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Andy Zaltzman and the News Quiz satirise the week's news from the UK and beyond.This week Andy is joined by Alice Fraser, Chris McCausland, Daliso Chaponda and Hugo Rifkind. They try to make sense of a week of big dogs, pork pies and red meat.Chair's Script: Written by Andy ZaltzmanAdditional Material: Written by Heidi Regan, Cameron Loxdale, Steph…
 
The British Broadcasting Corporation is the world’s oldest and largest public service broadcaster. But as it prepares to mark its 100th birthday the organisation finds itself at a crossroads. The UK government has begun a review of the BBC’s long term funding structure with an aim of ending its dependency on television licence fees – effectively a …
 
Why was the blast from the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano so explosive? Where are we on the global climatic thermostat? And how you can get involved in the Big Repair Project.Gaia Vince speaks with Auckland University volcanologist Prof Shane Cronin, one of the few human beings to have visited the now-disappeared volcanic land bridge that stretc…
 
In Northern Iraq, Josh finds out how two people you’ve been asking about are doing now.In 2014 the Islamic State group killed thousands of members of the Yazidi religious community and kidnapped and enslaved many, many more. Ayham and Saud were both taken from their families and ended up in Syria where they were eventually bought by Sam and her hus…
 
An hour of top tunes from WINACHI, DRANG, ABNORMAL SLEEPZ, ART SCHOOL GIRLFRIEND, PUBLIC BODY, FOXXGLOVE, 1.0.8, THIS ELEGANT GULL, THE NAKED FEEDBACK, CHIIKA, REN LAWTON, TITS UP, POLYHYMNS, FLO PERLIN, ME REX, R'MONAH, TRADGE, TURNA handpicked by Tom Robinson from the BBC Introducing Uploader.By BBC Radio 6 Music
 
Scientists have been searching for dark matter for decades, and think there’s six times more of it in the universe than the stuff we can actually see, like stars and planets. But they still don’t know what it is. So how can we be sure dark matter really exists? And why does it matter, anyway? Back in 2018, armed with a boiler suit, hard hat and ear…
 
The US and Russia have held high-level talks over the tension in Ukraine, aimed at lowering the chances of war. The BBC’s Diplomatic Correspondent, James Landale, and Steve Rosenberg, our Moscow Correspondent, join Adam to try and figure out what both sides are thinking.Armando Iannucci, creator of satires like ‘The Thick of It’ and ‘The Death of S…
 
Guillermo del Toro talks about his new film Nightmare Alley, the second film adaptation of the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham. It stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett and Toni Collette. Mark reviews that film along with Sir Ken ‘Chuckles’ Branagh’s new film Belfast, which he discussed with Simon on last week’s show, about a …
 
The two top diplomats from the US and Russia have concluded brief negotiations in Geneva. The talks were designed to defuse the threat of war in Ukraine. Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said the talks with the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken were constructive.Also in the programme: We hear an extraordinary story of survival from Tonga …
 
French and American energy giants TotalEnergies and Chevron are pulling out of Myanmar. They've cited deteriorating human rights in the wake of last year's coup in the country. We find out more from Gareth Leather, who is on the emerging markets team at Capital Economics. Also in the programme, an investment of more than $400 million by the mining …
 
Aaron Paul is joined by Sheffield United midfielder Oliver Norwood and ex-Hull City manager Phil Brown to assess the big stories from the EFL and beyond.Following Hull City’s takeover, BBC Radio Humberside’s Mike White tells us what to expect from their new owner - “the Turkish Simon Cowell”.Richie Wellens lifts the lid on what went wrong at Doncas…
 
The East German authorities built the Berlin Wall in 1961 to keep their people in. Thousands had been streaming westwards. But a few people went the other way. Frauke Naumann was one of them. She grew up in West Germany but fell love with her cousin who lived on the other side of the border. So, in 1986, at the age of 22 she left home to join him. …
 
Microsoft said it plans to buy mega games company Activision Blizzard in deal worth almost $70bn. How will this deal transform the gaming industry? We hear from Louise Shorthouse, senior games analyst at Ampere Analysis. Plus, are we all eventually going to live in a virtual world? Philosopher David Chalmers explains why he believes that virtual re…
 
QAnon and the plot to break reality... When a mob storms the Capitol in Washington DC, reporter and presenter Gabriel Gatehouse sees someone he recognises: a man draped in furs with horns on his head. He is known as the Q Shaman. Gabriel had met him at a Trump rally in Arizona, ranting about a conspiracy theory involving Hillary Clinton and a cabal…
 
We start the programme in Ghana where there's been a huge explosion close to the town of Bogoso. Afua Adom from Metro TV gives us insight on the accident from Accra. There's been a dramatic consequence of last week's submarine volcanic eruption and resulting tsunami in Tonga. The government of Peru says it's now grappling with the country's worst e…
 
Steve Crossman is joined by Chris Sutton, senior football reporter Ian Dennis and the former Liverpool and Everton midfielder Don Hutchison as Liverpool have booked their place in the EFL Cup final after beating Arsenal 2-0. The panel reflect on the importance of Liverpool making their first domestic cup final at Wembley since 2016 and Chris thinks…
 
A senior Tory accuses Number 10 of using blackmail to keep rebellious MPs in line.Adam, Chris and Laura chew the fat over the latest serious claims and they are joined by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Simon Clarke, to discuss an apology, a defection and strong-arm tactics. Today's Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg, John Murphy and Sally …
 
European foreign ministers spoke about Ukraine earlier today in Berlin. Moscow has repeatedly denied it's planning to invade.Also on the programme: in western Ghana there's been a huge explosion close to the town of Bogoso. There are fears that many people may have lost their lives when a truck carrying explosives used in mining collided with a mot…
 
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