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Five in the Eye

By Michael and Phil
Michael Ohajuru and Phil Woodford debate five of the news stories that have captured their imagination this week. Whether they're discussing major issues or looking at the quirky and offbeat, they bring two lifetimes of experience to their show on Colourful Radio.

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Five in the Eye 334 with Simon
MICHAEL Hello and a very warm welcome to episode 0334 of Five in the Eye with me, Michael Ohajuru. As regular listeners know, this is the show on Colourful Radio where we pick five stories in the news that have caught our eye - some serious, some more light-hearted - and we take them apart and reassemble them. Right in front of your eyes! Or ears! PHIL And this is Phil Woodford joining Michael via Zoom this week and welcoming a very special guest. He’s an old pal of Michael’s from way back when, making his debut on the Eye. It’s Simon Denman. Hi there Simon. SIMON Hi Phil, hello Michael. It’s great to be hear on Five in the Eye. And I can reveal our top story this week is going to be the emergence of the Omicron variant of coronavirus. Has Africa been poorly treated for being honest and transparent about the mutant bug? MICHAEL For our second story, we turn to Barbados. In a ceremony earlier in the week, the island nation transformed itself into a republic and bade goodbye to the Queen as Head of State. How many other Commonwealth nations may follow suit? And could it ever happen here in the UK? PHIL What’s story number three? Well, back in the early days of the web (which Michael and Simon claim to remember) there was an edition of the tech magazine Wired that made some eerie predictions of the future. We check just how accurate they have proved to be. SIMON And for number four, we ask whether it’s possible to steal someone else’s cookery recipe. An article in an American newspaper suggests a possible crime wave. Or possibly a microwave. MICHAEL And finally this week, to finish the show, the pressure is on for us to have a less consumerist Christmas. Would you consider giving second-hand pressies? PHIL Not your old socks again, Michael! And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye!
40:56
December 3, 2021
Five in the Eye 0333
PHIL It’s Friday, so that can only mean one thing: it’s Five in the Eye day here on Colourful Radio. In London, this is Phil Woodford giving a very warm welcome to our loyal band of listeners. This is episode 0333 of our weekly news review show. MICHAEL And joining Phil via Zoom this week, it’s me - Michael Ohajuru - revealing that our number one story is about the Prime Minister. Has BoJo lost his mojo? With mounting concern within the Tory Party about his competence and ridicule over a speech involving Peppa Pig, how long has Boris got? PHIL Our second story this week is about the North of England. The government promised to level up, but they have cut back on the proposed high-speed rail investment. What’s the future for the so-called Northern Powerhouse? MICHAEL What’s story number three? Well according to my sauces, it’s about ketchup. Some football managers like to control the diet of their players, while others take a more relaxed view. Should we really be micromanaging the food that sports professionals eat? PHIL For number four this week, do you suffer from HOGO? It’s the new FOMO apparently and it stands for Hassle of Going Out. Restaurants are increasingly finding that people who book decide… nah… they can’t be bothered! MICHAEL And finally this week, to wrap up the show, it’s the Israeli firm that’s invented a robotic bartender called Cecilia. She may soon be mixing cocktails in a boozer near you! PHIL Mine’s a Margarita, Cecilia! And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye! +++++
34:49
November 26, 2021
Five in the Eye 0332 with Steve
MICHAEL Good morning and welcome! You’re listening to Colourful Radio and this is me - Michael Ohajuru - welcoming you to episode 0332 of our weekly news review show, Five in the Eye. PHIL And joining Michael this week via Zoom, it’s Phil Woodford, revealing that we’ve invited a very special guest to join us today. Mr Steve Martin is going to help us dissect five of the stories that have caught our eye over the past seven days.. Hi there Steve! STEVE Hi Phil, hello Michael. It’s good to be here on Five in the Eye. Our first story this week is going to be about asylum seekers. Priti Patel has seized on the fact that the man who detonated a bomb at the women’s hospital in Liverpool was in the asylum system. Meanwhile, record numbers of people are crossing the Channel and thousands are camped on the border of Belarus and Poland. MICHAEL For story number two, we talk about the young Black teenager who has been stopped and searched 30 times by the police and contrast his prospects with middle-class university graduates, who are apparently much more likely to walk into jobs than the students on their course who are more disadvantaged. PHIL For story number three, we ask whether the word ‘woke’ has been hijacked by the right wing and ask what it takes to change people’s attitudes and behaviours. In a week where the Head Chef at posh hotel Claridge’s quit, because bosses weren’t socially aware enough to embrace his plant-based menu. STEVE What’s story number four? Well, a Japanese train driver was fined 28p for rolling into a station a minute late. He’s suing his employer! MICHAEL And to wrap up the five this week, Prince Harry apparently consulted Princess Di’s old psychic, who predicted that he’d marry Meghan. Or should that be Mystic Meghan? PHIL I foresee an interesting conversation ahead. And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye!
43:16
November 19, 2021
Five in the Eye 0331 with Nubian Jak
PHIL Hello and a very warm welcome to Five in the Eye, Colourful Radio’s weekly news review show. In London, I’m Phil Woodford and you’re listening to episode 0331. Yes, Michael, that’s episode 331. MICHAEL Thanks for the prompt, Phil! A prime number episode, which is always extra special - for me at least! But today’s show is special for another reason too. We’re welcoming a guest for the first time on the Eye - Mr Jak Beula, the founder and Chief Executive of the Nubian Jak Community Trust, an organisation which does so much to commemorate the contributions of black and minority ethnic people. Welcome Jak! JAK Hi there Michael, hello Phil. Thanks very much for inviting me on Five in the Eye. And I can reveal that our top story this week is going to be the scandal that has engulfed Yorkshire Cricket Club. The allegations of racism levelled against particular players and a culture of cover-up have rocked the sport. Will the new Chairman, Lord Kamlesh Patel, be able to turn things around? PHIL For story number two, it’s the decision by Health Secretary Sajid Javid that all NHS workers need to be double vaxxed by next April. With 110,000 employees still holding out against the jabs, are we in danger of causing a staffing crisis in the already over-stretched health service? MICHAEL Story number three this week is about the work of our guest, Jak, and how it sometimes gets misinterpreted. Nubian Jak Community Trust recently unveiled a plaque to the Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti. When the story was written up on news sites in Lagos, they seemed determined to attribute the commemoration to English Heritage! JAK Yes, I shall reveal all later! And what’s story number four? Well, Marcus Rashford was awarded his MBE by Prince William, who seemed very keen to be the one who stepped in to confer the honour. And Marcus has said that he’ll hand the medal over to his mum! MICHAEL And finally this week, to finish the five. What time does your head hit the pillow of an evening? Boffins think that between 10 and 11 is the right time for shut-eye if you want to keep your heart functioning properly. +++++
41:25
November 12, 2021
Five in the Eye 0330
PHIL Hello and a very warm welcome to Colourful Radio’s weekly news review show, Five in the Eye. We’re going to discuss some of the stories that have caught our attention over the past week in what is episode 0330. Yep, that’s our three hundred and thirtieth show. Amazing. I’m Phil Woodford in London. MICHAEL And joining Phil via Zoom this week, it’s me - Michael Ohajuru. And I can reveal our top story ties in with the COP26 summit that is being held in Glasgow. Phil got into an interesting discussion online about fast fashion and he wants to tell us more about it. PHIL Our second story this week? A week used to be a long time in politics now 48 hours is even longer the Tory Owen Paterson was suspended one day then back from suspension only to be suspended again before finally resigning all in the space of 48 hours leading to the headline Owen Paterson quits as MP over lobbying row 'nightmare'  MICHAEL For story number three, we’re going to be delving into some very deep moral questions. But rather than getting Phil to answer them - which would be hopeless - we’re going to ask a computer algorithm! PHIL What’s story number four? It has to be the Scottish headteacher who was apparently photographed by a pupil flying off to Turkey, when it’s allegedly claimed she’d told colleagues she’d been pinged for Covid! MICHAEL And our final story, to wrap up the five, takes us up into space. Astronauts travelling back from the International Space Station were lacking toilet facilities. And making use of ‘backup undergarments’! PHIL It gives a whole new meaning to splashdown! And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye! ++++
32:48
November 5, 2021
Five in the Eye 0329
MICHAEL Hello and welcome! You’re listening to Five in the Eye on Colourful Radio with me, Michael Ohajuru. This is episode 0329 of our weekly news review show. PHIL And joining Michael by Zoom this week, it’s Phil Woodford, revealing that our top story is going to be the crisis over carers. Increasingly, the money the state provides for people to buy in care doesn’t cover the costs. And even if the cash is there, it’s often impossible to find staff available to work. MICHAEL And for story number two, it’s the deal signed by our security services - MI5, MI6 and GCHQ - to store their top-secret info in the cloud… courtesy of Amazon! PHIL If you were lost up a mountain and someone was calling you, wouldn’t you gratefully answer? Well, apparently not if you didn’t recognise the number! That was extraordinary situation encountered by authorities in Colorado as they tried to rescue a hiker. That’s story number three. MICHAEL And for our fourth story this week, we ask whether BBC presenter Nick Robinson was within his rights to tell the Prime Minister to stop talking in an interview? The Culture Secretary is briefing that the decision could have cost the Beeb a lot of money! PHIL And finally this week, to wrap up the show, we don’t like to be morbid, but do you have plans for your final send-off? Well, Brenda Morris of Worcestershire decided recently that she would be escorted to the crematorium by Darth Vader and stormtroopers from Star Wars! MICHAEL May the farce be with you! And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye!
29:51
November 2, 2021
Five in the Eye 0328
PHIL Hello and a very warm welcome to Colourful Radio’s weekly news review show. We call it Five in the Eye, as we take five recent stories and put them under the microscope. In London, I’m Phil Woodford, and you’re listening to episode 0328. MICHAEL And joining Phil via Zoom this week, it’s me - Michael Ohajuru - joining Phil and revealing that our top story is going to be the endless climate of hatred on social media. In the wake of the murder of Essex MP David Amess, do we need to examine a wider culture of extremism? PHIL Our second story this week? Well that’s the news that the Rolling Stones are no longer performing their famous track Brown Sugar, as its controversial lyric is deemed unacceptable for audiences in 2021. MICHAEL For our third story, we look at gentrification. As the traditional jewellery quarter in Birmingham comes under pressure from developers, should we worry about what’s happening to our cities? PHIL Feeling hungry? Well, for story number four we take a trip to the Nusr-Et restaurant, where the Turkish celebrity Salt Bae presides over meals that can cost up to a staggering £37,000. MICHAEL And finally, to complete the show, we talk number plates. If you’re ever caught in a bus lane and they send you a picture to prove it was your vehicle, make sure there’s actually a car in the photo! A couple were recently shocked to see that their plate had been confused with a slogan on a pedestrian’s t-shirt! PHIL Perhaps the pedestrian was doing 40 in a 30 mile-an-hour zone! And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye.
28:54
October 23, 2021
Five in the Eye 327 with Burkhard
Michael Good morning, welcome to Episode 327 of Five in the Eye Colourful Radio’s weekly news review show this me Michael Ohajuru - Phil Woodford’s away this week I’m Joined by our German bureau chief Burkard Actun - welcome Burkhard! Burkhard Greetings Michael from Spain good to be back on Five in the Eye. What's the top story this week? Michael It has to be what’s happening in your home country - Germany, do you have a chancellor ? A government ? What’s happening in Germany after your very inclusive elections last month? Burkhard For story number two We look at the mix of who votes for who and why - the young, the old and immigrants how are they voted.. Michael Story number three I know is a subject of great importance to you Germans - our Royal family - the extraordinary accusations against  Prince Andrew and your view on Harry,  is he doing the right thing ? Burkhard And story number four is Boris Johnson's letter to Germans living in the UK asking them to drive lorries since our driving license allows driving lorries for up to 7.5 tons? Michael German politicians seemed not to be too different Britain’s they promise BIG and deliver little to nothing - as seen in Germany’s digital driving licence fiasco….. Once we get our driving licence sorted out That’s this week’s Five in the Eye!
44:06
October 15, 2021
Five in the Eye 0326
MICHAEL Good morning! You’re listening to Colourful Radio and this is me - Michael Ohajuru - welcoming you to episode 0326 of Five in the Eye, our weekly news review show. PHIL And joining Michael via Zoom this week, it’s Phil Woodford, revealing that our top story is going to be the continued controversy surrounding the Metropolitan Police chief Cressida Dick, particularly in the wake of the trial of Sarah Everard’s killer. MICHAEL For story number two, we discuss the Insulate Britain protesters, who continue to block roads in their attempt to raise awareness of their cause. Is the Home Secretary Priti Patel right to crack down on what the press have described as ‘eco-mobs’? PHIL What’s story number three this week? Well, it’s the school that is trying to police the language used by its students in a bid to get them talking proper. Oh, Michael, if only your school could have done the same eh? MICHAEL Our fourth story is an extraordinary row over a sponsorship deal in women’s chess. The governing body is welcoming a cash injection from a breast enlargement business. PHIL And finally this week, to wrap up the show, we ask what’s the most adventurous way to use a wheelie bin? A florida man captured a five-foot alligator in his trash can and then released it back into the wild! MICHAEL See you later, alligator! And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye! ++++
30:43
October 9, 2021
Five in the Eye 0325
PHIL It’s Friday and - as you know - that can only mean one thing. It’s Five in the Eye day! I’m Phil Woodford in London and you’re listening to episode 0325 of our weekly news review show on Colourful Radio. MICHAEL And joining Phil via Zoom this week, it’s me - Michael Ohajuru - revealing that our top story is going to be the recent leaked conversations of government minister Kemi Badenoch. Despite her Black heritage, she said that she doesn’t care about colonialism. Should we care that she doesn’t care? PHIL And for this week’s number two slot, it’s the extraordinary story in the FT that the government is thinking of lowering the threshold at which graduates pay back their loans. Isn’t life difficult enough for students and young workers without imposing this extra financial burden? MICHAEL What’s story number three? Well it’s Keir Starmer’s performance at the Labour conference. How did things go? And how embarrassed should he be by the antics of his deputy Angela Rayner and the sniping of the party’s left wing? PHIL Our fourth story is about a state in India which shut down the internet just to stop people cheating in an exam! MICHAEL And to wrap up the show, Phil says I need to take some lessons in market investments from… a hamster! Apparently there is one canny rodent who is doing very well with cryptocurrencies! PHIL When you’re a Bitcoin-trading hamster, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel every day. And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye! +++++
35:06
October 1, 2021
Five in the Eye 0324
MICHAEL Hello and a very warm welcome to Five in the Eye. I’m Michael Ohajuru and you’re listening to the latest edition of Colourful Radio’s weekly news review show. In fact, it’s episode 0224. PHIL And joining Michael via Zoom this week, it’s Phil Woodford, revealing that our top story is going to be sudden emergence of a new alliance called AUKUS which involves Australia, UK and the USA. The French had their noses put out of joint - ooh la la - but Boris Johnson has told them: ‘Donnez-moi a break’. MICHAEL And what’s story number two? Well, it seems that fewer of us are wearing masks on public transport these days, so has coronavirus disappeared? From next year, the government is threatening to charge for those lateral flow tests we all use. Would you pay for them? PHIL For our third story, it’s the idea that employees may be able to demand flexible working from their first day in the job. But how realistic is the policy in the modern business world? MICHAEL Story number four is about kindness. The BBC and the University of Sussex have launched a large online survey to find out more about what it means. PHIL And to cap off the show, at number five, it’s the brave - or perhaps foolhardy - man who walked a tightrope from the Eiffel Tower. And Michael’s experience of daredevils closer to home. MICHAEL We’re always walking a tightrope with this show! And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye! ++++
30:01
September 24, 2021
Five in the Eye 0323
PHIL Hello and a very warm welcome to this week’s edition of Five in the Eye, Colourful Radio’s weekly news review. Back in the hotseat after a week away, it’s Phil Woodford. Thanks so much to Kola Sonaike for standing in for me last week. So let’s get ready for episode 0323. MICHAEL Yes, we certainly have a lot of interesting stories on the agenda. This is Michael Ohajuru joining Phil by Zoom and revealing that our number one item is the cabinet reshuffle. Will Boris Johnson’s makeover of his top team make any difference the performance or perception of the government? PHIL And at number two, it’s former President Trump. Remember him? Top military officials were so worried about his erratic behaviour in the aftermath of last year’s election that they were worried that he could decide to launch nuclear weapons. MICHAEL For our third story, we talk about whether we should tax the rich more. It’s a policy that has been put back on the agenda by the appearance of US congresswoman Alexandria Orcasio-Cortez at the Met Gala with a dress that made a big statement. PHIL What’s at number four this week? We’re going to talk about the extraordinary spat over Covid vaccines between Boris Johnson, Chris Whitty, Laura Kuenssberg and… err… Nicki Minaj. MICHAEL And finally this week, to wrap up the show, we’re investigating the cows who are… wait for it… being taught to use the toilet. PHIL They’re not using mine! And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye! +++++
43:51
September 23, 2021
Five in the Eye 322 with Kola
MICHAEL Hello and a very warm welcome to our weekly news review show here on Colourful Radio -  Five in the Eye -  I’m Michael Ohajuru  in London and you’re listening to episode 0322. Phil’s away this week, I’m joined by an old friend of the show - lawyer, communications consultant and podcaster extraordinaire - it’s none other than Mr Kola Sonaike. Hi there Kola, welcome back to Five in the Eye! KOLA Hi Michael. Good to be back on Five in the Eye! I can reveal that our top story is going to be the Government's social care reform plans. Are they really all that they are claimed to be by Johnson? MICHAEL For story number two, a damning new report has found that unemployment among young Black people soared to 41.6 per cent during the pandemic compared to 12.5% for young white people  -  Department for Work and Pensions is unable to explain this  “shocking inequality” [We're joined Jeremy Crook MBE from the Black Training and Enterprise Group] Please note the report was published by the Public Accounts Committee not DWP. KOLA What’s story number three? It’s climate change - Britain’s been  forced to fire up coal power plants as calm weather has meant the country's wind turbines have not generated as much power as usual. Is this climate change in action ? MICHAEL And for our fourth story,  it’s an oldie, its ABBA. Can  you believe it  after forty years the famous four are back with an album and virtual reality show. Is this the future for aging bands ? KOLA And finally, to wrap up the five - Tired of tea scum? How to banish it for ever – and make the perfect cuppa we’re gonna  show you how! MICHAEL And that’s this week’s show  -the  perfect cup of tea awaits!....Five in the Eye! ++++
39:23
September 10, 2021
Five in the Eye 0321
PHIL Well, it’s Friday and we know that can only mean one thing: it’s Five in the Eye day! Yes, this is Phil Woodford welcoming you to Colourful Radio’s weekly news review show. It’s episode 0321. MICHAEL And joining Phil via Zoom this week, it’s me - Michael Ohajuru - revealing that our top story is going to be about whether it’s possible to change the minds of people with racist views. One man recently told the BBC that his daughter had helped him to rethink his attitudes. And in the same week, a judge instructed a young white supremacist to read Jane Austen and Charles Dickens rather than right-wing propaganda. PHIL For story number two, it’s China’s decision to limit the amount of time that kids can spend playing video games. In fact, the youngsters are restricted to just one hour a night on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. MICHAEL So what’s story number three? Well, university canteens in Berlin, Germany are going mostly vegan and vegetarian in an attempt to tackle the climate crisis. PHIL And when was the last time you got measured up for a good old-fashioned M&S suit, Michael? Well, you might find it rather harder now, as the staple of the office wardrobe has been dropped from nearly half their stores - reflecting the move towards casual attire during the pandemic. That’s story number four. MICHAEL And to round off the show this week, at number five, we head to Switzerland, where cows apparently travel in style. By helicopter! PHIL They’re really on the mooove!  And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye!
32:03
September 4, 2021
Five in the Eye 0320 with Lorraine King
MICHAEL Hello and welcome to another action-packed episode of Five in the Eye - Colourful Radio’s weekly news review. This is me - Michael Ohajuru - in a field in Southern England and you’re listening to episode 0320. PHIL And joining Michael via Zoom this week from London, it’s Phil Woodford, revealing that we have a very special guest on the show. You may know her as a host right here on Colourful, where she plays soul and rare groove, but you’ll also see her byline on many news stories published by the Daily Mirror. It’s none other than Lorraine King. At last, Lorraine, we’ve managed to get you on the show! LORRAINE Hi Phil, hello there Michael. It’s great to finally be here on Five in the Eye! And what’s our top story going to be this week? Well, with news that up to 5,000 cases of corona are being connected with the Boardmasters festival in Newquay, we ask: just how safe are live music events? Should we be back partying? Or still being extra careful? MICHAEL Story number two concerns the website OnlyFans. It’s built a reputation for explicit content, with some people claiming to make thousands of pounds a month through posting seedy videos. The site was under pressure to ban explicit content by the companies that processed its banking and, at first, it seemed they would comply. But now they appear to have changed their minds. PHIL What’s story number three? Well it’s the appointment of Ian Lord ‘Beefy’ Botham - the former England cricketer - as trade envoy to Australia. A classic example of jobs for the boys? LORRAINE Here’s a story we covered in the Mirror this week at number four. A man in Yeovil has used an app to help deliver twenty grand’s worth of food to needy families during the pandemic. It’s all leftovers from the supermarkets and he makes sure they don’t go to waste. MICHAEL And finally this week, to wrap up the show, what would you say if you were suddenly confronted by a Hollywood icon like Harrison Ford or Tom Cruise? That’s what happened to a fireman in London and the owner of an Indian restaurant in Birmingham this week! PHIL As you’re travelling the country right now, Michael, I imagine people are queueing up for selfies! And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye! ++++
38:55
August 27, 2021
Five in the Eye 0319
PHIL Hello and a very warm welcome to Five in the Eye. I’m Phil Woodford in London and you’re listening to episode 0319 of Colourful Radio’s weekly news review show. MICHAEL And joining Phil from North Wales this week, this is me - Michael Ohajuru - revealing that our top story is going to be the shocking scenes in Afghanistan as the Taliban return to power. How could things have come to this? PHIL Our second story this week is about New Zealand. The country shut down over just one coronavirus case this week, although a small cluster has now emerged. Meanwhile, in the UK, we seem content to put up with 30,000 cases a day. Who has it right? MICHAEL And if you enjoy a cheeky Nandos now and again, you may have been shocked to read that the chicken chain has shut 50 of its stores because of lack of food supplies. What does this say about the current state of the British supply chain? That’s story number three. PHIL And what’s our fourth story? Well, a dad has complained about the comments of a teacher on his son’s school report. But should we always tell kids that everything is perfect? MICHAEL And finally this week, to wrap up the show, Phil has insisted on a cat story. Although I do have to accept this is no ordinary feline. It alerted passers-by to the fact that its elderly owner was in trouble! PHIL You never know when you might need a cat, Michael! And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye! +++++
30:31
August 19, 2021
Five in the Eye 0318
MICHAEL Hello and a very warm welcome to Colourful Radio’s weekly news review. We call it Five in the Eye, because we cast our eye over recent stories and pick out the five that we think badly need discussing, debating and dissecting. This is me - Michael Ohajuru - and you’re listening to episode 0318. PHIL And this is Phil Woodford joining Michael via Zoom this week and revealing that our top tory is going to be the environmental catastrophe that is foreseen in the recent IPCC climate report. What can we practically do to avert disaster? MICHAEL Our second story this week is about working from home. Government minister Kwasi Kwateng says that civil servants in his business department should be coming into the office, while Google is threatening people who work from home with lower wages. PHIL What’s story number three? Well, a food influencer said that the term ‘curry’ was racist and sparked a furious online debate. MICHAEL For our fourth story, we head to China, where a herd of wandering elephants is finally making its way home after a year on the road. Is that a trunk road perhaps? PHIL And finally this week, a feelgood story as funnyman Peter Kay returns to the stage after a break of four years. And it’s all for a very good cause. MICHAEL He joked that he’d neve before received a standing ovation when he walked on to the stage. And that’s this week’s Five
29:36
August 12, 2021
Five in the Eye 0317 with Tony
PHIL Hello and a very warm welcome to Five in the Eye - the weekly review show on Colourful Radio that examines five stories that have caught our eye over the past week. This is Phil Woodford in London and we’re on episode 0317. Michael, that’s episode zero THREE ONE SEVEN. MICHAEL A prime number edition! Very well spotted Phil! This is me - Michael Ohajuru - joining the show via Zoom this week and revealing that we have a very special guest with us today. It’s my old friend Tony Warner. Hi there, Tony! TONY Hi Michael, hello Phil. It’s good to be here on Five in the Eye! And I can reveal our top story this week is the death of Black historian Runoko Rushidi. We’ll discuss his ideas and his legacy. PHIL For story number two, it’s the war of words that has blown up over the role of the  Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the RNLI, in rescuing refugees who are in trouble at sea. People continue to head towards the UK in boats out of desperation but are met with hostility. At a time when NATO’s exit from Afghanistan looks set to herald a further humanitarian crisis. MICHAEL What’s story number three? Well, Digby Jones - the former boss of the CBI - criticised former footballer and Olympics presenter Alex Scott for the way she pronounces her words on TV. It sparked a furious backlash. TONY For our fourth story, we’re going glamping! Holidaymakers shelled out a fortune for what they were told was going to be a very posh campsite, but were horrified to find they were sharing basic facilities with other guests. PHIL And finally this week, it’s the remarkable new tourist attraction that’s heading for Stratford in East London. A gigantic, glowing orb that’s the size of Big Ben! MICHAEL Now, that’s one step up from the ‘mound’ of Marble Arch! And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye!
37:05
August 6, 2021
Five in the Eye 0316
MICHAEL Good morning! It’s Friday, so that can only mean one thing: it’s Five in the Eye day on Colourful Radio. This is me - Michael Ohajuru - welcoming you to episode 0316 of our weekly news review show. PHIL And this is Phil Woodford joining Michael via Zoom this week and revealing that our top story is going to be the Covid epidemic. As cases took an unexpected plunge in the past week or two, how positive can we be? And what about the government’s suggestion that we might need to show vaccine passports for clubs, football matches or even to attend university? MICHAEL Story number two this week is the pronouncements of Prime Minister Boris Johnson about crime, clearly designed to excite Tory supporters. He wants named police officers for crime victims - something Labour Leader Keir Starmer has denounced as a ‘gimmick’. And he is also in favour of chain gangs of criminals working in the street in hi-viz jackets. PHIL And as a woman in south-west London was quizzed by cops over a large cash withdrawal to buy a car, we ask whether banks are becoming a bit too nosy about what we do with our own money. That’s story number three today. MICHAEL And what’s our fourth story? It’s the exciting new landmark in the heart of London. Or… err… perhaps not. I’ve seen the now-famous mound of Marble Arch at first hand and confirm that it is somewhat underwhelming! PHIL And finally this week, if you feel like ordering a plate of chips, we wouldn’t recommend travelling to the Serendipity 3 restaurant in Manhattan. The gold-plated snack will set you back… wait for it… $200. MICHAEL In Abbey Wood, you can pick up a portion of chips for half that price. What’s the world coming to? And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye! ++++
29:45
July 29, 2021
Five in the Eye 0315
MICHAEL Hello and a very warm welcome - on what has been a very warm week! - to Five in the Eye. If you’re a regular listener, you’ll know this is Colourful Radio’s news review show, where we dissect five of the stories that have caught our eye over the past seven days. And this is me - Michael Ohajuru - introducing episode 0315. PHIL And this is Phil Woodford joining Michael via Zoom this week and revealing that our top news item is going to be about the Labour Party. Sir Keir Starmer, the party leader, has this week got his national executive to outlaw four left-wing splinter groups, meaning the automatic expulsion of their members. Is this a first step towards regaining the trust of the public? MICHAEL For story number two, we’re going to talk about the arts. A heartbroken Andrew Lloyd-Webber was forced to cancel his production of Cinderella this week, despite Freedom Day. With Covid in the cast and the need for self-isolation, the old adage that the ‘show must go on’ had to be abandoned. Are we in danger of abandoning our theatres? PHIL What’s story number three? Well the Olympic Games finally kicks off officially in Tokyo today amid a lot of controversy and cases of corona. Meanwhile, there was embarrassment for the Polish swimming team, who’d miscalculated the number of athletes they were allowed to send to Japan. MICHAEL When former US President Bill Clinton came to London in 1997 for a four-hour stopover, it’s been revealed that he declined tea with the Queen in favour ‘being a tourist’ in London. That’s story number four. PHIL And finally this week, to wrap up the show, what about the guy in America who spent two hours cleaning his friend’s apartment and playing with the cats there. Only his friend didn’t own any felines and he’d been cleaning the wrong flat! MICHAEL A big bonus for the surprised owners! And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye!
31:04
July 22, 2021
Five in the Eye 0314 with Themba
PHIL Hello and a very warm welcome to our weekly news review show on Colourful Radio, Five in the Eye. I’m Phil Woodford in London and you’re listening to episode 0314. MICHAEL And this is me - Michael Ohajuru - joining Phil via Zoom this week and revealing that we’re welcoming a very special guest. Someone who has been on the show a few times now, so we feel as if we should officially appoint him as our South African Bureau Chief. It’s Themba Robin Behrens. Hi there Themba! THEMBA Hi Michael, hello Phil. Good to be back on Five in the Eye and greetings from Johannesburg! I can reveal that our top story is going to be an update on two big stories in South Africa right now: the upheaval and disturbances following the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma. And the ongoing crisis caused by coronavirus. PHIL For story number two, it’s the aftermath of Euro 2020. After the heartbreak last weekend, when England lost to Italy, some leading players were subject to racist abuse. It led to a pointed confrontation between Tyrone Mings and the Home Secretary Priti Patel. MICHAEL What’s story number three? Well, we’re used to everything being cleaned down constantly and kept sanitary during the Covid pandemic. But does it really serve any purpose in controlling the bug? Scientists think coronavirus is unlikely to spread via surfaces, so are we witnessing what some call ‘hygiene theatre’? THEMBA And for our fourth story, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were awarded £500 as a prize for agreeing just to have two children. Is their decision really worthy of recognition? PHIL And finally, to wrap up the five, it’s the guy in America who discovered a bowling ball hidden underneath his house.And then went on to discover 159 more! MICHAEL That’s what I’d call a strike! And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye!
42:23
July 16, 2021
Five in the Eye 0313
MICHAEL Hello and welcome to Five in the Eye! This is me - Michael Ohajuru - here on Colourful Radio and this is a very special show. That’s because it’s episode 0313 and 313 is… wait for it… a prime number! PHIL Yes, it’s one of Michael’s prime number shows and we know how important they are to him! This is Phil Woodford, joining the show from Coventry in the West Midlands this week, and revealing that our top story is going to be the dramatic changes to life promised on the so-called ‘Freedom Day’ of July 19th. Is the government making the right choices? MICHAEL For story number two, we talk about two sporting controversies: the female swimmers denied appropriate headgear for their afro hair. Meanwhile, sprinters from Namibia are ruled out of races because of their naturally high levels of testosterone. PHIL What’s story number three? Well, it’s discipline in schools. Most people would agree that some rules and regulations are important. But can they go too far? MICHAEL For our fourth story this week, it’s the UK minister who confused Zambia and Zimbabwe at the funeral of Kenneth Kaunda. PHIL And finally this week, to wrap up the show, we talk about motivational posters. Tesco have maybe misjudged one of their messages by placing it in a toilet. MICHAEL We don’t need any extra motivation to get straight on to these great stories! And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye!
28:15
July 8, 2021
Five in the Eye 0312
Whats's on this week's show.... MICHAEL Hello and a very warm welcome to episode 0312 of your favourite news review show. This is me - Michael Ohajuru - and you’re listening to Five in the Eye, right here on Colourful Radio. PHIL And this is Phil Woodford joining Michael via Zoom this week and revealing that our top story is going to be the departure last weekend of Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary and his replacement by the former Chancellor Sajid Javid. What does this mean for our fight against the pandemic? And what does it say about ministerial behaviour? MICHAEL For our second story this week, we’re going to discuss the top secret documents left at a bus stop, which revealed information about the deployment of a British warship to the Crimea. How far was the UK looking for a confrontation with Russia? And was someone trying to let us know? PHIL For story number three this week, it’s the ups and downs of elderly folk in China, as they pay the equivalent of 15 American cents every time they travel in a lift in their own apartment block! MICHAEL Well, for story number four, we couldn’t resist focusing on England’s dramatic victory over Germany and encounter tomorrow against Ukraine in the Euros. We’ll be asking our football correspondent for his predictions. PHIL And finally this week, to wrap up the show, the truth is out there as X Files fans might say. The Pentagon released its long-awaited report into UFOs. And they are...errr… unexplained! MICHAEL Take me to your favourite Earth radio presenters, Michael and Phil!  And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye!
35:02
July 1, 2021
Five in the Eye 311
PHIL Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Five in the Eye on Colourful Radio. It’s episode 0311 and I’m Phil Woodford in London. MICHAEL And joining Phil via Zoom this week, this is me - Michael Ohajuru. And I can reveal our top story is going to be the report by the Commons Education Select Committee which claimed poor, white, working-class kids were being left behind by our school system. PHIL And for story number two, we look at the ongoing divisions in America through the prism of Covid on the one hand and religion on the other. MICHAEL And for our third story this week, we focus on electric cars. They seem to be very much the future. But firefighters are alarmed. Houston crews recently spent seven hours and an astonishing 28,000 gallons of water to extinguish a blaze in a Tesla Model S. PHIL What’s story number four? Well, the EU appears to be worried about the dominance of British TV shows on continental channels. They’re busy setting quotas for the amount of European content that’s available to viewers. Ooh la la! MICHAEL And finally this week, to wrap up the show, youngsters have found an ingenious way of avoiding the Pfizer jab giving them an arm ache. And it involves windmills! PHIL I’ve told you Michael, you’re too old for this! And that’s this week’s Five in the Eye!
36:30
June 24, 2021
Five in the Eye 310 with Valentine
The FIVE that caught our eye this week… ONE Met Police Corruption TWO Two teenage murders last weekend. THREE Accents and intelligence FOUR Guy swallowed by whale FIVE Principal sings Whitney
44:13
June 17, 2021
Five in the Eye 309 with Olu
The FIVE that caught our eye this week… ONE Ollie Robinson: England bowler to take 'short break' from cricket TWO Foreign aid: Rebel Tories blocked in bid to reverse cuts THREE School day to be extended in England, leaked ‘Covid catch-up’ plan suggests FOUR Rapper Vanilla Ice narrates new BBC podcast on the disappearance of Shergar FIVE Landmine-sniffing rat Magawa retires after years of brave work in Cambodia
36:50
June 12, 2021
Five in the Eye 0308
The FIVE that caught our eye this week… ONE Lockdown Kids and Covid  TWO Naomi Osaka refuses to go to a press conference THREE Denmark spies on Germany FOUR Pilot distractions ? FIVE Covid sensors at the BBC
31:58
June 7, 2021
Five in the Eye 0307
The five that caught our eye this week...... ONE Eight men arrested over Royal Mail delivery scam texts TWO Universities - scrapping courses in humanities London South Bank University staff sound alarm over drop in courses THREE There are barely enough staff to run Manchester's pubs and restaurants, and wages are surging as hospitality recruitment turns into a 'battleground' FOUR Greta Thunberg reacts to 'fatshaming' by Chinese state media FIVE 35p for a lemon, £4 for the microdelivery
33:18
May 30, 2021
Five in the Eye 0305
The FIVE that caught our eye this week... ONE Queen’s speech: voters will need photo ID for general elections TWO Sheffield University tells staff Charles Darwin was 'racist' and used natural selection theory to justify white male superiority in 'decolonising curriculum' lecturing handbook Church to consider removing or altering slavery monuments THREE Russian supermarket a third cheaper than Aldi and Lidl set to open in the UK FOUR Noah Bought $2,619 Worth of SpongeBob Popsicles FIVE Curators investigate lino from Paul McCartney’s childhood home Michael Jordan: Basketball legend's North Carolina jersey sells for a record £1m
28:57
May 12, 2021
Five in the Eye 304 Election Special
The FIVE that caught our eye this week... ONE Conservatives take Hartlepool seat from Labour TWO London Mayor Election 2021: Who are all the candidates? THREE Cleaners note to 'cruel' boss goes viral on social media FOUR What Is ‘Cheugy’? You Know It When You See It. FIVE ‘Still got it’: Tom Jones fans congratulate singer for becoming oldest man to have No 1 UK album
34:37
May 7, 2021
Five in the Eye 303 with Judge Bob
The FIVE that caught our eye this week ONE Boris Johnson's flat: PM branded 'Major Sleaze' – but insists he paid for revamp amid formal investigation TWO Lockdown fines: Fixed penalty notices should all be reviewed - MPs THREE GMB viewers outraged as guests debate 'giving up pets' to save the planet FOUR Texas woman faced felony charge for not returning VHS tape over 2 decades ago FIVE Anas Sarwar shows off moves as he dances to Uptown Funk | HeraldScotland
31:20
April 30, 2021
Five in the Eye 0302
The FIVE that caught our eye this week ONE European Super League: Project is 'on standby', says Real Madrid president Florentino Perez TWO Apple Music Reveals How Much It Pays When You Stream a Song THREE China’s European ghost towns: The tourism trend that went wrong FOUR Five-year-old curator leads summer art exhibition in Bath FIVE Dad names newborn son after his place of work and claims wife 'did not mind'
32:50
April 22, 2021
Five in the Eye 0301
The FIVE that caught our eye this week.... ONE David Cameron breaks silence over Greensill lobbying controversy, saying 'lessons to be learnt' TWO Covid review - vaccines/lockdown Lockdown changes: All the things you can and can't do from today in England Johnson & Johnson vaccine paused over rare blood clots THREE Irvine Welsh 'embarrassed' writing books as he knows his mum will read them FOUR ‘Hand of God’: Moving photo of nurse trying to comfort isolated patient in Brazil’s Covid ward goes viral FIVE The "Iron Man" body armour many of us may soon be wearing
32:49
April 16, 2021
Five in the Eye 0300 with Abi Kay
The FIVE that caught our eye... ONE The 300th story was Jul 2016 5yrs ago : Well our first story is really a collection of stories. We’re seeing what seems to be a lot of truly dreadful news out there right now. Terrorist attacks in recent weeks in France and Germany the stabbings in Japan and continued suicide bombings in Syria and Iraq along with the failed coup in Turkey and its repercussions. Together, they have created a real sense of unease. And this comes at a time when Trumpism is on the march in America, the UK has voted for Brexit and uncertainty is all around. Are we witnessing some kind of trend? What’s changed ? TWO Recorded over five years, the story of a young courier Demille navigating London's gig economy. THREE Celebrities in Australia anger stranded citizens over 'double standard' FOUR Bridgerton fans mourn as Regé-Jean Page's exit confirmed for second season FIVE Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos turn 300 years and are celebrated via online concert 300 Years of the Škofja Loka Passion Play (Video) No 10 at 300—and not out
37:42
April 8, 2021
Five in the Eye 0299
The Five that caught our eye this week... ONE The Sewell  Report Downing Street suggests UK should be seen as model of racial equality ORIGINAL ONE Turmoil at London school hit by flag and hairstyle row Hundreds of schools in England sign up for anti-racist curriculum TWO Call centre staff to be monitored via webcam for home-working ‘infractions’ THREE Brexiteers ask public for ‘treasures’ to put in Museum of Brexit Festival of Brexit': first events for divisive £120m project announced FOUR Walsall boy, 6, finds '488-million-year-old' fossil in garden FIVE Man looks up neighbour’s property on Zoopla, finds his cat has been living a double life next door
37:52
April 2, 2021
Five in the Eye 298 with Burkhard & Jim
The FIVE that caught our eye this week ONE Germany Launches Election Year With Losses for Merkel’s Party in Two States 'Resignations are due!' Top German magazine loses patience and orders Merkel to quit TWO Covid vaccines: EU tussle with UK over AstraZeneca escalates THREE Queen Elizabeth to hire ‘diversity czar’ after Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview: report FOUR Arnold Schwarzenegger would be first choice to lead Earth, study finds FIVE Letters to the Easter Bunny
45:09
March 26, 2021
Five in the Eye 0297 with Ebun
The FIVE that caught our eye this week ONE Sarah Everard - policing protests TWO AZ vaccine - Banned in Europe THREE Downing Street briefing room  Couple chained together FIVE Name change to salmon
36:14
March 20, 2021
Five in the Eye 296 with Suki
The FIVE that caught our eye this week... ONE Piers Morgan to leave Good Morning Britain after Meghan row TWO Ian Brown pulls out of music festival over Covid vaccination row THREE Jack Dorsey: Bids reach $2.5m for Twitter co-founder's first post Grimes made $5.8 million in under 20 minutes selling crypto-based artwork FOUR Japanese billionaire seeks eight members of public to fly to the moon with him for free FIVE Joe Biden's dogs sent home to Delaware after 'biting incident'– report
44:29
March 11, 2021
Five in the Eye 295 with Themba
No 1 South African Pandemic update No 2 Cancel culture Dr. Seuss Books Will No Longer Be Published Over Offensive Images CPAC: America Uncancelled The Simpsons' Dr Hibbert: Harry Shearer replaced by black actor Kevin Michael Richardson https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/amanda-gorman-dutch-translation-scli-intl/index.html No 3 Subtitles make all TV a learning experience for children No 4 Plastic surgeon turns up for Zoom court hearing while in the middle of operating on a patient No 5 Take a deep breath: how 'Cornish' air sells for £60 a bottle (even if it's from Devon)
42:24
March 4, 2021
Five in the Eye 0294 with Abi
The FIVE that caught our eye this week... NUMBER ONE - LOCKDOWN Prime Minister sets out roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions NUMBER TWO - MET COMMISSIONER AND PRITI PATEL Is Priti Patel planning to replace Cressida Dick with a hardliner? NUMBER THREE - WORKING ENVIRONMENT Salesforce says 'the 9-to-5 workday is dead' and will provide 3 new ways for employees to work — including the possibility of working from home forever NUMBER FOUR - HOTEL HONEYMOONING Newlyweds undergo counselling after discovering they were NAKED in front of other guests during honeymoon at five-star resort because they thought sauna had one-way glass windows NUMBER FIVE - OAP, 50P VOUCHER Witney pensioner boycotts Co-op over Shredded Wheat coupon
43:28
February 25, 2021
Five in the Eye 293 with Kola
The FIVE that caught our eye this week... One Impeachment Trial: Trump Is Acquitted by the Senate Two Proposed free speech law will make English universities liable for breaches Three First Black woman to lead WTO says she will prioritize fair trade, access to Covid-19 vaccines Four BBC aims to lift the Covid blues with festival of comedy Five Archaeologists discover ancient beer factory in Egypt
43:51
February 18, 2021
Five in the Eye 0292 with Julie
The FIVE that caught our eye this week: ONE Brexit, Ireland, Scotland Mess  'We were late and over-confident': Ursula von der Leyen issues grovelling apology over the EU's vaccine shambles admitting the bloc is 'still not where we want to be' - as the UK rollout surges ahead Brexit: NI port staff to return after security concerns Revealed: Secret No 10 plan to send Prince Edward to live in Edinburgh palace in attempt to quash rising support for SNP and another Scottish independence referendum TWO Royals and Parliament Prince Charles vetted laws that stop his tenants buying their homes THREE Parish Council and Jackie Weaver A Handforth Parish Council Zoom Meeting Descended Into Anarchy And It's All We Can Talk About FOUR Covid flying Dublin Dodge Ireland to crack down on 'Dublin dodge' used to evade UK travel ban Masks in planes Airline exempts premium passengers from wearing mask when lying flat FIVE  French al desko eating No culinary crime to dine al desko in France Eating at your desk will no longer be illegal in France after it was agreed tackling COVID-19 took precedence over workers’ rights.
42:08
February 11, 2021
Five in the Eye 0291 with Olu
The Five that caught our eye this week..... ONE Vaccines - protests, cheating, EU-UK vaccine wars EU 'fiasco' on N Ireland heaps pressure on Commission These travelers faked negative COVID tests and got away with it Anti-vaccine protesters temporarily shut down major coronavirus vaccine site at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles A vaccination site meant to serve a hard-hit Latino neighborhood in New York instead serviced more Whites from other areas TWO Labour Populism Leak reveals Labour plan to focus on flag and patriotism to win back voters THREE Binman vs Snowman Binman who kicked head off snowman refuses to say sorry and says complainers are 'snowflakes' FOUR Enhancing Zoom - book curation and goats Virtual meetings spur sales in books for backgrounds Covid: 'Insane' success of goat Zooms nets Rossendale farm £50k FIVE Putin’s Palace Pole Dancing And Fancy Toilet Brushes: Millions Watch Navalny Video On Alleged 'Putin Palace'
40:58
February 4, 2021
Five in the Eye 290 with Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
A Five in the Eye Special  We’re focusing the whole of this show on the challenging issues of racism and white privilege with the author of a new book called This Is Why I Resist. She’s a lawyer, writer and public speaker who has built an increasing profile for herself recently. - Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu.
39:10
January 28, 2021
Five in the Eye 289 with Bob
What caught our eye this week.... ONE Lord Sumption says Stage 4 bowel cancer sufferer's life was 'less valuable' than others in TV debate over Covid measures TWO Why do so many professional, middle-class Brits insist they're working class? THREE Historians having to tape together records that Trump tore up FOUR German privacy laws force vaccine officials to guess people's ages from their names FIVE How a Scottish postie's simple sea shanty struck a global chord
40:22
January 21, 2021
Five in the Eye 288 with Dave
ONE How to be a successful Opposition TWO American crisis  THREE Wikipedia at 20 FOUR Plants with minds of their own Scientists Discover That Trees Have A “Heartbeat” Too FIVE Working from bed
43:39
January 14, 2021
5itE 287 with Bonnie
1  Pro-Trump Mob Storms Capitol, Congress Confirms Biden Win 2 Georgia Senate elections results Democrats take control 3 COVID pandemic developments 4 Call This Phone Number and Just Scream If You Want  5 Britain's Singing Ambassador 
46:06
January 7, 2021
5itE 286 in memory of Paul Lawrence .mp3
The five that caught our eye this week... ONE In memory of  to Paul Lawrence (1964 -2020) In memory we replay a debate he inspired on Five in the Eye discussing how the pandemic has exposed capitalism’s failing TWO Idaho health meeting ends abruptly in 'interest of public safety' after anti-mask protesters show up at officials' homes THREE Drama reflecting reality - Blair rock opera FOUR Scotch eggs - demand increases x 10 FIVE Isle of Man on jetsky for  Scotland for love
36:07
December 17, 2020
Five in the Eye 285
The five that caught our eye this week.... ONE Brexit: 'Strong possibility' of no trade deal with EU - PM TWO Millwall fans boo as players take a knee in support of fight against racial injustice THREE Could the Donald Trump presidential library – or theme park – lie ahead? FOUR Nigeria’s first feature-length animated film cost $1m FIVE Covid vaccine: UK woman becomes first in world to receive Pfizer jab
36:14
December 10, 2020
Five in the Eye 284
The five that caught our eye this week.... ONE Mental health toll of Covid in Japan  TWO Conflict Israel Iran USA ? THREE Scalpers  FOUR Mysterious monolith  FIVE Celebrities to persuade us of vaccines 
36:29
December 3, 2020
Five in the Eye 283
The five that caught our eye this week.... ONE COVID CHRISTMAS TWO LONDON’S FUTURE THREE COMMUNICATING COVID - ANDREW CUOMO FOUR ISRAELIS REVERSE AGEING  FIVE MOOSE LICKING CARS
36:02
November 26, 2020
Five in the Eye 282
The five that caught our eye this week.... ONE Mail on Sunday v Marcus Rashford: a sinister attack on a young black man TWO Police stop lockdown-busting service at London church Delays to Covid-only care home plan could strand patients, warn England health chiefs THREE Fleets: Twitter launches disappearing tweets tool worldwide FOUR Scents of history: study hopes to recreate smells of old Europe FIVE Lorry full of cauliflower overturns at Scotch Corner M1 lorry hijack gang stole £5m of Apple products, say police
38:16
November 19, 2020
Five in the Eye 281
The FIVE that caught our eye this week... ONE Pfizer says early analysis shows its Covid-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective TWO ‘No reason for alarm’: McConnell tries to paint Trump’s election fraud claims as normal THREE Virgin Hyperloop: First passengers try high-speed vacuum pods FOUR A 5-story building in Shanghai 'walks' to a new location FIVE Baby Shark is the most-viewed YouTube video of all time, and there’s no end in sight Cliff Richard becomes first artist to reach UK Top 5 across eight decades
29:60
November 12, 2020
Five in the Eye 280 US election special
We review the US election so far... 1 Reflections on the election to date (Thurs 5pm) 2 What might we look forward to after the election 3 The broken system Electoral college 4 What will be the International result of this protracted election 5 First village to vote in US election 2020 backs Joe Biden in a landslide
36:56
November 6, 2020
Five in the Eye 0279 with Tony
ONE 'Living in Meghan's shoes' helped Prince Harry see racial bias Mother who launched the UK's first magazine for black girls is criticised by GMB viewers who claim the name Cocoa is 'derogatory' and brand the concept 'divisive' Loose Women applauded as it makes history with all-Black panel TWO 'Just stop killing us': young Nigerians rise up against brutal police force End impunity for police violence in Nigeria Tanker stowaways: Seven men arrested over ship's ‘hijacking’ THREE Man who shopped naked in Tesco wanted to prove 'something is essential to everyone' FOUR HAVE A TREAT Trick or treating CAN take place this Halloween but kids face extra rules, Downing Street says FIVE Rasheed Graham and Marcus Rashford Panorama: Young people and the futures of the ‘Covid Generation’
45:21
October 29, 2020
Five in the Eye 0278
The FIVE that caught our eye this week One Contracts and payments for coronavirus control Two Universities - the future Three Cities designed by women Four Clutter in lockdown Five Bacon-flavoured masks
35:51
October 22, 2020
Five in the Eye 0277 with Valentine
The FIVE that caught our eye this week One 'I've kept Ofcom from being made redundant!' BGT's Nabil Abdulrashid brands himself a 'hero' as he laughs off backlash... after sparking 2,055 complaints with 'political' routine Two Commons defeat for Brexit food standards amendment despite warnings over chlorinated chicken Three Taliban endorse Donald Trump in US presidential race Four She Was Going Into Labor. But She Had a Bar Exam to Finish. Five Canadian detained in China 'astonished' to learn about scale of Covid pandemic
29:48
October 17, 2020
Five in the Eye 0276
The FIVE that caught our eye this week One Westminster Holocaust memorial would be 'trophy site' for terrorists Two Cineworld 'to shut all UK cinemas' as industry becomes 'unviable' Three Amazon payments and contactless Four Plants reduce stress Five Man’s pet geese come with him to the pub wearing special nappies
34:17
October 8, 2020
Five in the Eye 0275
The FIVE that caught our eye this week One Covid: About 40 universities report coronavirus cases Two Lib Dems: Ed Davey promises 'to be the voice of carers' Three 'I monitor my staff with software that takes screenshots' Four Rail workers suspended after 'man cave' found under railway Five Family's BBQ is gatecrashed by dozens of giant crabs in nightmare-inducing scene
31:02
October 1, 2020
Five in the Eye 0274
The FIVE that caught our eye this week  One Supreme Court decision in the US  Two Tory MPs and anti-racism training Three Jesus arrested in SIberia  Four Opera in Spain social distancing Five Rename tube stations
29:43
September 25, 2020
Five in the Eye 0273
The FIVE that caught our eye this week: One Coronavirus: Speak to rule-breakers first before calling police - PM Two Sir Philip Green's Arcadia 'sorry' after notice pay row Three Man auctions dad’s $50K whisky collection to buy his first home Four Amazon Says It Was Not Price Gouging During the Pandemic When It Sold Toilet Paper for $36 Five Capsized kayaker who prayed for help rescued by priests on floating bar
30:38
September 18, 2020
Five in the Eye 0272
The FIVE that caught our eye this week... one Brexit - breaking international law/top legal guy resigns  two Future of BBC and right-wing comedy three Cambridge Pitt Club four Jetpack man five Man blows up part of house while chasing fly
31:01
September 10, 2020
Five in the Eye 0271 with Suki
The FIVE that caught our eye this week... One Prime Minster Narendra Mod - Good or Bad for Indian Democracy ? Two Germany coronavirus: Hundreds arrested in German 'anti-corona' protests Three Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain Four New Flying Car Takes Flight In Japan, But There's A Catch  Five FLAMES OF THE THAMES Huge designer candle that smells like the River Thames as it passes Dagenham on sale for £450 at Selfridges
40:08
September 5, 2020
Five in the Eye 0270
The FIVE that caught our eye this week... One Leadership , Personality and Policy Two David Olusoga: racism in British TV has led to 'lost generation' of black talent Three Perspex kisses: how TV romance continues despite pandemic Four Money for nothing: German university offers 'idleness grants Five https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12472951/tower-bridge-london-stuck-open-traffic-chaos/
38:47
September 5, 2020
Five in the Eye 0269
The FIVE that caught our eye this week... ONE Government cock-ups including exams TWO Lockdown is it really over ? THREE Dr Martens and furlough cash returned FOUR Boars on the attack in Germany in the Park , on the Beach FIVE Weighing restaurant visitors in China
33:55
August 21, 2020