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Why are we drawn to hope? Bettany Hughes visits a Buddhist temple, the Palace of Westminster and the UK's largest food bank to find out why we are hard-wired to hope for the best.

Why are we drawn to hope? Bettany Hughes visits a Buddhist Temple, The Palace of Westminster and the UK's largest food bank to find out why we're hard-wired to hope for the best.

With Classicist Paul Cartledge, Buddhist teacher and author of The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down Haemin Sunim, Conservative MP for Spelthorne Kwasi Kwarteng, and Michael Nixon and Brian Edden from the Newcastle West End Foodbank.

Producer: Dixi Stewart.

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