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Monday 20 August: Putin And The Patriarch

In Russia the high profile court case of  anarchist punk rock group Pussy Riot  who stormed the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, has shed a bright spotlight on the close relationship between the Orthodox Church, and Russia's political elite. For decades –under communist rule – the Russian Orthodox Church was an underground movement, barely tolerated by successive regimes. The BBC's Tom Esslemont reports on how the Church is now at the top table of Russian politics.

Tuesday 21 August: Just Add Cash (Part 2 of 2)

In the second part of the BBC series "Just Add Cash" – Max Flint investigates the positives of inflation – shrink mortgages and shrivel debt. 

Wednesday 22 August: Lewis Moody - Retired England Rugby Captain

A BBC interview with the just retired England rugby captain – Lewis Moody – whose last act as captain was in New Zealand in October for the World Cup where England's campaign was embroiled in off-field controversy.

Thursday 23 August: The Culture of Gaming (Part 1 of 2)

Aleks Krotoski explores what computer gaming offers as a cultural medium. Computer or videogames have been around for 40 years, but the wider cultural implications have tended to be glossed over in favour of discussion of the size of the gaming economy and concerns about games' social impact.