September 13th, 2016
Episode 826 of 1091 episodes
Police and protesters have clashed in a Chinese village noted for democratic reform. Ted Plafker is China correspondent for The Economist, has visited the village of Wukan, and explains the background to the dispute. Also in the programme, Ford says that it will have a driverless car on the market within five years. The BBC's Michelle Fleury has been for a spin in the company's most advanced prototype, and we have analysis from Eric Jeffe of urban innovations company Sidewalk Labs. US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has suggested that the head of the US Federal Reserve is bowing to political pressure by keeping interest rates low. Our economic commentator Roger Bootle of Capital Economics tells us how likely that is. And there has been an uproar on social media after the producers of hit BBC show 'The Great British Bake Off' said they're taking it to a rival channel. We ask Gill Hind, media analyst at Enders Analysis, whether popular television programmes should always go to the highest bidder.
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