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What to watch this Christmas: Daisy Thompson on the BBC’s stellar line up

Unsurprisingly, this year the BBC has created yet another corker of a Christmas TV line-up, which means that your holidays will never feature a dull moment – the biggest struggle will be choosing what to watch. Here is an outline of the programmes you should be prioritising. The Great British Bake Off Christmas Special This […]

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Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back on BBC Two

This piece of political satire by the BBC envisions how Nigel Farage has been living his life since resigning as leader of UKIP after 10 years on and off. In fact, he had already resigned three times before when he announced in July that he was stepping down from the role. One of the key […]

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Review: The UK’s Hidden Slaves

The idea of a slave trade still existing today may seem almost unbelievable, especially as it is not often witnessed. However, in this programme, Radio 1 Stories investigates the modern day slave trade – still prevalent today. The fact that there are 46 million slaves today, 13,000 of whom are in the UK, demonstrates that […]

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The Confidential Agent: Drama on Radio 4

Radio 4 is recently aired its dramatisation of The Confidential Agent, a novel by Graham Greene. Greene wrote this work in 1938, a particularly unsettled period of British history, and the piece is flecked with an uncertainty  that reflects the reality of this period. The first episode opens with Edgar Domniguez (Alun Raglan) setting the […]

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The Apprentice returns – for series twelve!

It’s back! The theme tune started and I could hardly contain my excitement for the twelfth series of The Apprentice. Some love it, some hate it, but the candidates in this entrepreneurial-competition-like-no-another certainly divide public opinion. This year we have everything from an art director to the owner of a sausage shop (something that really […]

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BBC World Service Review: The Why Factor

The Why Factor is a short weekly programme which investigates the reasons humans act in the way they do in the 21st century. Mike Williams, the presenter, looks into why crazes take off, starting with Pokemon Go which has exploded onto the scene recently. In trying to understand the appeal of crazes such as these, […]

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The BBC National Short Story Competition on Radio 4

From September 16 to 23, Radio 4 have interviewed the shortlisted authors for the BBC National Short Story Competition on Front Row, following with an extract of their short story the next day. There are five shortlisted authors (all women, interestingly) and their stories are incredibly diverse, but also feature some similar themes. My favourite […]