Whilst Tim Harford is examining the Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy from paper money to the canal lock to Bitcoin, Robert and Tim Shipman look at what’s going on right now in politics. Robert’s WTF: What have we done? Why did it happen? How do we take back control? asks the questions many have asked post-Brexit, post-snap election and post-truth. In Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem Tim Shipman looks more specifically at the 12 months between the Brexit vote and the 2017 election, speaks to key players and reveals the chaos and the likely future effects of a remarkable political year.
On air, Levison Wood’s latest trek through dangerous and incredible territory is blah blah etc and so on Channel 4. There are also new series on TV for Steve Stevens and Jo Jones. On radio, Bob Roberts uncovers the mysteries of blah on Radio 4 and on Radio 3 someone was interviewed by someone else.