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In the last of the current series, Andy Zaltzman and the panel take on the week's headlines.Ayesha Hazarika, Matt Winning, Geoff Norcott and Elis James join Andy in 'convivial, fraternal spirit' to look take a close look at COP26, and whether Brian Cox is right about earth's extinction leaving the galaxy bereft of meaning. They also discuss Southen…
 
As many as 43,000 PCR tests for people living in and around the South West of England could have been wrongly returned as negative recently, thanks to a seemingly unknown error, or errors, at a laboratory near Wolverhampton. For an extraordinarily long time the mistakes went undetected, and every day many hundreds of people who really had Covid, we…
 
Emily Pilbeam presents a mixtape of her personal selection of tracks from BBC Introducing with Alewya, Priestgate, Shelf Life Sad Night Dynamite, Chrissi, Morgan Harper Jones, Deep Tan, Greg Surmacz, L E M F R E C K, Henry Carlyle, Ustoo, Adult DVD, Clwb Fuzz, The Howl & The Hum & Tom Everett.By BBC Radio 6 Music
 
Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, orders his foreign ministry to declare ten ambassadors from allied nations persona-non-grata over their support for a jailed government critic.Also in the programme: UN Myanmar rapporteur warns of coming bloodshed; and Saudi Arabia pledges net-zero carbon emissions by 2060.(Picture: Turkish President Tayyip …
 
We heard from delighted Chelsea supporters following their emphatic win at home to Norwich. Everton fans were in dismay after a big loss to Watford. Norwich fans remained hopeful, Arsenal fans grew with confidence, and Charlton fans reacted to the sacking of their manager. There was a look ahead to Manchester United vs Liverpool in Gone in 60 Sutto…
 
The former presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has a new book out, “State of Terror”, a political thriller written with the award winning author Louise Penny. The two women were already friends before deciding to pen the novel which features a President who “smells of meat” and appears to resemble Donald Trump and a British Prime Minister…
 
The UN says it fears there could be further mass atrocities in Myanmar, where it says the army appears poised to attack local resistance fighters. The UN's special rapporteur says there are ominous similarities to the tactics used against the Rohingyas in Rakhine state. We bring you the latest.Also in the programme: Saudi Arabia announces their aim…
 
Child slavery, motherhood, female independence and freedom through education are amongst the topics explored in over 20 books by the author Buchi Emecheta. Born in 1944 in an Ibusa village, she lost her father aged eight, travelled to London and made a career as a writer whilst bringing up five children on her own, working by day and studying at ni…
 
When Aids began to emerge in the USA and Europe in the 1980s, South Africa was a fractured country, divided by Apartheid. During this time, the ruling National Party seemed disinterested in preventing a disease which was mainly affecting black people and gay men. The fall of Apartheid and the inauguration of President Nelson Mandela didn't improve …
 
Historian Dan Jones’s new book, The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings, reimagines a medieval ghost story for modern audiences. He explains to Dave Musgrove what it tells us about attitudes to the afterlife in the Middle Ages. (Ad) Dan Jones is the author of The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings: A medieval ghost story (Head of Z…
 
A rising star of British photography, Kemka Ajoku talks about how his English and Nigerian roots have shaped his outlook. He tells us why he focuses on telling Black British stories and how he handles racist responses to his work.Linton Kwesi Johnson’s unflinching political poems about police brutality, social injustice and protest have made him an…
 
US officials are warning about China's ambitions in artificial intelligence, saying that the country could come to dominate in the field, giving the country unprecedented military advantage. Chris Meserole, an AI researcher with the Brookings in Washington DC, explains the concern. Also in the programme, we'll have a check-in on the day's trading o…
 
The UN says its flights to Mekelle in Ethiopia's Tigray region have been suspended after one of its planes had to abort its landing on the same morning as a military air strike was carried out on the city. The Ethiopian government said its planes had been targeting a training centre used by Tigrayan rebels, who denied the existence of such venue.Al…
 
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