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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.
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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.

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Tuesday's business with Rob Young

10/24/2017
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Who will President Donald Trump choose as the next chair of the US Federal Reserve?

Duration: 00:11:55


Sir David Attenborough on Blue Planet II

10/23/2017
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Almost two thirds of the world is covered in water and yet we know less about our oceans than we do about the surface of the moon. That perhaps explains the phenomenal success of the Blue Planet documentary, of which the second series is starting on Sunday. Sir David Attenborough and Orla Doherty, who produced two of the seven programmes in the series, discussed what was achieved in making the documentary and the scale of human impact on the oceans. (Image: Blue Planet II. Credit: PA)

Duration: 00:08:06


Monday's business with Rob Young

10/23/2017
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What will financial markets make of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's electoral win?

Duration: 00:11:31


Are we in a new cold war?

10/20/2017
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Are we in a new type of cold war with Russia - this time in cyberspace? That's the view of Jake Sullivan, former director of policy planning for Barack Obama, and deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. His warning comes as Europe and the US try to address the threat of the Kremlin to the democratic process. A threat intensified thanks to social media. (Image:Trump and Putin meet, credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:07:38


Is it time for Theresa May to get tough?

10/20/2017
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Theresa May's message to EU leaders is the same as theirs to her: Come on, let's do business. But in the UK there is a gap between those who think walking away is a possible tactic and those who think it would be damaging to the country. Is it time for Mrs May to toughen up and say the UK will walk out of talks going nowhere? We speak to Laura Kuenssberg and former cabinet ministers Peter Mandelson and Iain Duncan-Smith to take a look at the way ahead. (Image: Theresa May waiting for a...

Duration: 00:20:00


Tom Hanks and his typewriter

10/20/2017
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Tom Hanks, aka Forrest Gump, the castaway, Private Ryan and so many beloved film characters, is branching out. He's just published his first book of short stories Uncommon Type, a play on words out about his passion for typewriters. He aims to draw the reader in to everyday life of "just folks". (Image: Tom Hanks, credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:08:52


Friday's business with Lucy Burton

10/20/2017
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t's thought that EU leaders will say later that not enough progress has been made on Brexit negotiations to allow the launch of discussions on a bilateral free trade deal. But even before any formal announcement, it appears that business people don't have high hopes of progress. (Image: Theresa May in Brussels for European Council meeting. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:10:29


Theresa May's dinner date

10/19/2017
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This evening, the prime minister will brief EU leaders after dinner, with the possibility of discussion on the way ahead for trade. Meanwhile, Labour are in meetings this morning, as Jeremy Corbyn and Keir Starmer hold talks with Michel Barnier and the president of the European parliament. We speak to Keir Starmer about what should be set up in negotiations and also hear from our Europe editor and deputy political editor for further analysis. (Image: Theresa may at dinner, credit: Getty...

Duration: 00:16:48


Tom Karen: The 70s toy god

10/19/2017
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He has been called the man who designed the 70s. Tom Karen is the man behind the Raleigh chopper bike, Reliant Robin and and the toy 'Marble Run' - which is still in production and being played with by children around the world. Now his work is to feature in a special exhibition at the Jewish museum in London which is celebrating the work of immigrant designers. (Image: child on chopper bike, credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:04:59


How much of Brexit talks is bluster?

10/19/2017
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How much of the Brexit talks is just posturing; them saying they can't be flexible when they can. Us saying we might walk when we wouldn't. What's the best way to deal with the EU? We put these questions to Greece's former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis and Poland's former foreign minister, Radoslaw Sikorski. (Image: Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker, credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:07:26


Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

10/19/2017
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Thirty years ago today stock markets around the world tumbled in a crash that became known as Black Monday - what are the chances of that crash happening again? (New York Stock Exchange trader, 19 October 1987. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:11:33


What does it take to win the Man Booker?

10/18/2017
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American author George Saunders discusses his novel Lincoln In the Bardo and talks about the road to winning this year's prize. He has said that the idea for the book had been in his heart for 20 years. Saunders is the second American to win the prize since it was opened last year to writers of any nationality working in English and publishing in the UK. (Image: Winning author George Saunders, credit: Getty)

Duration: 00:06:15


Can the NHS bounce back?

10/18/2017
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Your chance of not being seen within the four hour waiting time target in A and E has doubled from what it was four years ago. That's one effect from the decline in performance of hospitals across the UK that's been charted by a BBC analysis. The study found that for cancer care and planned operations, waiting times have consistently been missed in all parts of the UK in the last 18 months. What help does the NHS need to cut waiting times? (Image: Surgeons operating, credit: Getty)

Duration: 00:10:02


Today at 60: Gender identity

10/18/2017
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The programme will be 60 next week, and for the past three months you've been telling us how you think the country has changed. John Humphrys has been putting together reports and discussions about those changes. His final report of the series is an examination of gender identity. (Image: Pride in London, credit: Getty)

Duration: 00:29:29


Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

10/18/2017
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How will business react to a further increase in business rates due to higher inflation?

Duration: 00:11:24


Today at 60: How has our approach to terrorism changed?

10/17/2017
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60 years ago, terrorism was something that happened to other countries. Since those relatively innocent days so much has changed and we've learned to live with the terrorism threat. We reflect on those changes with Ed Butler, head of research at Pool Re and Edward Webb, the grandson of Airey Neave. (Image: police outside Horse Guards Parade, credit: Getty)

Duration: 00:08:15


Why are we afraid of eerie weather?

10/17/2017
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Those weird orange skies yesterday, the temperature far too warm for October and a storm clearly brewing. There was of course a scientific explanation for it all. We're told it was dust from the Sahara, smoke from Portugal and the tail end of Hurricane Ophelia. And yet it was eerie. No surprise #apocalypse was trending online. But why? Are we programmed - have we evolved - to respond to the weather in this way? (Image: Orange sky in London, credit: Getty)

Duration: 00:07:12


Dr Michael Fuchs on Theresa May's talks in Brussels

10/17/2017
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Theresa May has returned to London after talks in Brussels with the President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker which were described in a joint statement as 'useful and constructive'. It is said that as well as discussing measures to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, they agreed that Brexit negotiations should accelerate in the months to come. With EU leaders due to gather in Brussels for a summit at which they'll review progress in the talks on Thursday the process remains...

Duration: 00:11:12


Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

10/17/2017
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What does Bombardier's deal with Airbus mean for jobs in Northern Ireland? (Image: Bombardier CS300 aircraft takes off as Airbus A380 waits on the taxiway. Credit: Reuters)

Duration: 00:13:42


Is no Brexit deal really better than a bad deal?

10/16/2017
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Theresa May heads to Brussels today to make arrangements with the president of the EU commission on Brexit before leaders gather on Thursday. Mrs May has said in the past that no deal is better than a bad deal, but what if MPs don't agree? Former Tory chancellor Kenneth Clarke is one of those who has voiced concern over the prospect. (Image: Kenneth Clarke, credit: Getty)

Duration: 00:12:23

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