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Hello and welcome to our look ahead

to what the papers will be

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bringing us tomorrow.

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With me are Deborah Haynes,

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Defence Editor of the Times,

and Jim Waterson,

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political editor at Buzzfeed.

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On his way to the Guardian as well

very soon.

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Many of tomorrow's front

pages are already in.

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The Devils Incarnate

is the headline in the Metro -

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with pictures of serial sex

offenders Barry Bennell

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and Matthew Falder, who have each

been jailed for more than 30 years.

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Brexit is the lead in the Guardian,

which previews a speech

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by David Davis, who tomorrow

will say that Brexit

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won't plunge Britain

into a "Mad Max" dystopia.

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Brexit also features

on the front page of the The I -

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which says the former

Deputy Prime Minister Damian Green

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is asking the government to release

papers that detail the impact

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of Brexit on the UK.

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The Times says thousands of students

could have their final

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year exams cancelled

because of strikes by lecturers.

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The Telegraph focuses on pressure

from the Prime Minister

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for Jeremy Corbyn to authorise

the release of cold war files

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kept on him by Czech

and East German secret services.

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The story also features on the front

page of the Daily Mail, which says

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the Czech spy told his bosses Mr

Corbyn could be a 'useful source'.

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The FT reports that hundreds

of branches of the fast-food chain

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KFC are closed because they've run

out of chicken.

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And 'Kentucky Fried Shut'

is the headline in the Sun -

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which says 700 of KFC's 870 UK

branches remain closed.

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Let's start off with the Daily Mail.

Deborah, tell us, the Corbyn story,

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which is dominating quite if you

front pages, actually.

Yes,

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absolutely. The news of the papers

tomorrow is how Theresa May has sort

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of wade into this whole piece about

whether or not Jeremy Corbyn

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provided information to a checks

buyer for stop

where does this come

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from, new readers start here, where

has all this come from, this whole

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story?

There is this agent that

seems to be talking an awful lot to

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the mail and the Telegraph about his

interactions with Jeremy Corbyn. And

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there are these sort of Cold War

papers, like a Stasi file, which

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apparently was opened when he

visited East Germany in the 70s. --

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East Germany. There is pressure

coming on Mr Corbyn to allow these

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files to be opened, so people can

read what was actually shared by

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him. But obviously he is denying

that he did anything wrong.

Similar

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front page, Jim, on the Telegraph

actually.

What is Willy interesting

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is that the sun started the story

last week and really pushed it. They

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got hold of the original agent --

agent Cobb files from the archives.

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But what is interesting. Agent Cobb

was supposedly his secret name. What

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he revealed doesn't seem to be clear

or whether he would knew whether he

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was meeting with the spies, even

less clear. But the fact that the

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Telegraph and the Conservative Party

is really tried to make hay out of

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this, they are really trying to push

this. They forward have a reason

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think this is robot something that

could damage him. What intrigues me

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from a political perspective is

whether they think this will cut

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through to the general public, who

despite all the accusations put at

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Jeremy Corbyn think that is ancient

history.

Seed don't think it will

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damage him?

It could, but it is

whether people care for stop the

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Conservatives in the last election

thought that Jeremy Corbyn, I will

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choose my words carefully, but

friendship with Irish republicans in

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the 1980s could be used to undermine

him. That was seen as their killer

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card, and when the public find out

it will really destroy it. It didn't

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really happen. So this sort of

stuff, the fact the party is pushing

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it hard. There is a quote from the

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defence minister on the Telegraph

front page, in which he says Kim

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Philby was also using these sorts of

excuses, ie the Cambridge spy, which

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was actually a tweet in reply to

Buzzfeed's media editor. He then

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wrote back saying he wasn't

comparing him, he was just following

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a few parallels. There are quite

know what the messages, but they

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tried to push this idea that Jeremy

Corbyn can't be trusted on national

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security.

And a nice cartoon on the

front page of the Telegraph. Can you

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tell us about that?

It is a funny

one. The whole idea is why would you

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really get a Jeremy Corbyn if you

wanted secret information on what

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was going on in the British state?

So there is a picture of two Cold

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War spies on a bridge in Prague. The

quote is I met Corbyn, he told me

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his runner beans are doing well and

he might plant some courgettes.

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Interestingly, in the Telegraph,...

A reference to his allotment, I

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guess?

I guess so. A reference to

how MPs are looking to call this

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checks by to give evidence. So it is

clearly something that will rumble

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on that longer.

Page nine of your

paper, the Times, they have an angle

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on this as well.

We have this

fantastic story, obviously I would

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say that about my great paper.

You

are going to be debt from your

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phone?

I will read it from iPhone, I

don't have the actual copy. My my

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colleague, Dominic Kennedy was that

he has got hold of diplomatic

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telegrams related to a fact-finding

mission to Grenada, after America

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invaded the Commonwealth island,

that was the lead by none other than

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Jeremy Corbyn. And the story goes,

he was helped by Sir Jeffrey Howell,

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who was then Foreign Secretary under

Margaret Thatcher, and he sent two

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diplomatic telegrams marked

restricted to the diplomatic editor

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in grenade, ever questing that

maximum assistance be given to the

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left-wing MP.

So what is this all

mean?

The discovery of Mr Corbyn's

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discreet allowance -- alliance with

the Foreign Office at the height of

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the Cold War indicates that the

authorities trusted him and it

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raises the prospect that Mr Corbyn,

stay with me, who has met

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representatives from violent

revolutionary groups, might have

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continued to be helpful to the

British state as an intermediary for

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stop

so rather being a

revolutionary...

007 Colvin.

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Undercover for the Home Office,

maybe.

The possibilities are

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endless! -- 007 Corbyn. Oxfam, and

their continuing trials and

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tribulations over all the sex abuse

allegations in 80. This time the

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chief of Oxfam in the dock

potentially.

The fact that Oxfam's

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handling of this story, which the

Times broke two weeks ago now, the

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extent to which they have really

aside from the horrific allegations,

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they have also been terrible, in

terms of how they handle this.

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Rather than just come out, say what

they knew, get everything out in the

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open and clear it out, the fact

there has been a continuous fear of

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a cover-up. The idea that the

organisation has something within it

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that has been tolerating this sort

of thing. We have already seen a

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deputy go but now it is coming right

to the top, and whether or not the

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organisation is able to survive with

all the goodwill towards it, all the

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people who do fundraising for it.

Do

you really think it might not

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survive?

I think it will but the

fundraising, the big funding from

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the government is under threat. If

you are doing your just giving page

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for Oxfam, what will people be

willing to donate? It could be

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catastrophic for the charity.

Let's

go on to the Guardian front page,

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Barry Bannan getting 30 years for

what they call the evil reign over

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boys. Deborah, it has been a

shocking story, really, hasn't it,

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that has been coming out over the

last few days from the court case.

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Absolutely. There were shouts of yes

when the sentencing came out. And it

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has been a triumph for the Guardian,

who actually broke the story in the

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first place, and such a difficult

subject, to be to get the witnesses

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to come forward and get their

evidence. You know, you just hope

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that this kind of very, very strong

sentencing for a heedless crime will

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act as a deterrent: more than

anything.

And the bravery of the

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guys who came forward, Daniel

Taylor, saying despite often being

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quite low-key guys who just sort of

never thought they would be

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appearing in papers and doing things

like this, and talking about how it

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has ruined their lives.

The

Metropolitan act front-page combines

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the two paedophile stories, Barry

Bennell and the Cambridge graduate,

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Matthew Falder. Devils incarnate,

which was the judge's word in

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reference to Barry Bennell actually.

Absolutely, Matthew Falder, the way

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he used really truly horrific

tactics, using dark net stuff, to

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basically blackmail people into

doing horrific acts is just truly

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unimaginable. And again, the Barry

Bennell stuff, still playing out and

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having an impact for stop

let's

finish off with probably the best

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story of the day in some ways.

Kentucky fried chicken running out

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of, guess what? Chicken. Out of this

ever happen?

It is to do with how

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they have got a new delivery

contract, is that right?

I have just

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been completely obsessed with the

story!

LAUGHTER

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Are you a KFC man, then?

I am

absolutely not, but people have been

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knocking on the doors of KFC,

demanding their fried chicken,

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people writing to their MPs. Neil

Cole said he had lots of complaints

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from constituents demanding that KFC

is open. And the cold country is in

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uproar. -- the whole country. There

are videos of people knocking on

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doors demanding to be let in for

their fried chicken, all because

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DHL, the new delivery partner, can't

get the warehouse working. It is

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just great to see that amidst all

the chaos and change happening in

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the UK, if you take away people's

fried chicken, they get upset.

It

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seems extraordinary if your main

function is to sell fried chicken,

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you can't find any chicken to sell.

It is quite an oversight.

There was

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apparently quite a serious element,

some of the workers at KFC, which

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operate as a franchise, they are on

zero-hours contracts, and whether

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they will get paid during this time

when there is no chicken.

They have

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been told to take holiday, if they

want to.

Presumably a paid holiday,

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if KFC cares about its brand.

You

would hope so.

Do you think it would

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damage them reputation lay? It is

hugely embarrassing.

It will

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probably boost their brand, if they

play it right and say we are open

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now, we are really sorry, then

suddenly it has got onto all the

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front pages and said the British

public love KFC.

They did make a

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joke with that read, why did the

chicken cross the road? Not to get

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the KFC. I will let you go and get

some fast food from somewhere else.

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Thank you both very much for

reviewing the papers.

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Don't forget you can see the front

pages of the papers online

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on the BBC News website.

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It's all there for you -

seven days a week at bbc dot co uk

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And if you miss the programme any

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evening you can watch it

later on BBC iPlayer

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Thank you Deborah and Jim.

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Goodbye.

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