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The Briefing Room


David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news


28:44 | Feb 8th, 2018

Child services in Northampton are under pressure - and it's partly due to where long-distance lorry drivers choose to take a pee. In fact, Northampton County Council as a whole is under huge finan...Show More

28:21 | May 15th

How have China's relations with other countries changed since the arrival of the virus? The US and China have been facing each other off for years, but increasingly other nations are questioning the b...Show More
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28:28 | May 7th

What damage are the pandemic and lockdown doing to the economy and what could happen next? David Aaronovitch explores the economic impact of physical distancing on business, whether our fast expand...Show More

28:46 | Apr 30th

Have the mounting deaths exposed cracks in the way we deliver care to some of our most vulnerable people? David Aaronovitch looks at how the system is structured and funded. and why it sometimes str...Show More

28:19 | Apr 23rd

Some countries have opened schools, hairdressers and small non-food shops. David Aaronovitch asks what has guided those tentative first steps and whether the lockdown can be eased safely. What have...Show More
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