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At the Movies looks three contrasting films – new Young Adult franchise, Divergent, a Japanese family drama about two children separated at birth – Like Father Like Son and Grand Budapest Hotel from cult director Wes Anderson
On Our Changing World flying unmanned aerial vehicles to collect ecological data, Marcus Chown and the big stuff, chemicals that mimic estrogen, and insecticides that target genes
Band Of Hope is a retrospective look at the famous children's temperance movement of the 1890s
Part 2 of BBC series Noise: A Human History looks at the age of oratory. Written and presented by Professor David Hendy and produced in collaboration with the British Library Sound Archive
Insight explores whether the record number of marine reserves announced this year is a genuine step forward for conservation or a token gesture.
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A selection of Kate de Goldi's reviews of children's books from the Saturday Morning archives.
Nick Bollinger reviews the latest CD releases.
Interviews with Neil Cross, Ian Rankin, Kate Atkinson, Peter Temple, Paddy Richardson, Paul Cleave and other writers of crime fiction.
Lynda Chanwai-Earle meets people from New Zealand's ethnic minority communities to talk culture, lifestyle, politics, religion, arts, music and more.
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