Analysis

Analysis

Analysis makes sense of the ideas that change the world, from economics to social affairs to global politics to political Islam. With thought-provoking and expert presenters, Analysis aims to make the world of policy and ideas both interesting and surprising. The programme broadcasts 26 episodes a year, in three separate series.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • When robots steal our jobs 02 Mar 2015

    Mon, 2 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Technology has been replacing manufacturing jobs for years. Now it has white-collar jobs in its sights. David Baker asks what we will do if robots take over the workplace?

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  • Artificial Intelligence 23 Feb 2015

    Mon, 23 Feb 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, has joined Professor Stephen Hawking in warning that AI could spell the end of the human race. Should we fear super-intelligent machines?

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  • Downward Social Mobility 16 Feb 2015

    Mon, 16 Feb 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Social mobility is a good thing – right? But movement can go in both directions. Jo Fidgen explores the implications of downward social mobility.

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  • You Can't Say That 09 Feb 2015

    Mon, 9 Feb 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Does free speech include a right to cause offence? Edward Stourton joins speaks historians, theologians and philosophers to explore the outer limits of free expression.

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  • Referendum Conundrums 02 Feb 2015

    Mon, 2 Feb 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Scotland last year showed how dramatic referendums can be. So what would an in-out vote on the EU be like? Chris Bowlby hears about fears, hopes - and plans already underway.

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  • Maskirovka 26 Jan 2015

    Mon, 26 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Lucy Ash explores the Russian military strategy of deception - maskirovka - from its use against invading Mongols in the 14th Century to the current crisis in Ukraine.

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  • Analysis Extra: Correspondents Look Ahead 02 Jan 15

    Fri, 2 Jan 15

    Duration:
    47 mins

    Mark Mardell forecasts how the world could change in 2015, aided by top BBC journalists Lyse Doucet, Carrie Gracie, Kamal Ahmed and Bridget Kendall.

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  • Terror and the Oxygen of Publicity 23 Dec 2014

    Tue, 23 Dec 14

    Duration:
    38 mins

    Gordon Corera, the BBC Security Correspondent, examines how terrorists use the oxygen of publicity, how governments attempt to starve them of it, and the media response.

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  • Precedents or Principles 17 Nov 2014

    Mon, 17 Nov 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    "I always buy this type of coffee." But is that decision one of principle -or just because you buy it each day? Nick Chater asks which matters more to us: precedent or principles?

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  • Conservative Muslims, Liberal Britain 10 Nov 2014

    Mon, 10 Nov 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In the wake of the Trojan horse affair in Birmingham schools, David Goodhart asks whether Britain's socially conservative Muslims can ever integrate into liberal Britain.

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