month. However, any deal she agrees must pass through Parliament despite concerns ministers from all parties might vote against it. Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer discusses. (Image: Union Jack and an EU flag in front of Parliament, credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:31:01

Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

11/12/2018
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How worried are supermarkets that a no-deal Brexit will lead to food shortages? (Image: aerial view of cargo lorries at the Port of Dover. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:13:04

Robotic surgery

11/9/2018
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Retired music teacher, Stephen Pettit needed a heart operation which had a 98-99% chance of succeeding if it was carried out by human hands. Instead it was carried out by a robot and Mr Pettit died. It has raised questions about the growing reliance on robotic surgery, so can machines be relied on to operate on people? (Image: Removing kidney with the da Vinci robot, credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:12:02

Religious freedom

11/9/2018
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A £12m government project will aim to champion religious freedom around the world. But how bad is religious persecution worldwide and what can be done about it? Archbishop Angaelo is the Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London. He speaks to John Humphrys. (Image: Archbishop Angaelos, credit: BBC)

Duration:00:07:00

Cyber threats to banks

11/9/2018
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Banks have been warned that they need to be alert to deal with the threat of cyber attacks. A Bank of England exercise will test how quickly and effectively they are able to protect customers and communicate with each other and with regulators. But how big is the threat? (Image: Cyber attack sign, credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:06:47

Friday's business with Rob Young

11/9/2018
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As online retailers' warehouses grow (pictured), the high street continues to take a hit. The managing director of the Iceland chain gives his view. (Photo: Getty Images.)

Duration:00:11:43

Brexit legal advice

11/8/2018
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Theresa May is being urged to publish legal advice she's received on her Brexit plan. Why is this such a big deal? Former Brexit minister David Davis and BBC Reality Check correspondent Chris Morris speak to John Humphrys. (Image: David Davis, credit: Getty Images)

Duration:00:17:37

Prince Andrew, business and Saudis

11/8/2018
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Prince Andrew stood down some years ago now as an official trade envoy for the UK - there had been controversies over some of his friends, their histories and interests. Since then the prince has been reinventing himself - using his pull to put companies in touch with potential investors and clients. Today business presenter Dominic O'Connell has been talking to him about his Pitch@Palace scheme - and about doing business with Saudi Arabia in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi's murder. (Image:...

Duration:00:06:10

Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

11/8/2018
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The boss of the housebuilder Persimmon has lost his job - because of how much he was paid. Is this the sign of things to come on executive pay? (Image: Persimmon development in Coventry. Credit: Reuters)

Duration:00:11:58

Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

11/7/2018
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What might the US mid-term elections mean for the American economy? (Image: I Voted stickers are seen at a polling station in California. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Duration:00:10:35