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19/11/2010

Should the pricing structure of train tickets mirror the airline industry? Plus our suggestions on the best way to use an invisiblity cloak. And could you write a novel in a month?

How would you feel about booking a train ticket in the same way as you would a plane? Both East Coast and Virgin Trains have said they want to mirror the airline industry by charging higher prices for in-demand services, but sell tickets on the cheap for less crowded trains and those booked a long way in advance. But would this benefit the passengers by reducing congestion or simply boost profits for the train companies? We hear form both.

Plus in honour of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part one which goes on general release from today, we have a few suggestions on the best way to use an invisibility cloak.

And could you write a novel in a month? We talk to a man who is determined to finish his 50,000 word tome in 30 days.

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57 minutes

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Fri 19 Nov 2010 12:00

Chapters

  • Young Theatre Audiences

    How a government ticket giveaway was snapped up by people who visit the theatre anyway.

    Duration: 09:18

  • Novel in a Month

    Could you write a novel in a month? We talk to a James Blatch who is determined to finish his 50,000 word tome in 30 days.

    Duration: 05:55

  • Technology and Care

    We investigate the new technologies which might reduce the cost of care and allow people to remain independent in their own homes for longer.

    Duration: 10:52

  • Train Pricing

    How would you feel about booking a train ticket in the same way as you would a plane?

    Duration: 12:03

  • Invisibility Cloak

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part one goes on general release from today. We have a few suggestions on uses for an invisibility cloak.

    Duration: 04:21

  • Consumer complaints about adverts

    Mcdonalds and John Lewis have recently changed television adverts following complaints from viewers. How much does this cost the industry, and when else has it happened?

    Duration: 07:49

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